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Business Development Specialist

Company: Confidential Location: New York
Industry: Marketing City/Region: Chicago
Commitment: Full Time Practice Area: Business Development
Education: Undergraduate Degree

Our client is looking for a results-driven Business Development Specialist in its New York or Chicago office to help support the Firm’s business development initiatives with the ultimate goal of driving and growing revenue.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serving as a business development liaison to the Firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Department as well as other 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
  • Drafting and coordinating directory submissions for ranking organizations/publications
  • Serving as point person for practice- and industry-related sponsorships and events
  • Participating in the development and implementation of strategic plans and budgets
  • Assisting in the creation and regular update of web and print marketing collateral, including brochures, practice group descriptions and biographies

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 consistent workload, meet deadlines and delegate tasks
  • Self-motivated and independent
  • 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
  • High level of energy and persistence, and understanding of the importance of delivering exceptional customer service to internal and external clients

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