Senior Business Development Manager (FIS & CFT) – Award Winning International Law Firm

Ref Number:
  • LT8031
  • Legal
  • Bus Dev/CRM
Job Type:
  • Permanent
  • Birmingham, London, UK Regions
  • £Excellent

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

An award-winning international law firm is looking for an experienced business development professional to join their team in London or Birmingham to progress and implement the firm’s Financial Institutions & Services Sector and Corporate, Finance & Tax Practice Group’s business development approach and activities. The successful applicant will enjoy a varied role with excellent hybrid working arrangements and will be joining a firm with a highly supportive culture in which employees have the opportunity to flourish through training and personal development. You will be responsible for working with the leadership teams of the FIS Sector and CFT Practice Group to agree and implement plans that deliver sustainable, profitable growth and protect important client relationships. The Senior Business Development Manager will enjoy a hands-on role requiring excellent people skills and a keen eye to identify and support commercial opportunities. You will take the lead in the management of the FIS Sector within the wider BD team to ensure clear decision-making, excellent coordination and high levels of delivery. You will work alongside the Senior Communications Manager for FIS and CFT, and other BD colleagues, to ensure that resources are managed effectively to achieve strategic objectives, whilst also working closely with international colleagues to align global objectives and pursue international opportunities together. Acting as a central knowledge resource for, and advocate of, the firm’s strategy and vision and assuming day to day supervision responsibility for a BD Executive, you will monitor and drive the financial performance of the practice group, sub-sectors and clients and will work with practice leaders and partners to develop strategic business plans, account management and budgeting. Providing business development advice and support alongside financial and operational support to stakeholders, you will support partners to drive the generation of profitable growth from clients and will lead on the development of client strategy including client-focused growth, relationship management, client listening and feedback and new sales and targeting. The successful applicant will also work with the strategic bids team on major sector focused bids to bring sector knowledge to bear and with the corporate communications and digital teams to create consistent content and messages to raise profile in the marketplace. A self-motivated and positive team player with a can-do approach and a strong ability to think strategically, to put plans into action and to prioritise and manage demanding deadlines, the ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and will enjoy dealing with and influencing senior people, particularly partners. It is essential that the Senior Business Development Manager can demonstrate a successful track record in business development within a legal, financial services or other professional services environment. 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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