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Business Development Executive Singapore

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Are you looking for a Business Development and Marketing opportunity with an international law firm in Singapore?

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the RoleThis is a unique opportunity to be part of a team supporting a truly market-leading international law practice in Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing. With 10 partners and 15 lawyers, our team has particular experience in the key areas of Corporate Transactions, Infrastructure, Construction & Energy, Funds & Indirect Real Assets, Disputes, Telecommunications, Technology and Media and Finance.
Key responsibilities will include:
 Pitching - To support regional RFPs and pitches, where necessary collaborating with practice group, sector or new business team resources based in other offices in Asia and the UK/Europe. To monitor the outcome of pitches.
 Marketing materials - To maintain quality control and ensure that all marketing materials are consistent, free of errors, brand compliant and up to date.
 Communications / PR - To work with BD managers and other colleagues on social media posts, internal newsletters, client communications, thought leadership and press releases.
 Directory and award submissions - To assist with submissions for directories and awards.
 Events - To support webinars, in-person events and sponsorships.
 Key account management - To assist on campaigns and initiatives aimed at further developing/cross-selling existing and targeting priority potential clients and relationship firms based in or active in Asia Pacific.
 CRM database - To support the maintenance and expansion of the firm's CRM system in the region.
 Other -
o To develop and maintain effective working relations with key individuals across the firm, particularly the Asia Pacific lawyers and business services teams and the central BD, Marketing & Communications teams.
o To liaise with the CMS Legal Business Development team and lawyers in Asia (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Australia) and Europe (UK and Frankfurt) as necessary to ensure alignment with CMS-wide activities and strategies.
o To support other initiatives and activities as requested from time to time (such as D&I and CSR).

About YouQualifications & Experience
Technical Competence
 Has a bachelor's degree or higher qualification.
 Has some of Business Development, Marketing and Communications experience gained in a professional services environment.
 Demonstrates an understanding of the IT packages/ systems necessary to perform the role.
Skills and Knowledge
 Strong written and analytical skills, with the ability to present complex information and concepts in a clear and concise manner.
 Demonstrates excellent listening skills and checks for understanding wherever necessary.
 Responds to professional environment, presenting consistently professional verbal and non-verbal behaviour with clients and colleagues.
 A proactive can-do approach with a drive to understand and support the growth of our business.
 Demonstrates ability to plan and organise time; works to given timeframes, prioritises competing demands and balances work well to meet goals and objectives.
 Identifies issues, risks and conflicts and asks for assistance and/or delegates appropriately when required in a timely and constructive manner.
 Adheres to, and seeks to improve established processes and procedures, where appropriate.

Equal Opportunities
At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.


CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do.  We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
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