Business Development & Marketing Manager – London

Location: London
Salary: Market Rate
Salary band: Market Rate
Contract type: Permanent
Date posted: 21/09/2023

Blue Legal are working with a prestigious global law firm that is looking for Business Development Manager to join their team based in London. The role-holder will play a frontline role in shaping plans and strategies, leveraging their expertise to support the growth of core practice groups and enhance effectiveness of client engagement initiatives.

The Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with partners to develop and implement comprehensive marketing and client development plans for both practice groups and individual attorneys.
  • Actively participate in practice/industry group meetings and contribute to strategic planning sessions.
  • Monitoring progress of business prospects and cross-marketing initiatives, providing valuable recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist in managing the group’s BD budget; tracking practice/industry initiatives, and assessing ROI to make recommendations on future efforts.
  • Leading discussions to initiate and/or understand the opportunity.
  • Write new business proposals and develop tailored responses to RFIs and RFPs.
  • Advise in preparing and rehearsing pitch teams, and support with post-pitch follow-up and debrief activities.
  • Take lead on the preparation of submissions for practice/industry rankings & awards.
  • Collaborate with regional MBD teams to plan client programs and sponsored events.
  • Work with the Communications and PR team to identify thought leadership topics to engage in media commentary, article publication, podcasts, etc.
  • Participate in the hiring, management, and professional development of staff, including goal setting, coaching, and training initiatives.

The Candidate:

  • Previous BD experience working within a legal / professional services environment.
  • Supervisory, managerial, and/or project management experience
  • Educated to a degree level in a related area, such as marketing or communications.
  • Familiarity with relevant research tools, law firm rankings, awards, and league table publications.

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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