A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced BD professional to join a large global law firm as a Business Development Manager within a growing and energetic firm-wide marketing team of professionals. This role would suit a junior manager or a senior executive seeking to progress their career in a managerial role.
The role holder will support the Commercial Disputes Group across its European and Middle Eastern practice to drive its business development and marketing efforts, which will involve identifying, formulating and implementing business development and marketing strategies. This is a hands-on role and involves taking ownership of the development of key credentials and leading on client pitch opportunities. Communication will be important as the Business Development Manager will lead engagement and implementation efforts for strategic BD priorities and find effective ways to raise the profile of the group internally and externally, with the support of the Communications team. The lawyers within Commercial Disputes act on a wide variety of disputes from fraud, professional liability, banking litigation, corporate issues which span a variety of industries and the group also has expertise in inquiries work. This broad range of work and clients will make for a varied and exciting role with plenty of scope for the successful individual to make their mark. The successful candidate will work largely autonomously in terms of the day-to-day business of CDG marketing and business development but also collaboratively with the business development professionals supporting the commercial dispute groups in other regions on joined up projects, to ensure that all commercial dispute-related marketing is coordinated across the firm's global platform.
The ideal candidate will be a graduate or equivalent with previous experience in a marketing or BD position in a legal environment, to include previous Disputes experience and extensive interaction with partners. This is a high profile role and the firm is looking for someone who has the gravitas and expertise to drive growth, influence and motivate partners and successfully assist in building client relationships and brand. The Business Development Manager will be a confident and effective communicator, with the ability to offer ideas at practice meetings and draft clear and accurate copy.
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