BD Manager (IP) - International Law Firm
This is a very exciting opportunity for someone to join one of the largest international law firms as Business Development Manager (Intellectual Property) working with the international Intellectual Property group team to plan, deliver and lead incisive and value-added business development support.
This role has a broad remit and the Business Development Manager (Intellectual Property) will be tasked with contributing to the IP Group BD planning process, as required, and execution of the business plan and initiatives for all parts of the IP practice, working with relevant partners internationally, fee earners and the wider BD team as appropriate. You will be responsible for the provision of training and guidance to fee earners on M&BD activities, including profile raising, use of InterAction and the creation and maintenance of online profiles on the firm's websites and social media. From a communications perspective, the role holder will take a proactive role supporting the development of directory submissions in cooperation with fee earners and in the development of the content of written communications including factsheets, press releases, webpages and microsite content and intranet pages, including their production and maintenance, ensuring best practice is observed. Event management will also constitute an important part of the role. You will develop the client training and corporate hospitality programmes, including training days for major clients and specific BD events, and assist in their implementation, hosting and delivering training days, BD events, round-table events and business briefing.
Pre-requisites for the Business Development Manager (Intellectual Property) role include a good degree and extensive marketing and business development experience in a legal or professional services environment to include an active role in account management on global or regional client teams. Knowledge of the IP sector is highly desirable, and a hands on approach and ability to take the lead are essential.
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