An international law firm is looking for a Business Development Executive or Senior Business Development Executive whose purpose will be to proactively support business development and marketing projects, execute sophisticated events, act as a lead point for legal surveys and submissions and assist in the production of marketing materials in the London office.
The successful candidate will work with the London Marketing Executive to execute Europe specific initiatives and projects, while supporting firm wide projects with the guidance of the Director of Business Development & Marketing and US Business Development Manager. Event management will form a key part of this role and you will be responsible for event logistics including invitation lists, hand-outs, nametags, signage, room set up, RSVP tracking and sponsor table coverage. You will draft and distribute all internal and external communications relating to events and sponsorships and also provide support for conferences and industry events, including negotiating benefits to maximise value and exposure, and managing the delivery of guest invitations, advertisements, attorney biographies and other marketing collateral. The Business Development Executive or Senior Business Development Executive will need to develop a deep understanding of the London and Paris practice areas, including services, expertise, clients and competitors and will serve as a firm-wide 'connector' who helps attorneys network with each other. The role holder will collaborate with key stakeholders to develop, execute, and track various business development projects including identifying opportunities and making recommendations to expand existing clients. In addition you will be responsible for preparing first drafts of pitches and credential statements, assisting in the legal directories and awards submissions process and maintaining the appropriate inventory of firm marketing materials and keeping lawyers and staff aware of new materials when published.
Educated to degree level in business, marketing, or a related discipline, you must also have previous demonstrable experience of working in a similar role in a professional services firm, preferably in the legal field. The Business Development Executive or Senior Business Development Executive will be a resourceful team player with strong organisational, communication and writing skills and excellent attention to detail. It is also essential that you possess the capacity to work independently in a rapidly changing environment on multiple, ongoing projects.
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