A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced, self-starter to work with the Dispute Resolution Practice of a top 20 international law firm where you will work strategically and tactically to plan, deliver and lead incisive and value-added business development support ensuring key objectives in the business plans are achieved.
Operating at the highest levels within the firm, the role will be have a very strong BD and CRM feel to it. The Senior BD Manager will be responsible for working with the Dispute Resolution International Practice Group Head to develop and drive the implementation of the business plan in alignment with firm strategy as well as assuming business development responsibility for a number of the firm's priority clients. Concentrating on a number of key clients, you will be tasked with developing a CRM strategy and then coaching the relevant teams in this area. Added to this you will work closely with the relevant internal clients to put together an effective business plan covering all areas of the BD and marketing mix. Also involved will be budget management, product development - a key part of the role where you will need to understand and work with the products in order to take them to market - strategic bid management, team mentoring and broader marketing communications.
The team is relatively small so it is key that you have the ability operate strategically but with a hands-on approach as well. Other pre-requisites include, a strong academic background and preferably other post graduate qualifications, allied to extensive business development and CRM exposure gained in a leading professional services firm and previous team management experience. Advanced commercial understanding and knowledge of the services offered by the DR IPG would be highly beneficial. Outstanding internal advisory skills are also essential to the success of this role.
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