BD Manager (Strategic Advisory) - 9 Month FTC - Global Law Firm

05 September 2018
03 October 2018
Colette Norfolk
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading law firm in the city of London is looking for a Business Development Manager on a 9 month fixed term contract basis to provide high quality and effective business development support for lawyers in the strategic advisory function which covers Dispute Resolutions, Competition, Employment and Tax teams. Main responsibilities of the role will include:

* Assisting the partners in developing new business through pitching, providing background research, collating information on the firm's experience and producing focused business proposals highlighting the expertise
* Know and understand the key clients of the practice, helping lawyers to invest their time where it matters most
* Contributing to department and product line business plans and overseeing implementation and evaluation
* Monitoring client and market developments and delivering relevant and focused information to the relevant lawyers and using your knowledge of the market and the practice to proactively suggest ideas for client development
* Maintaining key information systems such as the CRM system Interaction and the intranet
* Managing the production of pitches with great attention to detail and to agreed deadlines
* Planning and managing events of all descriptions from inception to completion, to ensure maximum stand-out and return on investment
* Supervising the circulation of client communications including briefings, newsletters and newsflashes
* Ensuring all materials, pitch records, CVs, experience statements and contact and mailing lists are clean, up to date and easily accessible
* Liaising with partners to draft directory and league table submissions
* Manage and report on BD budget for the Strategic Advisory and Competition teams
The ideal candidate will hold a good university degree or equivalent qualification and must have significant business development experience gained in a professional services environment. Good people management skills, particularly experience in engaging with partners and senior management as well as line management and developing and nurturing junior team members is necessary, as is the ability to juggle a busy and varied workload, prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.

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