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Business Development Coordinator

Employer
White & Case
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Business Development Coordinator 

Are you ready to make your mark as part of our Business Development Team? Then you’ve come to the right place. At White & Case, we’ll support you, give you responsibility and welcome you as an integral member of our diverse, international team from day one.

Our Business Development, Knowledge, and Marketing Team (BDK&M) leads our Firm in achieving its vision of profitable growth, engaged people, and outstanding client relationships.

The BD Coordinator is a key member of our global BDK&M team, supporting practice groups, industry groups, and client account teams in achieving their commercial and marketing goals. This team is highly trained in our market-leading BD processes and systems, ensuring globally consistent, high-quality output for the rapid and successful execution of BD initiatives.

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers and staff operating from more than 47 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices and shared services centers; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Key Responsibilities

Our team of BD Coordinators will primarily support the Global BD team-members across the network (as well as some regional/global support in English language with the responsibilities of the role) including, but not limited to:

  • Liaising with regional BD Managers to define requirements and act as a gateway to Coordinator support, while maintaining transaction databases and ensuring deals are correctly profiled in the Matter Profiling System and CRM database
  • Assisting with matter research, lawyer biographies, and content preparation for pitches, proposals, client presentations, seminars, and legal directory submissions (e.g., Legal 500, Chambers & Partners) including gathering client referees
  • Updating and maintaining the global Matter Profiling System database and creating/maintaining client marketing lists for electronic campaigns
  • Training PAs/secretaries on the InterAction Opportunities system and producing English BD bulletins and newsletters for EMEA
  • Supporting the CAM/industry BD team with implementing sector and client action plans for business development initiatives, and spotting/communicating opportunities for rapid response to target clients
  • Conducting research and analysis on clients, markets, sectors, and decision-makers, and reviewing legal/trade media to share relevant information with BD team members
  • Submitting and reviewing league table data in real-time and handling other ad hoc projects as required

Qualifications and skills

  • The ideal candidate will be a Graduate with relevant and in-depth business development experience, within a professional services firm 
  • Relevant marketing (CIM) or a postgraduate qualification (advantageous)
  • Demonstrable knowledge or a keen interest in marketing/BD, with exposure to client relationship management being advantageous
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work at all levels
  • Flexibility, commitment, enthusiasm, and attention to detail
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills, and proficiency in systems and databases including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and CRM applications
  • Team player with a client-focused approach and a creative, strategic mindset
  • Capable of working on own initiative, under pressure, and meeting tight deadlines

What We Offer

When you join us, you’ll be working directly with partners, business leaders and many other inspiring colleagues across our global network of offices. We live by our values—to be pioneering, united and human—and we believe that you’ll experience them from your first day. We will give you the support and development opportunities that will help you achieve your potential.

We believe that consistent high performance merits reward and support. Our compensation package reflects your calibre as a business development professional, and our benefits are designed to support your changing needs and priorities across different life stages.

About White & Case

We are a global law firm with longstanding offices in the markets that matter today. Our on-the-ground experience, our cross-border integration and our depth of local, US and English-qualified lawyers help our clients work with confidence in any one market or across many.

Location and Reporting

This role is based in our London office, and reports into the Marketing Operations Manager.

Our standard office hours are 09:30-18:00, with a current requirement for 3 days in the office per week.

Firm Benefits

We offer a flexible range of benefits, services and programmes designed to help support your lifestyle requirements. Some of the benefits currently available include:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Pension plan with matched employer contribution up to 7.5%
  • Yearly wellbeing fund
  • Income protection
  • Holiday purchase
  • Life insurance
  • Critical Illness insurance
  • Private GP services
  • Travel insurance
  • Dental coverage
  • Cycle to work
  • Holiday purchase (available during annual enrolment)

Equal Opportunity Statement

White & Case is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. It is our Firm’s policy to recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law.

If you require assistance and/or accommodation to participate in our application and/or interview process, please email the recruiting contact listed for the relevant position. We are a Disability Confident (Committed) Employer. We will be happy to work with you.

Note to recruitment agencies: Our internal Recruitment team are responsible for all end-to-end lateral recruitment processes. All agencies must sign White & Case terms of business, which are office specific. Candidates submitted by an agency without terms of business agreed with the appropriate office, and/or outside of our online application tracking system, will not be considered a formal introduction.

Any applications and CVs sent directly to White & Case Partners and employees will not be accepted as formal introductions. If you have any questions, please contact the London Recruitment team. 

When engaging with agencies, we are supported by our preferred suppliers.

Company

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work. 

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Company info
Website
Telephone
020 7532 1000
Location
5 Old Broad Street
London
EC2N 1DW
GB

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