Senior BD Manager (Financial Sevices) - London or Bristol
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced business development professional to join the dynamic Marketing & Sales team of an international legal practice based in either London or Bristol. The Senior BD Manager will be tasked with driving growth within the Financial Services market.
You will be responsible for developing an effective strategy for the FS sector that builds long term growth. You will position the firm in the market and developing its proposition and market specific messages, creating new relationships and taking ownership of agreed sales campaigns through a combination of coaching and direct leadership. You will be charged with developing a sales strategy for both accounts and targets, deciding on where to grow long term relationships and building a sales funnel and relationship plan. The Senior BD Manager will project manage sales opportunities and pitches to deliver tailored, compelling propositions, coaching the pitch teams with support from the Head of Business Development. The successful candidate will manage major accounts, using the established CRM system and work with fee-earners to improve their personal business development and account management skill sets. The role holder will also be tasked with progressing European FS plans.
Ideal candidates for the role of Senior BD Manager will be degree educated with proven business development experience in a major professional services firm, which should include client facing experience. A strong understanding of the Financial Services sector would be ideal, but more important is an ability to coach and persuade high level partners within the sector. Exceptional communication, organisation and project management skills are pre-requisite, while the ability to communicate confidently in any other language would be beneficial.
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