Business Development Executive (6 Month FTC) - Legal
A great contract role has come up within a leading legal firm, for an experienced BD Executive looking for their next role. On a 6 month fixed term contract, the purpose of this role is to work with and support the Business Development Manager in working with partners and practice groups in their client facing sales and business development activity across the firm's core sectors and services.
The role is predominantly London based but will also involve liaising and working with colleagues in the marketing and BD functions of international offices. The BD Executive will focus on supporting the partners and business groups to identify and develop opportunities arising from the combination of the firm's strengths as a specialist law firm; helping to shape the firm's response to market changes, trends and developments; supporting winning new business from existing clients, warm and cold targets, lead generation and client pursuit; working as part of a bids function on sector and service line opportunities alongside the Head of Pricing; working with the global marketing function and partners to create and develop multi-channel, sector based marketing campaigns and taking these to market; and hands-on day to day management of a wide and varied workload across a number of practice areas and sector groups.
You must have strong organisational and project management skills to deliver marketing and BD activities and the budgeting that goes with them. You will work with senior team members to implement core, budgeted marketing activities and plans in support of partner BD activity in close collaboration with the Head of Marketing and the marketing team. Alongside this, you'll be required to organise and manage the partners and lawyers participation in client facing, sales driven initiatives such as events, seminars and client workshops, work with the BD Manager to gather and update information for the current and future sales pipeline, assist with, coordinate and run pitches as necessary working with the Head of Pricing and contribute to product and service development and packaging and the building of comprehensive campaigns around products and services.
You will need to have at least 3 year's BD experience working in a law firm, to ideally include a background working with litigation, projects, offshore projects and insurance departments. The ideal candidate for the role of BD Executive will also have experience of running marketing campaigns, co-ordinating pitches; exposure to directories and demonstrable experience of working directly and effectively with partners and senior stakeholders. Strong communication skills, tenacity and a thorough and meticulous approach are pre-requisite.
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