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Marketing & Business Development Executive

Posted 2 February by Forward Role Easy Apply Ended

Marketing & Business Development Executive

Legal Services

£25,000 - £30,000 plus benefits


This role is a hugely important role to assist in the implementation of sector business development strategies for this fantastic law firm. The focus will vary depending on sector and circumstances.

Main responsibilities:

  • Attending sector/practice area sub-group meetings, keeping a record of actions agreed and assisting the Business Development Manager achieve progress
  • The drafting and production of sector marketing materials
  • The organisation and administration of events and other elements involved in campaigns, for example surveys, research studies, press releases or interviews. The role will also encompass:
    • Planning and organising all aspects of seminars and entertainment events
    • E-communications in relation to events and effective management of appropriate mailing lists
    • Internal promotion of events and up to date depiction of events on the firm's website
    • Liaison with and management of external event and venue organisers and suppliers and internal business services resources depending on events
    • Front of house duties at events and appropriate reflection of the firm
    • Researching and holding information on event venues and organisers for use by others in Business Development
    • Assisting in the drafting, preparation and production of client pitch documents or other capability materials, involving:
    • Developing and maintaining a deal/case database
    • Developing and maintaining a pitch log with appropriate details
    • Providing first drafts for major pitches and working with the appropriate BDM to complete the pitch
    • Managing the completion of smaller pitches as agreed with your manager or BDM
    • Providng client and sector research for pitch teams
    • Gathering information for the completion of pitches from partners and associates
    • Monitoring the progress of pitches ensuring the results are communicated to the appropriate audiences
    • Research into relevant market segments and clients/prospects
    • Management of client information and the compilation of data and reports for partner groups
    • Supporting the Business Development Manager in the development and implementation of client development plans
    • Updating sector web pages and producing other e-communications
    • Assisting in the production of directory submissions
    • Managing sector data in the firm's Interaction CRM system

Person Specification

  • Educated to degree level (2:1 or above) or possesses equivalent experience
  • Ideally holds a professional marketing qualification, e.g. CIM/CAM (desirable)
  • Experience of working as a Business Development practitioner within a fast-paced professional services environment, preferably within the legal industry, including:
    • Implementing business plans as directed
    • Implementing strategically-aligned marketing activities as directed
    • Liaising with other BD areas and international offices
    • Implementing communications plans as directed
  • Marketing communications experience, good copy writing skills, an understanding of branding and design and the production of promotional materials (desirable)
  • Previous experience of the sectors/practice areas listed in this job description (desirable)
  • Strong IT skills with experience of CRM systems (preferably InterAction), Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities within tight timescales

As the North's leading Marketing, Digital, Analytics, IT and Design recruitment agency, we are continually receiving new assignments to work on so keep a close eye on our website, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter pages for a full list of current permanent and interim opportunities as well as marketplace news and fun stuff.
Forward Role is operating as an employment agency.

Reference: 34388353

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