We're currently looking for an experienced Business Development and Marketing Professional to join us as Sector Manager. The role could be based in either Newcastle or Bristol but there will be a degree of travelling involved.
Our profitable growth is driven through our strategic sectors and our Business Development team play a crucial part in driving this strategy. Our Sector Managers are at the heart of the business advising partners and lawyers in shaping, developing and implementing our sector plans strategically and tactically. Our Sector Managers are client facing and demonstrate real expertise in developing our clients and take time to understand the client, their business and the sector they work in. In understanding the sector and our client's needs/drivers our Sector Managers are able to identify: potential new business opportunities within our sectors; common themes and trends that may have an impact on our clients; and areas for investment to shape our service provision. Having this broad understanding also enables them to collaborate on the development of thought leadership and broader campaigns.
To be successful in this role you'll already have a proven track record of delivering business development programmes and client account management preferably within the professional services sector. Experience of sales cycles and pipeline development would also be of interest. You'll have the gravitas to influence at Partner level and the ability to challenge thinking. As a business we're on an ambitious growth path and it's essential that you have a flexible and adaptable approach. Your communication skills, both written and verbal will be first class.
Who are we?
A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
What makes it great to work here?
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships.
Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBT+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders. We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.
And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.
If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!
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