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2017-02-23 00:00

An award winning international law firm is looking for a Business Development Manager to join their established team in London. The role will encompass the full BD mix and the successful candidate will have been operating at manager level within a legal or professional services environment.


The Responsibilities:

  • Act as a trusted advisor, working closely with the Practice Area/ Sector/ Geography Group leaders and the broader partner team to help draft business plans
  • Advise on BD investment decisions at Practice/ Sector/ Geography Group level, oversees expenditure reports, and identifies new BD opportunities
  • Manage resources to ensure that BD initiatives are supported adequately
  • Build external networks, attends regular industry functions representing the firm and builds credible external relationships
  • Devise and implement client plans in collaboration with the relationship partners
  • Project manage the pitch on behalf of the Bids Manager, delegating to the BD Executives or members of the virtual team, as appropriate, leading strategy discussions and coaching the pitch team to get the best product from every opportunity
  • Continually build knowledge of clients and sectors through active research
  • Have trusted relationship with all fee earners. Uses coaching techniques to help them develop their BD Development plans and their BD skills generally


The Candidate:

  • Previous BD experience gained at Manager level with practical experience of a variety of BD roles including pitches, account management and thought leadership
  • A good track record of working collaboratively across borders and leading international projects.
  • Experience of working directly with fee earners, a thorough understanding of the professional services environment
  • Commercially aware and strategically savvy and comfortable with both a market – and internal – facing role
  • Proven ability to conduct business analysis and develop strategic plans (responsibility for business planning and project management)


Please note: Due to the specific sectors we work in, only candidates with valid work experience in a Law Firm, Accountancy Firm, Management Consultancy, Property/Construction Firm, Financial Services Firm or a high profile relevant Association or Agency will be considered.  We regret that our clients will not accept applications outside of these areas.


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