£60,000 - £70,000



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Jess Dodman

An exciting opportunity for a BD Specialist to join a top Global Law Firm in the Heart of the City has arisen with an initial 12 Month FTC being on offer.

The Business Development Specialist is responsible for assisting in the development, execution and advancement of the Firms most critical client centric business development strategies with a focus on the UK.

Working closely with all levels of staff and lawyers at the firm, including Marketing & Communications, Finance, Competitive Intelligence, and Practice Groups, the Specialist will be responsible for contributing to the prioritisation, development and execution of business development plans consistent with the firm’s strategies and with a focus on practice generation. The Specialist will also be responsible for assisting with the implementation of those plans so that they are completed on time and on target and tracking project progress. The ideal candidate will bring experience, exceptional organisational skills, and a blend of project leadership, business analysis, executive communication, process management, and people development.

The Specialist should have a strong understanding of the legal market across the UK, with experience of communicating and coordinating with global practice teams to target opportunities. 

Key tasks/responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Contribute to the prioritisation, development and implementation of business development plans to support activity across Practice Groups and industries with a focus on the UK & Europe, consistent with the firm’s strategies.
  • Support lawyers in the London office and globally to build, maintain and develop client relationships with current and prospective clients with their activities in and outbound from the UK & Europe.
  • Drive a strategic focus on developing business across practice groups and industries with a view to developing current and prospective client relationships in the London office.
  • Work collaboratively with industry groups to support, drive and implement industry-related activities in the London office.
  • Work with business development colleagues to generate and co-ordinate activity with clients in the Client Alliance Program (CAP).
  • Effectively organise information, gather resources and manage multiple projects.
  • Generate high quality work products in multiple formats (e.g., presentation slides, Excel project plan, Word documents).
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to accomplish multiple assignments and deliverables on an ongoing basis under very tight deadlines.
  • Participate in videoconferences and meetings to provide information and promote continued implementation of objectives identified in applicable business development plans.
  • Research and analyse information to identify business development opportunities.

The successful candidate will ideally have 3 years’ experience in a similar role ideally within a Law Firm, professional services firm, or related industry (i.e. investment banking, etc.) and managing mid to large scale projects. Experience with pitches and directories which is essential, with events experience being highly desirable. 

This role will offer hybrid working and a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

Salary £60 – £70k dependent on experience.

For a more detailed conversation please contact Ella Britton at AJ Chambers.

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