Business Development Manager (Private Equity) – Elite Global Law Firm

Ref Number:
  • LT8074
  • Legal
  • Bus Dev/CRM
Job Type:
  • Permanent
  • London
  • £Excellent

  • Giles Taylor
  • +44 (0)20 3174 1875

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an elite global legal firm as a Business Development Manager. Working within the EMEA M&A Practice, this role supports the EMEA Private Equity Practice Group developing and implementing strategic and business development initiatives aimed at building client relationships, identifying new business opportunities, winning new work and positioning and profiling the firm as a leading Private Equity group globally. The firm's Private Equity business has grown significantly over recent years and the firm's business strategy places private equity as a priority group and a main driver of the firm's overall growth. The firm are seeking a dynamic, results-focused business development professional to help and advise partners on continuing the exciting growth and development. Reporting to and working closely with the Senior Business Development Manager, Private Equity, the successful candidate will support the firm's strategic and business development initiatives. The primary function of the role is to help the practice fulfil its strategic and very demanding growth objectives through the implementation of a range of strategic and business development initiatives with a primary focus to support the strategic planning and implementation processes at EMEA level, including ensuring effective initiatives and coordination across related practice and industry business plans. The Business Development Manager must improve business generation from key and priority clients, including relationship management responsibility of one or two clients, maximising opportunities which arise through the interplay of a cross-practice, cross-office approach. You will also be responsible for delivering marketing and business opportunities with existing and new clients; enhancing the image and reputation of the group and proactively ensuring information flows within Private Equity and from the group to the wider firm. Although the role is based in London, it will include a significant international dimension, ensuring that business development activities and initiatives are developed and coordinated across the firm’s global network. For this particular role, it is essential that candidates have a sound track record of business development and communications experience, preferably at manager-level, within a law firm or professional services organisation. Prior experience and knowledge of working within the private equity industry and a relevant marketing or business qualification would be highly desirable. Pragmatic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work both in a team and individually, you should have excellent communication skills and possess the ability to interact with people at all levels. The successful candidate will also be commercially-minded, creative and possess a real passion for working in an international environment and within a global team. 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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