Posted: Kieran Darmody on January 19th, 2023

A Day in the Life of a Business Development Manager with Chingy Yuen

Chingy Yuen shares what a day in the life of a Business Development Manager looks like!

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What’s your name, what do you do at Liberis and where in the world do you work? 

Hi, I’m Chingy, and I work in the Global Business Development team and am based in London. My focus is global Partner acquisition – in a nutshell identifying and onboarding new Partners from acquirers to marketplaces and everything in between! 

From the moment you wake up in the morning, what do you look forward to for the day ahead? 

Liberis serves to support small businesses, which holds a dear place in my heart. My late father had several small businesses, so I have first-hand experience. I take great pride in knowing my contribution works towards assisting small businesses to thrive.  

On a different note, I am very much a people person. I look forward to meeting new partners, building and deepening relationships, and adding value by tailoring solutions to their needs. I also enjoy catching up with colleagues – everyone at Liberis is super friendly, and we have a comprehensive snack table, where I often find myself! 😜

Live life! Love Liberis! 

Describe a typical day for you in your role.  

I love the variety and autonomy I have – no day is the same. External tasks vary from attending trade shows, presenting our embedded journey to completing RFIs. Internal activities include collaborating with cross-functional departments within Liberis, such as Legal, Partnerships and Compliance, to ensure a smooth handover once Partners are onboarded.  

What advice would you give a colleague whose just joined your team? 

  1. Be curious – there is so much to learn, and everyone is always willing to share. No question is a silly question!  
  2. Be strategic – Understand your deliverables, key stakeholders, opportunities and challenges. I find it helpful to be clear about my goals and plan backwards. 
  3. Be proactive – Prioritise, take action/ ownership and share ideas. 

Are you office based, remote or hybrid? What are the pros and cons, if any? 

Hybrid- I work three days from the office and two remotely. Apart from the great fun, being in the office helps to drive results through collaboration. Nothing beats getting around a whiteboard to brainstorm ideas or being able to walk up to colleagues for a quick catch-up. On the other hand, working from home allows me to have flexibility and enjoy simple pleasures such as the school run with my niece and nephew!