A dynamic legal firm currently has an opportunity for a high performing Business Development professional to provide support for the implementation of marketing and business development activities in the banking & finance, leveraged finance and restructuring practice groups in London.
The Senior Business Development Executive will work closely with the Business Development Manager to drive forward the marketing and business development efforts of these significant and profitable practice groups. This is a hands-on, busy role offering a balance of project ownership and autonomy. There are plenty of exciting opportunities to get involved in team initiatives in a dynamic and international environment, with significant partner liaison. The day-to-day activities involve collaborating with colleagues across different offices, particularly in New York, Europe and occasionally with The Middle East and Asia. The successful candidate will co-ordinate client research, tracking client development activities via InterAction and keeping up-to-date with firm news and industry developments and proactively advise lawyers on key industry and client knowledge. On the pitching and proposal side, it will be the individual's responsibility to prepare, draft and co-ordinate strategic pitch, proposals and credential documents including CVs and experience lists to help win work for the practice groups. The Senior BD Executive will be tasked with managing the legal directories and league table processes including writing compelling directory submissions and reporting and analysing the firm's rankings. On the more general side of Business Development support, responsibilities will include, designing and developing print and online client materials, including brochures and marketing materials, assisting with updating practice group content for the firm's website and developing seminars and events.
A successful candidate will have proven experience in marketing and business development, preferably in the legal sector, but most certainly a professional services firm, with previous experience the banking & finance, leveraged finance and restructuring sectors being highly desirable .The Senior Business Development Executive must also be familiar with planning and preparing pitches and presentations, legal directories and other marketing materials. A strong attention to detail and positive and enthusiastic work ethic are essential.
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