Senior Business Development Advisor

Location: Manchester
Office: Manchester
Discipline: Marketing
Contact name: Vibha Mistry

Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 0121 456 8402
Vacancy reference: 017509
Closing date: 18 October 2022

Flexible location - Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Oxford, Manchester, Norwich. 

The role

We are looking for a full-time permanent Senior Business Development Advisor. This role is responsible for managing BD and marketing for several sector and NSL groups. You will be responsible for the identification of BD opportunities, pipeline management and supporting on client care initiatives. A key part of the role will require you to coach and provide high quality and effective business development advice for partners and lawyers across the business. You will take ownership of all projects and initiatives, ensuring they are executed successfully whether by yourself or by other members of the marketing team. 

The team

Mills & Reeve’s business development centres on the following core sectors: charities, education, food and agribusiness, government, health, insurance, private wealth, real estate investment, technology, life sciences, sports and the mid-market. These sectors are underpinned by national service lines: corporate & commercial, employment, family, insurance disputes, private client, projects & construction, real estate and regulatory, public & commercial disputes. 

The person 

You will be expected to demonstrate strengths in terms of a solid educational background, ideally with a relevant degree or Marketing qualification, a proven full mix of marketing tools, proven business development and sales management experience, sound working knowledge, and understanding of the business market place, strong commercial acumen: understanding of our business and our clients and their requirements, strong advisory and influencing skills as well as tenacity, exceptional communication and networking skills to enhance the strong relationships already in place, as well as influencing decision makers, ability to manage multiple projects whilst at the same time prioritising critical tasks and credibility and confidence to work with and add value to our partners. 

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, if we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability.

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.