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Senior Business Development Executive

Employer
Michelmores
Location
Bristol or Exeter
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Are you keen to find an exciting new role where you will be part of a dynamic, forward-looking, agile team? If so, look no further.

We are recruiting for a Senior Business Development (BD) Executive to help build on the team's existing strengths, and to help embed our new strategy, Destination 2030, and our new brand. It is a really exciting time to be a part of the team as the new brand will help us to leverage an already strong reputation in our regional, national and international markets. If you are progressive, creative and collaborative, join us on the journey - and help us, together with our clients, to navigate the challenges ahead, and build a more positive future.

Why Michelmores? Michelmores is the destination law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We help enterprises and individuals navigate change to find a positive future.

We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with as clear a focus on fresh thinking as we have on growth and success. We value and nurture our people’s potential and inspiration and give them a creative, open and collaborative environment in which to develop a career and succeed.

As our clients’ needs change and evolve, so do we. Our business services teams are continuously looking for ways to innovate and attract and retain the best clients and the brightest people. Central to our culture is our nurturing, friendly and flexible environment which genuinely allows our people to grow and flourish, both professionally and personally. We really care about what we stand for and want to move forward together.

What sort of work? We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior BD Executive to join our ambitious Marketing team based in our Exeter or Bristol offices.

In this role you will work closely with lawyers and the wider Marketing Team to provide marketing and BD advice across sectors, services and locations.

The role will drive revenue-generating and reputation-enhancing activities across the business. This will include advising on, preparing and implementing business development plans in line with the Firm's strategic objectives as well as providing strategic and innovative advice to Partners on their individual marketing strategies to grow existing work streams and generate new work streams. The role will also include working with the Bids Manager to assist with drafting tenders and preparing for client pitches.

Why this team? Through developing innovative marketing and BD strategies and working closely with Partners and colleagues to implement them, the Marketing team plays an instrumental role in progressing the growth of the Firm.

The team covers the full range of marketing and BD activities, including creating marketing strategies and plans, managing our brand and social profile, producing content and marketing materials, organising and running client and Firm events, building networks, helping lawyers to develop deeper client relationships, and developing colleagues’ marketing and networking skills.

Our BD specialists partner with leaders across the Firm’s sectors to identify growth and marketing opportunities, building strong working relationships and in-depth sector knowledge. Whilst the communication and events professionals utilise their creativity and specialist skills to amplify our brand to help attract and retain clients.

How do we work? We take a flexible, agile approach to working patterns. As a team we agree together on the best working arrangements that will enable each of us to provide exceptional client service, to collaborate and connect with colleagues, and to achieve the right home/work balance. Most people in the Firm choose to work 2-3 days a week in the office, with the balance being working from home. We pride ourselves on our high-performance culture whilst offering a good work/life balance.

As a Firm we are committed to supporting our people across all levels to achieve the balance they need. We are open to talk flexible working and to empower any candidate to put forward a flexible working pattern to meet their needs.

Who are we looking for? We are looking for somebody who will understand our values and thrive in our culture. The role is based in our Exeter or Bristol offices.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5+ years of relevant marketing and BD experience
  • Experience of working in professional services
  • Experience of working and collaborating with senior stakeholders
  • Experience of drafting tenders and preparing for client pitches
  • Degree qualified desirable
  • Demonstrable project management and/or account management skills are desirable
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and CRM

Other skills required include:

  • Strong interpersonal skills; effective communicator at all levels (written and verbal).
  • Demonstrate self-confidence, initiative and be an innovative thinker to suggest alternative approaches.
  • A commercial, pro-active and positive approach to work.
  • Excellent organisational skills, demonstrable examples of multi-tasking and an ability to juggle competing and changing priorities.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a team player, prepared to go the extra mile in supporting colleagues.
  • Must be self-motivated, committed to working towards goals with strong enthusiasm and a desire to provide high levels of client service.

This is a great opportunity to join a Firm which believes potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

We work hard to create and sustain an open and collaborative environment. We embrace change and constantly evolve to meet our people’s diverse needs, in the same way that we help our clients to navigate and stay ahead of developments, to move forward together.

Next Steps To apply please click below or if you would like to talk to someone about the role, please call Rebecca Pike in our Recruitment Team on 07719 523119.

Michelmores LLP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, marital status, age, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation in the selection, recruitment and treatment of our staff.

View our Inclusion and Belonging page for more information.

*No agencies please – any agency assistance will be via invitation only. Please note any speculative candidates submitted via agencies without invitation will not be considered as represented by that agent.

Company

Michelmores is the law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We always strive to be different, to behave differently, to be more open, more human. We do exceptional work, for forward-thinking clients.

At Michelmores, we’ve always believed that potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

We work hard to create and sustain an open and collaborative environment. We embrace change and constantly evolve to meet our people’s diverse needs, in the same way that we help our clients to navigate and stay ahead of developments to move forward together.

We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with as clear a focus on fresh thinking as we have on growth and success.

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