Business Development Manager (Funds) - Leading Law Firm

25 Mar 2019
22 Apr 2019
Giles Taylor
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading law firm in the city of London is looking for an enthusiastic and committed Business Development Manager to join their global Business Development team based in London.

The role will be responsible for developing and executing high quality business development and marketing initiatives for the firm's Funds industry and practice groups across EMEA and the US and the primary goal of the role holder will be to drive revenue growth, profitability and pipeline development. The funds team is a multi-product, multi-jurisdictional platform providing advice to Alternative Investment Funds relating to capital raising and capital deployment across the key areas of funds focus. The global reach and full service platform mean the firm is able to provide a single point of top tier legal service to Alternative Investment Funds, bringing the industry expertise in other focus industries to fund clients. This will be a market, client and partner facing role. The Business Development Manager will enjoy a broad role with responsibilities across the entire BD and marketing mix, incorporating industry strategy, CRM, pursuits and proposals and significant ad-hoc projects, including client targeting and practice growth initiatives. The successful candidate will also line manage a Business Development Executive.

The ideal candidate will have significant front line business development experience within a law firm or professional services environment to include managing both budgets and large pitches and tenders. Previous experience in meeting with external clients and attending client relationship meetings is highly desirable. You should hold a good university degree or equivalent and possess good people management skills, particularly experience in engaging with partners and senior management as well as developing and nurturing junior team members. Knowledge of the financial services sector, specifically investment management, will be beneficial but not essential.

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