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Business Development Manager


Stone King LLP
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Employment Type: Employer
Contact: Stone King Recruitment Team
Sector: Legal
Category: Business Development Jobs
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General

The role has responsibility for a focused practice group in helping them to develop and implement their Business Development plans, key client plans and initiatives.

The Role

 Priorities in the first six months:


  • Establish working relationships with key individuals throughout the firm and the marketing team and understand their capacity and priorities.

  • Develop and implement active and ongoing plan for Business Development and Marketing initiatives across the firm.

     

    Key relationships:

     

  • Director of Business Development and Marketing, Sector Heads and Team Heads

  • Other key individuals from within the Sectors.

  • The Business Development and Marketing team, other Partners and Fee Earners as required.

     

    Key Areas of Responsibility

     

    Business Development

     

  • Actively manage the business development process including: lead generation, managing a development pipe line (using CRM).

  • To develop and implement a Business Development Plan and develop key targets for all Partners and Fee Earners.

  • To work with the Business Development & Marketing Director to grow work from existing clients and contacts.

  • To maximise the work from intermediaries and to analyse which are worth working with.

  • Origination of research for tenders/presentations and ability to work in tandem with individual fee earners in the development of final pitch documentation/submissions

  • Maintain libraries of information, such as major clients, CVs, practice area descriptions, etc

  • Maintaining a tender database and central tender library

  • Injecting best practice into bid production in terms of content, style and consistent brand message across the Firm.

     

    General

     

  • Representing Stone King to potential clients through direct communication in face to face meetings, telephone calls and emails.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with fee earners as appropriate.
  • Share best practice and knowledge within the sectors.
  • Ensuring Stone King remains proactive and responsive to prospective clients

 New Business

 

  • Manage entire New Business Process - prospect to close
  • Developing relationships with key intermediaries as referrers of new business 
  • Assist the partners in developing new business through pitching; providing industry or client related input, as required, on transactional pitches across all four Stone King sectors, collating information on the firm's experience and producing a focused business proposal highlighting the Firm’s expertise.
  • Encouraging fee earners to track and develop relationships with their contacts
  • Organising and delivering training for fee-earners in the various skills necessary to develop prospects and win new business
  • Develop detailed engagement plans that drive opportunity to contract closing
  • Being responsible for any panel pitches clients, or strategically important pitches and ensuring that the client team deliver to the highest of standards, promoting pitching best practice and to deadline.
  • Ensuring that systems are in place to capture pitch metrics, our pitch win/loss ratio and reasons for success
  • Tracking new clients firm wide

  • Conduct client feedback meetings, create reports analysing the information and cascade this information to fee earners with recommendations.

  • Keep a detailed log of pitches and update status of wins and losses

  • Ownership of the full pitch process, keeping standard documents up to date

  • Create monthly reports of key activities

     

Reporting to: The Business Development and Marketing Director

 

General

The role has responsibility for a focused practice group in helping them to develop and implement their Business Development plans, key client plans and initiatives.

The Role

 Priorities in the first six months:


  • Establish working relationships with key individuals throughout the firm and the marketing team and understand their capacity and priorities.

  • Develop and implement active and ongoing plan for Business Development and Marketing initiatives across the firm.

     

    Key relationships:

     

  • Director of Business Development and Marketing, Sector Heads and Team Heads

  • Other key individuals from within the Sectors.

  • The Business Development and Marketing team, other Partners and Fee Earners as required.

     

    Key Areas of Responsibility

     

    Business Development

     

  • Actively manage the business development process including: lead generation, managing a development pipe line (using CRM).

  • To develop and implement a Business Development Plan and develop key targets for all Partners and Fee Earners.

  • To work with the Business Development & Marketing Director to grow work from existing clients and contacts.

  • To maximise the work from intermediaries and to analyse which are worth working with.

  • Origination of research for tenders/presentations and ability to work in tandem with individual fee earners in the development of final pitch documentation/submissions

  • Maintain libraries of information, such as major clients, CVs, practice area descriptions, etc

  • Maintaining a tender database and central tender library

  • Injecting best practice into bid production in terms of content, style and consistent brand message across the Firm.

     

    General

     

  • Representing Stone King to potential clients through direct communication in face to face meetings, telephone calls and emails.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with fee earners as appropriate.
  • Share best practice and knowledge within the sectors.
  • Ensuring Stone King remains proactive and responsive to prospective clients

 New Business

 

  • Manage entire New Business Process - prospect to close
  • Developing relationships with key intermediaries as referrers of new business 
  • Assist the partners in developing new business through pitching; providing industry or client related input, as required, on transactional pitches across all four Stone King sectors, collating information on the firm's experience and producing a focused business proposal highlighting the Firm’s expertise.
  • Encouraging fee earners to track and develop relationships with their contacts
  • Organising and delivering training for fee-earners in the various skills necessary to develop prospects and win new business
  • Develop detailed engagement plans that drive opportunity to contract closing
  • Being responsible for any panel pitches clients, or strategically important pitches and ensuring that the client team deliver to the highest of standards, promoting pitching best practice and to deadline.
  • Ensuring that systems are in place to capture pitch metrics, our pitch win/loss ratio and reasons for success
  • Tracking new clients firm wide

  • Conduct client feedback meetings, create reports analysing the information and cascade this information to fee earners with recommendations.

  • Keep a detailed log of pitches and update status of wins and losses

  • Ownership of the full pitch process, keeping standard documents up to date

  • Create monthly reports of key activities

     

Reporting to: The Business Development and Marketing Director

 

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