This role represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and talented business development professional to join a leading international law firm in a Global Head of BD role focused primarily on supporting the BD efforts of the firm's Banking practice.
The successful candidate will take responsibility for managing and developing the Banking, Real Estate, Tax, Private Equity and Consulting marketing and business development team, including recruitment as necessary. Reporting into the Global Heads of Banking and Associate Director of Marketing, this is a senior management position responsible for developing departmental and sub-group business development strategy and client relationship programmes and for designing and overseeing their execution. The role holder will be a Member of Global Banking Practice Senior Management Team with a remit to ensure business development is a key focus of the group's activity and to advise on and manage its BD related global programmes. The Global Head of BD will contribute to strategy development and manage strategy communications across the global group. You will take a lead on driving continuous improvement in the department's approach to winning new business, including pitches and proposals, assessing client service and satisfaction and developing lawyers' business development skills. In addition, you will act as an internal consultant to partners on their individual business development plans.
Pre-requisites for this role include a good degree or equivalent and preferably post-graduate qualifications. Substantial relevant business development, marketing and sector experience within a professional or financial services organisation, where you frequently worked with senior management and managed and developed the careers of managers, executives and assistants, is essential. Self-directed and entrepreneurial with a sense of personal ownership, the Global Head of BD will also be a commercial individual, driven to work in a high-performance business development team at a global law firm where commercial insight, developing strong personal relationships and achieving tangible results are valued and recognised.
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