Senior BD Manager (Manufacturing) - Expanding Global Legal Firm
This is a very exciting senior level opportunity based within one of the biggest names in the legal world. Your remit will cover one of the firm's premier practice areas, manufacturing, where you will be tasked with strategically sustaining and growing profitability in this vital and developing sector of the firm.
The role holder be will expected to increase their personal understanding of the internal offering and external needs of the manufacturing sector, and will become one of the firm's experts in this space. It will be your responsibility to drive forward initiatives that will directly impact on the success of the business. This will involve liaising at the most senior levels of the partnership, influencing internal stakeholders, and will require a very strategic handle allied to strong organisational and operational skills. The Senior BD Manager will work with the manufacturing Partner to develop and launch the firm's global manufacturing sector strategy and plan and subsequently provide strategic and tactical advice to design and deliver the strategy and evaluate progress, monitoring the implementation of key initiatives. The successful candidate will work with Client Relationship Partners on two priority clients, supporting the development of these key relationships. You will also regularly review and update priority clients, including running a formal annual review process for all strategic and a selection of core clients, and assist in identifying opportunities and tailoring products to the specific needs of clients in the sector. Broader strategic marketing and communications will also fall under your responsibilities.
Pre-requisites for this role include a strong academic background, allied to proven strategic business development experience gained in another large law or professional services firm, to include experience of working in a sector focused role, in particular manufacturing. It is essential that the Senior BD Manager possesses the ability to consult effectively with the most senior fee earners is this vital part of the business.
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