(Senior) Business Development Executive, Financial Services – Award Winning Law Firm

Ref Number:
  • LT8033
  • Legal
  • Bus Dev/CRM
Job Type:
  • Permanent
  • Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, UK Regions
  • £Competitive

  • Mark Stocker
  • +44 (0)20 3174 1875

Based in the firm’s London, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh or Glasgow offices, this is an exciting Business Development Executive or Senior Executive role working for an award-winning, commercial law firm. The role involves providing day-to-day, hands-on marketing and BD support for the Financial Services Sector. The role holder will have the opportunity to be part of a fast paced, fast growing and forward-thinking law firm which has a collaborative, supportive and open-minded environment and is a great place to progress a career. The firm work with high profile clients in innovative sectors, and will help employees embrace opportunities to keep learning as the firm grows. Working closely with the Senior Business Development Manager for Financial Services, lawyers and the wider BD team, you will drive and support business development initiatives. Managing BD budgets for the sector, the Business Development Executive or Senior Executive will work as part of a team to implement the Financial Services strategic BD plan to support the growth of the financial services sector nationally and assist Business Development Managers on proposals and presentations to support new sales opportunities. You will help to develop client plans, implementing actions from client team meetings, and will work closely with industry bodies to develop the firm’s relationships. On the marketing side, the successful candidate will work with the wider team on the development of marketing campaigns. You will manage marketing communications and create credentials documents, sector reports, e-marketing updates, website content and manage social media channels. You will work with the firm’s Press Office to identify opportunities and capitalise on PR opportunities and create and manage internal communications materials including regular newsletters, intranet articles and sector reports. Managing the legal directory process for FS service lines will represent an important aspect of the role and you will also work on an active calendar of events across the firm's UK locations including sector conferences, training events, hosted events, corporate hospitality and internal events. You will be a bright graduate or equivalent, with proven experience working in business development ideally gained in a professional services environment. Enthusiastic, confident, pro-active, tenacious and robust, you must possess good organisational skills and excellent copywriting, editing, proof-reading and interpersonal skills, gaining respect and credibility quickly. The Business Development Executive or Senior Executive will also be able to assimilate large amounts of information quickly and will enjoy working under pressure as part of a fast-paced team to drive projects through to completion. 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 – twitter.com/leightontaylorC


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