Description

The Business Development Coordinator, Asia Pacific M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets Practice Groups will provide business development, marketing, communication and research support to the Asia Pacific M&A, Private Equity (PE) and Capital Markets (CM) Practice Groups of the Firm, as well as the other AP Transactional Practice Groups, where needed, working closely with the BD Manager - AP M&A, PE and CM, Senior BD Manager - AP Transactional Groups, AP PG Chair and the Steering Committees for the assigned practices.

Responsibilities:

Opportunities tracking

  • Proactively monitor and share clients, competition, business and legal developments relevant for the Practice Groups and recommend necessary actions
  • Maintain capability statements, key deals lists, CVs, brochures, awards and directory ranking summaries etc.
  • Create internal and external communications, newsletters, brochures, reports and memos on business trends, recent business development activities and events
  • Proactively collect and follow up necessary information relevant for tracking ROI of BD initiatives and projects
  • Assist the Proposals team and the BD Manager in preparing pitches for current or new work opportunities, BD collaterals, branding and communications
  • Undertake research on business, clients and competition intelligence on a regular basis and keeping the BD Manager informed of current trends

Internal and external events/meetings

  • Work with relevant teams to provide BD/client development support for internal trainings and meetings, external roadshows, client conferences, client visits and sponsored events for the practice groups; coordinate presentation materials, client lists and research as needed; proactively follow-up after meetings to maximize ROI

Practice Group BD materials and infrastructure

  • Work closely with the PG/IG Admin team to ensure quality and consistency in updating the relevant regional BD materials of the assigned practice groups
  • Work closely with the Directories team (DAS) in preparing regional submissions, liaising with relevant lawyers and reviewing the draft documents to ensure that core messaging, practitioners' and deal information are organized and collected following best practices and timelines
  • Monthly update of capability statements, contact cards, placemats, deals lists and other marketing materials across APAC and Bakerworld pages
  • Monthly update of business plans, awards & rankings, deals database, budget status
  • Create, maintain and update email membership lists, client contacts and mailing lists
  • Assist BD Managers in preparing periodic overviews and analyses of group financial reports based on data collected from the AP Finance team
  • Assist in tracking practice group budgets, including monitoring spend against activities and reallocation of costs

Experience Required

  • Business degree or related degree (e.g. Marketing or Communications)
  • Relevant experience working in a legal or related professional services environment
  • Proven experience in conducting research on companies and industries
  • Proven experience of coordinating or managing events
  • Demonstrates business acumen and interest in market and industry trends
  • Strong word processing and spreadsheet skills (in particular, MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent time management and organizing skills