Business Development Manager

Job Description

Are you experienced in developing and implementing business development plans in a professional services environment, even better you have experience in the law sector?

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing full service law firm that cover corporate, real estate, dispute resolution and employment, and an international network providing banking, corporate and funds services. This role will focus on developing the Irish market you will liaise with
partners, directors, fee earners (and the Global BD team as appropriate) to agree the strategy and analyse, assess and prioritise new business development opportunities across the teams.

This company are unique in law sector, being ranked as A Great Place to Work Ireland for the last 3 years.

Hybrid working options are available with this role.

About the role

  • Develop and implement the Dublin office Business Development (BD) plans for the relevant service lines including events.
  • Ensure regular planning and review meetings are scheduled with each of the service line teams and that planned activity is budgeted, reviewed and monitored.
  • Translate the service line BD plans into individual partner BD plans with assigned responsibilities and targets, providing updates against progress as required.
  • Develop effective targeting strategies and lists for each of the service lines.
  • Build own network of BD peers within target clients and intermediaries, in support of the service line business development plans and service line team activity.
  • Assist partners and fee earners with BD targeting and introductions, utilising the client development team, as necessary.
  • Actively identify and build relationships with key industry associations, memberships and networks to enhance the profile and development of key legal relationships for each service line.

About you

  • Relevant degree (2:1 or equivalent)
  • Relevant qualification (CIM or equivalent)
  • Relevant product and industry experience considered necessary
  • Experienced in developing and implementing highly effective BD initiatives in the professional services industry
  • Ability to form and maintain highly effective working relationships with all levels of seniority from partner to secretary
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Confident in meeting and networking with clients / intermediaries
  • Excellent people management
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