Business Development Manager (12 Month FTC) – Top UK Law Firm

Ref Number:
  • LT8096
  • Legal
  • Bus Dev/CRM
Job Type:
  • Contract
  • Bristol, London, UK Regions
  • £Excellent

  • Colette Norfolk
  • +44 (0)20 3174 1875

Based in either London or Bristol, a top national law firm is currently seeking an experienced Business Development Manager to join its friendly and well-regarded team on a 12 month fixed term contract basis. Working as part of the wider marketing department, the Business Development team work alongside Partners and lawyers to ensure the business development activities of the firm are effective and commercially valuable. The focus of the team is to manage the firm’s business development strategy and activities in the core sectors in which the firm’s clients are seeking to transact, working to grow the business the firm delivers for clients in the UK and in other geographies worldwide where the firm operates via a preferred firm network of law firms. The firm are therefore looking for a proactive self-starter, with previous experience of working in a similar role or looking for their next step up. This is an exciting and fast-paced opportunity with a high level of responsibility and variety. The Business Development Manager will support the implementation of the firm’s Markets strategy and will need to understand sector issues, mapping out emerging market trends, defining and articulating the firm’s USP in relevant markets and identifying opportunities to grow the business the firm does for clients and subsequently turn these into tangible marketing and BD outputs. You will work with lawyers to produce, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of business plans and provide support to lawyers with regards to building networking and BD opportunities. The role holder's key duties will include working closely with colleagues in the production of pitches and tenders and supporting lawyers with their Client Relationship Management activities. The successful applicant will also assist the wider Marketing team with a range of key marketing activities, such as legal directories submissions, industry award submissions, press and PR matters, marketing literature production, email marketing and website content. The Business Development Manager will possess proven business development experience in a similar role gained in either a law firm or other professional services environment. Resilient and self-assured, with strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships with and instil confidence in senior leaders, the successful candidate will thrive whilst working under pressure. Leighton Taylor promotes diversity, equality and fair treatment in all aspects of our work. It is our policy that as a provider of marketing and business development recruitment services, we will work to address existing inequalities, eliminate discrimination and promote equal opportunities and diversity. We translate this into all aspects of our everyday work and will aim to prevent discrimination or other unfair treatment against any of our staff or any users of our services regardless of gender, age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origins, disability, sexual orientation or political and religious beliefs. Follow us on Twitter for the widest range of roles across the entire professional services sector –


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