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Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Market Related
  • Experience Level Senior
  • Total Years Experience 0-5


An international law firm is seeking a Business Development Officer who will be responsible for identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, enhancing client relationships, and promoting the firm’s profile, people and services in a local, regional and global context through the utilisation of a range of marketing and business development tactics, activities and channels


Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in marketing, communications; or, a legal degree
  • Min 5 years in a B2B marketing environment
  • Previous experience in business development or marketing within the legal professional is highly desirable
  • Experience and a strong understanding of the legal industry and services
  • Hands on experience in managing strategic bids, tenders and RFPs
  • Hands on experience in managing legal directories


Key Job Outputs:

  • Assists in execution of the firm’s business development and marketing plan set by the firm’s Marketing Committee and Board of Directors
  • Manages the firm’s profiles on and submissions to online directories (Legal500, Chambers and Partners, IFRL1000, lobal league tables), coordinates deal reporting process; submits information for attorney and firm awards, promotes awards, and determines which directories should be launched and maintained
  • Prepares and maintains legal marketing and business development materials for the firm and lawyers with marketing support: print and online brochures, company profiles, credentials and experience statements, flyers, etc.
  • Assists with sourcing appropriate strategic bids and tenders and RFPS
  • Manages, coordinates and develops the firm’s bid library and texts
  • Manages and drafts the firm’s responses to strategic bids and tenders with Team Leader oversight (not responsible for fee quotes)
  • CRM software management
  • Participates in planning and presentation efforts as appropriate (including presentation packets, slides, etc.)
  • Creates and maintains expertise and sector specific CVs for lawyers


Core Competencies:

  • Strategic thinker; team player; problem solver and results driven
  • Highly organised with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Resilience
  • Highly effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Relationship building skills are critical
  • Ability to provide consistent and high-quality work under tight deadlines
  • Displays an entrepreneurial spirit and interest in building a growing law firm
  • Appreciation for professionalism with a growth mindset


Salary:   Market related


Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

All personal information received will be processed in accordance with The Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 OF 2013

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