A highly impressive global law firm are looking for an outstanding Senior Business Development Manager, ideally a legally qualified employment law practitioner, with recent experience in private practice to work with the firm's Employment, Employee Benefits and Immigration Teams which all form part of the Employment Department. This is an outstanding opportunity to make real difference with one of the most progressive legal brands out there.
You will be working alongside the department's Business Manager and Business Development Manager, providing operational support to the Department and working with the Business Manager and partners to implement the practice's business development and client strategy. The role holder will demonstrate an appetite to truly understand the firm's market and unique service offering to clients and will be able to articulate this in drafting pitches and thought leadership campaigns, marketing materials and legal directory submissions and in supporting service delivery to clients. The role is extremely broad in remit and you will be responsible for raising the profile of the practice utilising all elements of the marketing mix. This will enable you to help drive revenue, whilst developing and implementing best practice techniques internally. Key account planning will also be a major responsibility, where you will act as an internal advisor and key point of reference for partners and clients alike. On the BD side, you will have strong involvement in the bids and proposals process working closely with specialists to ensure that the firm is distinguished above others and that the all opportunities are seized. Targeting and extensive business planning will also be involved.
This role would suit a very bright graduate, preferably a qualified lawyer, with sound proven marketing and business development experience gained ideally in another large law or professional services firm. The firm is seeking someone who will thrive on working in a fast paced, commercially-focussed, environment. It is essential that the Senior BD Manager can demonstrate a highly flexible and adaptable approach as the role will require the individual to multitask and employ strong analytical, numerical, writing and process re-engineering skills. The ideal candidate will be a highly credible individual with gravitas and a high level of intellectual ability combined with a strategic awareness of business and commercial issues.
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