Business Development Manager (Private Wealth & Sport) – Leading Law Firm

Ref Number:
  • LT7965
  • Legal
  • Bus Dev/CRM
Job Type:
  • Permanent
  • London
  • £Excellent

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

This leading legal firm has an exciting requirement for a Business Development Manager (BDM) to provide senior level support for the Private Wealth sector group as well as the firm's Sport sector group. This Private Wealth element of the role extends beyond simply supporting the Private Client & Family department and includes supporting initiatives aimed at servicing the legal needs of individuals, families, business owners, trustees and family offices. The Sports group seeks to engage with individual sports people, agents, clubs and sports businesses. There is of course considerable cross-over in both audiences, and the estimated split of the role is 75% private wealth and 25% sport sector. The role will involve building close working relationships, particularly with partners, to develop and implement the groups' BD strategies and objectives. In addition to leading on the BD activities of these groups, the role will also provide support and be required to lead on agreed firmwide BD projects, such as managing key intermediary relationships, improving pitch and tender processes, and cross-firm targeting initiatives. You will be responsible for:

  • Providing strategic and advisory support to develop robust annual BD plans (objectives, tactics and budgets) for both groups.
  • Identifying opportunities for profitable growth via cross-selling and new business initiatives.
  • Focusing on building the firm’s profile and brand in key markets in the development of targeted and well executed thought leadership ideas, campaigns, PR, award/directory submissions and events, measuring ROI.
  • Providing support for responses to tender, ad-hoc pitching and provision of high-quality credentials, presentations and promotional collateral as part of the sales process.
  • Development of strong effective credible relationships with Partners and practice/sector group based on knowledge of the Firm, the wider practices/sectors and markets.
  • Strengthening the business development and marketing capabilities by providing a coaching resource to Partners to help them focus on the right opportunities, develop their marketing and selling skills in order develop their creativity and facilitate their strategy to the implementation phase.
  • Attending industry events, conferences, and networking functions to establish the firm's presence and promote the brands visibility and opportunities.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate that they have: A high level of knowledge, insight and understanding of the private wealth industry and ideally the sport sector and with existing contacts and industry networks, the ability to bring new ideas to the table and to present these clearly to help persuade and influence across all levels of the business, and excellent communication, time and project management skills, including the ability to prioritise effectively and work well 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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