Business Development Executive – Finance, Real Estate & Projects

Location: London
Salary: £35,000
Contract type: Permanent
Date posted: 05 January 2018

A leading international law firm is looking to recruit a Business Development Executive to join the team in London. The role is to provide marketing and business development support to fee-earners in a number of different practice areas primarily to the London office and, on occasion, to offices outside the UK. You will work closely with, and be line managed, by a Business Development Manager who will oversee your work mix and development.

The Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the production of pitches and other credential documents and presentations.
  • Organise events from start to finish on behalf of practice areas, including client seminars and social events both in the UK and internationally.
  • Create, distribute and update brochures, newsletters, social media items and other marketing collateral for relevant practice areas.
  • Create, manage and quality control marketing lists, via the firm’s CRM system for BD activities, such as newsletter mailshots and event invitations.
  • Assist with the directory submission process and research interviews (mainly Legal 500 and Chambers directories) and take responsibility for the quality of the submissions.
  • Assist with raising the profile of relevant practice areas within their own markets, working with both fee-earners and with the communications team.
  • Assist BD manager to evaluate and maximise value out of marketing activities, and recommend appropriate action.
  • Help prepare and implement BD plans for each relevant practice area.

The Candidate: 

  • Previous marketing/business development experience in a law firm or professional services environment.
  • Commercially-focused – able both to develop a good working knowledge of your practice areas and markets in which they operate, and to add value to BD thinking and activity.
  • Degree educated or equivalent.

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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