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BD Executive

A top Intellectual property law firm is looking for a talented Business Development Executive to join their team! This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a collaborative and nurturing environment whilst having ownership of projects and day to day tasks. Based in the Shard, they are an innovative firm with a fun, driven and supportive culture, keen to recruit someone with similar values. Within this role you will get to work on a number of Marketing and BD projects spanning across the UK, Europe, China and the US.

If you are looking for the next step in your BD career and want to play a huge role in the Business Development activities of a renowned law firm, this could be the role for you!

Main Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for managing all aspects of business development
  • Work with and manage tenders and proposals on behalf of the firm
  • Lead sector group growth discussions, including IT&E, Life Sciences and Chemistry
  • Support geographical group growth discussions including UK, US, China and Japan
  • Manage the firm's Key Account Management programme to help develop existing client relationships
  • Manage the marketing budget and sector calendars
  • Support the management of events including sponsored and hosted events
  • Work closely with fee-earners to build relationships with third party organisations including accelerator hubs and sector trade bodies
  • Update the firm's international trip planner and hold debrief meeting with fee-earners following their BD travels
  • Attend external networking events on behalf of the firm
  • Drive and engage a BD culture within the firm

Other Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, report and evaluate the BD and Marketing plan daily
  • Ensure partners have the tools they need in order to win new business
  • Organise follow up meetings with relevant partners after events to discuss leads
  • Assist partners with proposal production, when necessary
  • Assist with key marketing projects as required
  • Proactively add value by suggesting new ideas and utilising existing ones


  • You will ideally have experience of working in a professional services firm
  • You will have experience of client sales / external selling positions

Person Specification:

  • Ability to work with key stakeholders, building long term relationships whilst also influencing and challenging where appropriate
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

If this could be your next challenge please apply online ASAP!

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