Are you an experienced Business Development Manager looking for a 6-12 month contract working with a tech-focussed law firm? This role can be based in our London or any of the following offices; Bristol, Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow or Edinburgh.
CMS is a Future Facing firm with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide. We combine deep local market understanding with a global perspective. We are passionate about building strong relationships with our clients, our people, and the communities we work in.
We take a bold, dynamic, and agile approach to ensure our clients are able to 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 working. Our aim is to inspire, impact and support our clients and our people, helping them to maximize their potential and thrive.
About the Role
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team supporting a market-leading practice. Our UK corporate practice, with about 80 partners and 250 lawyers, is one of the most sought after for advising on transactions in the UK and across Europe and regularly tops the M&A and equity capital markets league tables. Its funds & indirect real assets team is considered market leading by all major directories.
Under energetic and ambitious leadership the corporate team is looking to further boost its market profile, leverage firm-wide client relationships and land roles on headline transactions. You would be part of a team of five business development professionals supporting the corporate partners on making these ambitions come to life.
We pride ourselves on having an energetic and loyal team of lawyers and support staff and a friendly atmosphere. Do you have a can-do and solution-oriented attitude? Can you make others responsive to new ideas and engaged in new initiatives? Do you like thinking of new ways to win business? Then you may be the candidate that we are looking for!
Key responsibilities will include:
Campaigns: lead on the development and execution of marketing campaigns
Events: lead and organise seminars, webinars and client social events
Client targeting: support activities aimed at targeting potential clients and further developing existing clients
Pitching: provide strategic advice and execute proposals
BD infrastructure: to maintain and work with BD infrastructure, including standard pitch content, credentials database and client relationship management software
Directory and award submissions: support on directory and awards submissions
Management: supervising and mentoring junior colleagues on the team
The role is also the lead BD support for the firm's Hotel & Leisure sector group, including business planning, driving strategy, creating thought leadership materials, event management and managing key sector client relationships
The successful candidate will have significant Marketing & BD experience within a professional services environment. Experience will include pitching, practice group and sector marketing, client targeting, campaign planning and execution, and budget management. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills (both written and spoken) and a demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships with partners and staff at all levels within the firm and with external vendors.
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. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.
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.