This is a fantastic opportunity to join an elite global legal firm as a Business Development Manager. Working within the Clients & Industries team this role supports the Private Equity Industry Group developing and implementing strategic and business development initiatives aimed at building client relationships, identifying new business opportunities, winning new work and positioning and profiling the firm as a leading private equity group globally.
The firm's private equity business has grown significantly over the past three years and the firm's 2020 business strategy places private equity as a priority industry group and a main driver of the firm's overall growth. The firm are seeking a dynamic, results-focused business development professional to help and advise partners on continuing the exciting growth and development. Reporting to the Director of Clients & Industries, the successful candidate will work closely with the Global Head of Strategy & Development, Private Equity to support the firm's strategic and business development initiatives. The primary function of the role is to help the Private Equity Industry Group fulfil its strategic and very demanding growth objectives through the implementation of a range of strategic and business development initiatives with a primary focus to support the strategic planning and implementation processes at global, regional and sub-sector levels, including ensuring effective initiatives and business plans are progressing and coordinated. The Business Development Manager must improve business generation from key and priority clients, including relationship management responsibility of one or two clients, maximising opportunities which arise through the interplay of a cross-practice, cross-office approach. You will also be responsible for delivering marketing and business opportunities with existing and new clients; enhancing the image and reputation of the practice; and proactively ensuring information flows within Private Equity and from the group to the wider firm. Although the role is based in London, it includes a significant international dimension, ensuring that business development activities and initiatives are developed and coordinated across our global network.
For this particular role, it is essential that candidates have a sound track record of business development experience, preferably at manager-level, within a law firm or professional services organisation. Prior experience and knowledge of working within the private equity industry and a relevant marketing or business qualification would be highly desirable. Pragmatic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work both in a team and individually, you should have excellent communication skills and possess the ability to interact with people at all levels. The successful candidate will also be ambitious, creative and possess a really passion for working in an international environment and within a global team.
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