Head of BD (Corporate) - Dynamic International Law Firm

London, England
£70000 - £100000 per annum
04 Nov 2019
02 Dec 2019
Industry Sector
Professional Services
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Head of
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
This is a fantastic opening for a motivated senior business development specialist to join a primary international law firm to provide support to Corporate Practice Group, including non-contentious Tax and Commercial.

This is a very exciting opportunity for someone to work with a group of dynamic partners and make a real difference. The Head of Business Development will support the design and implementation of the Corporate Group's business development plans in order to drive increased sales of profitable, strategically-aligned work in to the firm and position the Practice Group as a leading sector focused Corporate Practice Group, with a substantial FTSE client base. You will support the team leaders of the Corporate Finance, Private Equity and sector aligned M&A teams as well as Group leadership team and will be responsible for providing strategic and implementation support to the leaders of the Corporate Practice Group on the wide range of BD initiatives they undertake. The role holder will support the design of and implementation of the Group's business development plans in line with the firm's and Sector's business strategy and objectives focusing in particular on the development of reputation, key relationships and the development of practice sector-based products and revenue. You will be expected to actively pursue collaborative working between Corporate and the firms' strategic Sectors including collaborating with Sector BD teams on specific sector and sub-sector initiatives and must ensure that all BD activity is, where possible, international in nature and supports the Group in its ambitions surrounding global connectivity. The successful applicant will support the Corporate Group in all aspects of business development, covering a wide portfolio of BD skills, to include targeting, profile raising developing thought leadership campaigns, measuring tactical activity and encouraging strategic alliances both within the firm and externally. You will also play both a lead advisory and 'hands-on' role in coordinating and shaping proposals and credential statements, as well as leading and advising on designated "must win" pursuits and opportunities and contribute to the client development programme. Managing the profile of the Corporate Group by ensuring effective use of all communication channels and overseeing firm wide activities such as legal directory submissions, web site material, credentials database and case study material will also represent an important element of this challenging role.

Pre-requisites for this role include an outstanding academic record or equivalent allied to proven business development experience in a similar role gained in a partnership environment, to include significant team management and Corporate Practice Group experience. Commercially aware with a track record in growing existing and new business, the Head of Business Development will also possess impeccable communication skills and will demonstrate professionalism and the ability to apply expertise and focus strategically.

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