Legal-Business Development Manager
Chicago, IL US
5 years' experience
This role is responsible for the development and implementation of focused marketing and business development strategies for select practice and industry groups. This position will work with the Chief Marketing Officer, Director of Business Development and attorney leadership to:
Actively participate in practice group meetings, drive business development agenda items, and report on business development and marketing updates
Create and execute strategic marketing plans on a group and individual attorney level
Offer and execute upon proactive ideas for the growth of assigned practice and industry areas
Help identify new business opportunities/leads and direct strategy for such leads
Support groups and individual lawyers with new business targeting by performing company/industry research and analysis, and providing individual coaching
Draft and project manage client and prospective client pitches and proposals
Spearhead the business development components of events, conference sponsorships and seminars, including
pre-event list building, targeting and attendee strategy
pre-event collateral preparation
post-event evaluation and targeted follow-up
Work with our Communications Team to:
draft/maintain collateral and website content for assigned practice and industry areas
spot thought leadership topics that merit article writing and/or PR
project manage thought leadership production and the launching of blogs
Leverage marketing tools to track client/matter experience and opportunities and report on trends and ROI
Work alongside the full Business Development Team in moving forward business development/Marketing Department annual strategic goals
Actively participate in regular strategy meetings with marketing and business development team
Prefer minimum of 5 years of experience in professional services marketing/business development and project management.
Must be proactive and a self-starter comfortable moving forward - at times - high-volume, quick turnaround requests.
Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills required.
Must be able to work well with attorneys and staff at all levels of the organization.
Must be highly organized and have a strong ability to balance short-term and long-term deliverables.
Must have an excellent understanding of Microsoft Office and Windows-based computer applications. Other experience using marketing tools, including CRM, is a plus.
Flexibility to handle up to 20% travel.