This is a fantastic opportunity for a Business Development Executive to join a leading global law firm. The successful candidate will provide business development support to the finance-related practice areas.
The position sits within a growing and energetic firm-wide business development and marketing team of professionals and represents a great opportunity to work closely with other business development professionals in London and globally to develop an international approach to BD. The successful candidate will be responsible for proactively coordinating and implementing business development activities, internal and external profile-raising efforts and supporting practice group strategies across the firm. The Business Development Executive will work on new proposal opportunities and will be instrumental in delivering a first good working document for the partners. You will be tasked with updating and preparing practice related materials and collating and producing documents for pitches and proposals, collecting deal, case and matter information, maintaining deal lists, updating the firm's databases with significant deals and updating lawyer and practice group information on the website and intranet. Making use of and encouraging secretaries, associates & partners to use the firm's CRM system through best practice initiatives will represent an important element of this role. In addition you will conduct research and analysis on clients and organisations, act as a liaison point between the design and events teams in respect of client events and work with the PR team on practice group PR initiatives and profile raising.
The successful candidate must have previous experience in a marketing or business development position within a law or professional services environment and should be educated to degree level or equivalent, with some experience of client facing activities. The Business Development Executive must also have advanced experience of Microsoft Office Suite, strong organisation skills and demonstrate a willingness to learn and actively promote the use of the firm's CRM system. The role requires strong organisational skills, the ability to manage a large workload and confidence to work with limited management, thus excellent attention to detail and the ability to perform under pressure is critical.
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