Business Development Manager [Description] Key Responsibilities:
Implementation of the calendar of events of the Firm including all events and conferences organised by the BDC (in-house talks & seminar) Preparation of submissions regular updates of the Firm’s significant deals and cases to publishers of lead tables and to develop relationship with such publishers and working with Partners and lawyers of the Firm to increase and maintain Firm’s top rankings in all areas of practice Sourcing, editing and coordinating submissions of Firm’s articles to foreign journals and publications. Preparation of tenders, proposals and presentations to potential and existing clients. Responsibility for the development, preparation and updating of a database of generic precedents for client submissions, presentations and proposals for work Responsibility for the firm’s external communications including e-announcements, invitations, greeting cards and e-alerts. Assist in creating templates for the organisation’s external and internal communications/announcements Generally responsible for all the business development activities of the Firm, including the organisation of such activities and from time to time, liaising with the Business Development Committee, Executive Committee, Professional Development/Knowledge Management Committee and the Associates & Pupils Committee To succeed in the Business Development Manager role, you will need to have a degree, or equivalent. Concentration on marketing, business, and/or communications is strongly preferred.
At least five years in a similar role within a professional services environment (law firm experience preferred) Must demonstrate initiative, be highly organised, able to manage multiple projects while prioritising work assignments, and able to work well with lawyers and staff at all levels in the organisation Must have excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Adobe Acrobat Pro, and website content management systems Familiar with SEO and Google Analytics including ability to set goals, interpret metrics, and implement projects that will improve online performance and visibility Excellent writing skills and the ability to understand the lawyer-client relationship are critical Must demonstrate an ability to write effectively for public relations and other purposes for audiences inside and outside the firm and to prepare written materials to support and to follow-up marketing opportunities for the firm and for individual lawyers