BD Executive (Litigation) - Leading Legal Firm

£34000 - £35000 per annum
05 September 2018
03 October 2018
Colette Norfolk
Contract Type
Full Time
This exciting BD executive role supports the BD manager for commercial litigation, working alongside another BD executive. The BD and marketing team looks after client development (including events), practice group BD, brand and online marketing, and communications and PR.

You will be supporting the firm's largest practice group, commercial litigation. The group's expertise covers a wide range of practice areas, and is an elite and award winning practice - highly ranked by the leading independent legal directories and winners of multiple awards. The team has the critical mass to handle the largest and most complex of disputes, investigations, arbitrations and regulatory issues. The group acts for many of the world's most active banks, asset management houses and for a number of leading international corporates.

Main responsibilities

* Draft a number of competitive pitches and marketing/credentials documents concurrently, drafting persuasive and accurate content with tailored messages, often to tight deadlines
* Create, distribute and update brochures, newsletters, social media items and other marketing collateral
* Manage the Legal 500 and Chambers submission process for agreed practice areas and be responsible for producing high quality submissions
* Work with the events manager/BD managers to produce and deliver outstanding client events in London but also support the logistics and materials required for the many events sponsored or hosted overseas
* Work closely with the BD manager to help partners on cementing and further developing profitable revenue growth on their key client relationships
* Work with the library on targeted client research - distilling research reports so they focus on key areas of relevance and suggesting resulting BD opportunities to fee earners
* Work with the InterAction executive to champion best practice
* Liaise with the Communications and PR team and support the media plan for the different practice areas.

You will be of graduate calibre with at least two-three years of BD experience in a professional services environment. Some knowledge of the practice areas would be helpful, though this is not in any way essential.


* Demonstrates values of individuality, commitment, teamwork and straight talking
* Knowledge of, or clear intellectual ability to learn, relevant industry jargon from related sectors
* Enthusiastic, confident, resilient and open to challenge and change and a skilled written communicator with a good eye for detail
* Well organised and someone who delivers what they promise to a consistently high standard of quality who is proactive with a positive attitude
* A supportive and committed team player able to demonstrate experience of building a collaborative environment
* A skilled communicator with the ability to influence senior people in the business and develop relationships
* Innovative and open to new ideas, with the ability to challenge where necessary
* Commercially aware and knowledgeable and able to demonstrate that you consistently add value to business development thinking and activities
* Good desktop publishing skills
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