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Business Development Specialist- Chicago

Company: Confidential Location: Illinois
Industry: Marketing City/Region: Chicago
Compensation: Competitive Compensation Education: Undergraduate Degree

Our prestigious client in Chicago is looking for a results-driven Business Development Specialist to help support the global business development initiatives with the ultimate goal of driving and growing revenue.


  • Serving as the business development liaison to assigned Firm-wide practice groups and sections; activating practice group and section marketing and helping to establish and carry out viable marketing plans
  • Developing customized pitches, responses to RFPs, and other marketing collateral for new business opportunities and client meetings
  • Working with practice groups and sections to determine effective, detailed approaches to pursuing new business while driving the follow-up and implementation
  • Serving as point person for practice- and industry-related sponsorships and events
  • With the support of the Business Development Research team, reviewing in-depth research and analysis of individuals, companies, industries and competitors to determine a strategy for outreach
  • Analyzing, evaluating and tracking existing and potential business development initiatives across the Firm; with input from the Marketing and Business Development Manager, the Director of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer, recommend strategies and tactics to increase the initiatives' overall effectiveness

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of four years of business development, marketing or consultancy experience (law firm or professional services firm experience is a plus)
  • Undergraduate degree is required, with a specialization in business or marketing, or an equivalent field
  • Able to successfully manage and prioritize a heavy workload, meet deadlines and delegate tasks
  • Proven track record of driving successful revenue-building initiatives
  • Sophisticated understanding of targeted cross-servicing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with all levels of personnel
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and familiar with research and client/contact databases
  • Client-service oriented

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