BD Executive or Senior BD Executive (Disputes)

£32000 - £45000 per annum
27 Sep 2017
25 Oct 2017
Colette Norfolk
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
This BD Executive or Senior BD Executive role focuses on advising and supporting the Disputes practice. It is a broad ranging business development role within a market leading practice and the role holder will have both a great deal of responsibility and scope to develop.

Key Responsibilities:
* Provide 'first point of contact' advice and support to the sector partners, fee earners and PSLs for all tactical and ad hoc BD questions or requests
* Develop strong relationships with the partners, fee earners and PSLs so that you are viewed as a trusted advisor
* Develop a solid understanding of your groups specific practice area as well as the wider Disputes practice and the firm
* Prepare business development plans and BD initiative project plans as well as driving forward the progress
* Develop presentations and documents that provide high level overview of practice/sector plans and achievement
* Manage distinct additional firm-wide or practice projects as required
* Project manage all aspects of tender responses and pitches, including drafting material and obtaining input from various contributors
* Develop strong key selling messages for pitches and submissions
* Managing communications including the debrief process internally and externally
* Project manage client events including active participation in them, meeting clients
* Undertake research and analysis to identify targets for the sector practice areas and take responsibility for targeting initiatives
* Identify and co-ordinate cross-selling opportunities with other practice areas, sector specialists and relationship partners
* Project manage the development of marketing collateral with design and production team
* Prepare legal directories and award submissions for the practice
* Liaise with the Business Development lead and PR/communications team on all media and PR opportunities for practice areas

The successful candidate must have approximately 4 years' marketing/BD experience in a partnership environment, with a background in disputes being strongly preferable. Proficiency with systems, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as experience in InterAction is highly desirable.

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