Business Development Manager (M&A Experience Required)
New York, NY
SourcePro Search is conducting a search for an exceptional Business Development Manager with 5-7 years law firm experience. This role offers a competitive base and excellent benefits and culture in a well known and highly ranked law firm. The ideal candidate will support the Senior Business Development Manager in overseeing and driving all strategic business development and marketing endeavors within our M&A practice and related transactional areas. In this role, you will closely partner with practice leaders, senior management within the Business Development department, and operational teams across the firm to strategize and implement vital initiatives aligned with our business plan objectives.
What You'll Do: Business Development
Support the Senior M&A Manager in the execution of strategic planning priorities.
Maintain partner, practice, industry and client plans.
Analyze market and competitor research performed by the research team on target clients and industries.
Conduct additional market/competitor research using various internal and external databases.
Support cross-selling initiatives of the M&A team other departments, practice groups and teams.
Work with the Senior M&A Manager to monitor and report client development activities.
Prepare pitches, RFPs, deal lists, brochures and other marketing materials, including drafting original content as needed.
Maintain and update standard marketing literature for the practice group on a regular basis.
Work alongside junior members of the team to execute legal directory submissions, league table submissions, biography updates, matter management and other routine projects.
Oversee the planning, coordinating and implementing various client events, as needed.
What You'll Bring:
5 - 7 years of experience in a successful business development or marketing role in a professional services environment
Law-firm specific background, specifically on the Corporate/M&A side, is required
Ability foster a team environment where ideas can be shared, questions can be asked and individuals are accountable for their own actions
Exhibits leadership qualities and is able to inspire confidence, respect and trust across the department
Excellent communication skills required (writing, editing, coaching and presentation skills)
Understanding of the pressures of working in a corporate environment and demonstrate potential for working well with attorneys who have a wide range of business development goals and marketing skills
Ability to work in an environment with shifting priorities to meet time-sensitive deadlines, as well as manage multiple projects simultaneously, including confidential matters
Focused on execution and achieving measurable results through superior project and team management skills
Well organized with a meticulous attention to detail; strong analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to work confidently and collaboratively with individuals at all levels of the organization
Resourceful, driven attitude with a genuine desire and energy to use a “whatever it takes” approach to ensure team success