Houston Texas based premier global law firm is searching for a Senior Business Development Coordinator. This person will be responsible for working closely with the Business Development team to implement marketing and business development initiatives for the assigned practice groups. Will also actively participate in firm-wide marketing activities and be proactive in executing projects.
Duties and Responsibilities:
o Works with the Business Development Directors and Managers, Directors of Practice Group Management and Marketing Services, PR and Events team members to support a variety of marketing initiatives.
o Conducts research of prospective targets, industries, markets, competition via firm-wide resources, online databases and librarian searches.
o Stays abreast of best practices and market and industry trends; provides competitor research to assist the Business Development team in making strategic recommendations to the practice group leaders.
o Updates and maintains practice area content (rankings, matter descriptions, additions to practice overview materials, etc.) and facilitates the distribution of daily alerts for practice areas.
o Coordinates external event sponsorships and assists in executing agreements/logistics.
o Creates, revises and maintains attorney biographies according to practice area.
o Coordinates firm-produced client-facing events, including CLEs, directly involving the lawyers in coordinating with the Events Department, and other Business Development and Marketing Services team members.
o Assists and leads development of assigned content for client pitches, proposals and formal RFPs.
o Drafts correspondence; secures and distributes e-communications directed to external audiences, as well as internal e-communications firm-wide.
o Actively participates in firmwide initiatives.
o Performs additional duties and responsibilities as necessary.
• Job is performed in a typical office environment, but is subject to time pressures and constraints, and is often dependent on input from others.
• Long hours are required periodically.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and skills required of personnel so classified. The firm reserves the right to revise or modify this job description at any time.
Bachelor’s degree required.
At least four years’ experience in business or marketing in a law firm or professional services environment.
Superior analytical and research skills required. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and proofreading ability.
Strong technical proficiencies, particularly in the use of CRM/contact databases, Excel, PowerPoint and on-line research databases.
Must be proactive, detail-oriented, professional, self-directed and capable of executing/managing projects under tight deadlines.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and capable of working effectively with attorneys as well as professionals in all administrative departments.