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2017-07-19 00:00

A top accountancy firm based in Hampshire is looking for an experienced Business Development Manager for an 18 month contract.  This role is reporting into the Head of Business Development.


The Responsibilities:


  • Prepare robust business development plans in line with national strategy, linking in with national service line and sector leads and working with the Regional Head of Business Development and Partner group
  • Deliver the office plans, checking progress against plan regularly, and ensuring delivery within budget and adequate ROI
  • Undertake research to identify sector targets and support business development activity
  • Actively manage the office pipelines, taking responsibility for initiating contact with cold targets and ensuring contact is maintained through the pipeline, helping partners cultivate target relationships and develop action oriented targeting plans
  • Attend networking events and encourage fee earner attendance with a view to developing leads
  • Take ownership of a number of targets, introducing and handing over to fee earning teams as appropriate
  • Attend introductory and scoping meetings with prospects
  • Coach partners and managers through the business development cycle and help motivate and drive positive behaviours, acting as a sounding board for live opportunities
  • Challenge partners on their approach to BD opportunities, and proactively take responsibility addressing any areas for improvement


The Candidate:

  • Degree educated or equivalent
  • Previous professional services experience
  • Must have a least four years of Business Development experience.


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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