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      Business Development Manager – Law Firm – Corporate M&A Practice Group

      New York



      An international law firm is currently looking to appoint a Business Development Manager (Corporate M&A Practice Group) to join its New York office.


      This position supports the business development and marketing activities for the Corporate M&A practice group.  The BD Manager will work closely with the Practice Group Leaders (PGL) to execute the group’s business development and marketing goals. The BD Manager will report to the Global Director of Marketing and Business Development and manage one direct report. The ideal candidate will view this as a long-term position and  develop a deep understanding of the M&A practice, its transactions, and partners.


      Key Responsibilities

      • The BD Manager will provide support to the firm’s lawyers for their designated practice groups and other practices on an as needed basis.
      • Seek to understand firm, practice and office goals and work to identify cross-selling opportunities and facilitate multi-disciplinary cooperation among colleagues.
      • Conduct research on existing and prospective clients, competitor activity, and industry or market trends to develop best practices and aid in the development of BD plans, presentations and proposals. Understand and apply sophisticated marketing/BD strategy. Show vision.
      • Create and edit the following: Responses to RFPs, customized pitches and business development presentations. Web and print marketing collateral, including brochures, practice descriptions, biographies. Client alerts, newsletters and articles authored by attorneys. Directory submissions and industry award applications.
      • Manage deals lists and experience database for relevant practices.
      • Liaise with the firm’s PR and communications team on media relations and communications activities relevant to the business development initiatives associated with the practice area or office.
      • Read industry publications to remain aware of trends that may impact the firm’s practice/industry and apply that knowledge to identify opportunities for promoting the practice/industry.
      • Manage all practice-related seminars, CLE presentations and client-facing events. Evaluate and advise on new opportunities for the practice areas or firm as relevant.
      • In coordination with the PR and Communications Managers, evaluate awards submission opportunities for relevant practices and ensure that practice groups lawyers are provided visibility on various media and social channels.
      • Working with Director of Marketing and Business Development and PGL’s to evaluate relevant sponsorship and speaking opportunities for practice group lawyers. Negotiate agreements and manage participation in sponsorships and directories to ensure that the firm receives the maximum return on its investment.
      • Collaborate with team members globally to plan and execute on global practice group marketing and business development deliverables.
      • Supervise mentor and collaborate with an assigned Business Development Specialist.
      • Other responsibilities as may be assigned.


      Skills, Knowledge & Experience

      • Bachelor’s degree.
      • MBA or JD preferred.
      • This person must have strong presence, a high degree of poise and the ability to interact effectively, build relationships with multiple constituents, influence action and achieve results.
      • Excellent project-management skills are a must.
      • Professional experience with a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience.


      Person Specification

      • Set goals and take responsibility for achieving them.
      • Establish credibility with partners through evincing the right mix of confidence, tact and persistence. Build trust.
      • Develop a plan and execute it – project management skills essential.
      • Collaborate effectively. You will need strong leadership skills to keep projects moving.
      • Secure buy-in and support of attorneys and senior management.
      • Effectively delegate: draw out the best in people; set and communicate goals; measure accomplishments, hold people accountable; give practical, impartial feedback.

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      Aida Redzepovic

      Marketing & Business Development Recruiter - Professional Services

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