Description

Location: Belfast

Workplace: Hybrid

The opportunity:

To support Baker McKenzie's BDMC (Business Development, Marketing and Communications) team globally in programs and activities to drive profitable revenues and raise the firm's profile.

The successful candidate will work with the Belfast based team - of over 60 specialists across Marketing, Comms, Media,  Practices, Industries, Clients, and Pursuits, supporting colleagues in developing and implementing plans and gaining hands on experience in a global law firm in one of the largest BDCM teams in Northern Ireland. 

Additionally the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to interact with professionals in a fast-paced, multi-cultural business environment.

Working at Baker McKenzie:

Baker McKenzie is the world’s leading law firm with offices all over the world. Our Belfast Centre is home to over 400 teammates in both legal and professional services such as finance, IT, marketing and business support.

We offer one of the best workplace benefits packages in the business with comprehensive private health cover, income protection, life assurance and a full employee assistance plan. These and a host of other benefits make us one of the most desirable companies to work for in Belfast.

We are committed to promoting inclusion, diversity and equity for all and are confident we can provide a career as individual and as exceptional as you.

About the role:

As part of this role, the successful candidate will:

Practice Groups and Industry Groups (PG/IG) and Client Solutions (CL) Business Development and Marketing

  • Support the development and execution of business development and marketing day-to-day activities and programmes for the Industries and Practices.
  • Developing marketing materials to support campaigns, events and client engagement.

Client Development

  • Support targeted client  initiatives and ensuring that related activity is documented and shared with relevant stakeholders
  • Creating and maintain membership lists, client contacts and mailing lists
  • Gather research for client relationships using firm-wide systems and other teams and input into systems where relevant to do so
  • Assist with overall coordination of newsletters, client alerts, documents and reports; assist in the preparation and execution of webinar broadcasts
  • Assist with BakerMcKenzie.com updates - scheduling featured insights, updating page content, content tagging
  • Track and update databases and Blog

Profile-raising and campaigns

  • Support development and deployment of thought leadership content and other profile-raising activities working closely with the Marketing function, Industries and Practices
  • Support creation of marketing and client communications relating to market facing knowledge based tools and materials - handbooks, Apps and tools, market know how, technical updates, training programs and seminars, etc.
  • Support practice group awards, directories and league table submissions
  • Support media relations team in engaging with target press to raise firm profile. 

Pitches and Panels

  • Support pursuits team in development of pitches
  • Writing content and creating materials for pitches
  • Source firm-wide base data to support key pursuits and targeting initiatives

Internal Communications

  • Support the planning and related materials creation for internal communications, meetings and special events
  • BDMC information requests and updates
  • Assist with ad hoc BDMC information requests

About the team:

The BDMC function works closely with our Partners and leadership teams to:

  • Increase our revenue, profitability and share across markets, industries and clients
  • Enable us to win, retain and grow business through powerful pitches, engaging thought leadership and strong relationship management
  • Lead market & client intelligence efforts to create new service line opportunities in industry and practice groups
  • Channel the Baker McKenzie brand, identity and culture through a single communications voice

 

Experience Required

Essential Criteria:

To be successful in this role you will need:

Skills and Experience:

  • Studying for a relevant degree -  Business Studies, Marketing, Communications or related degree
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to liaise with people across the business
  • Excellent Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Strong time management skills and client service orientation.
  • Demonstrates initiative and a self-starter
  • Able to present ideas and views clearly and with confidence
  • Creative problem solving
  • Very high level of attention to detail
  • Very high work standards
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well both in a team and individually
  • Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm

Personal qualities

These personal qualities represent the shared characteristics of high performers across Baker McKenzie, regardless of job level and location

Know how

  • Able to move through a variety of tasks requiring different approaches, knowledge, and expertise, with agility of mind and capacity for analysis and synthesis
  • To support Baker McKenzie's BDMC team globally in programs and activities to drive profitable revenues and raise the firm's profile.
  • The successful candidate will work with the Belfast based team - of over 60 specialists across Marketing, Comms, Media,  Practices, Industries, Clients, and Pursuits, supporting colleagues in developing and implementing plans and gaining hands on experience in a global law firm in one of the largest BDCM teams in Northern Ireland.  Additionally the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to interact with professionals in a fast-paced, multi-cultural business environment.

Dedication

  • Driven by a strong personal sense of integrity and upholds exemplary quality standards
  • Prepares thoroughly, takes responsibility and is self-reliant to ensure work progresses to the fullest extent possible
  • Hardworking and diligent with a keen understanding of client demands
  • Demonstrates composure when dealing with difficult situations

Personal Impact

  • Creates a positive impression at all times; develops relationships through collaboration and reciprocity
  • Invests in, nurtures and builds a network of productive relationships

Humanity

  • Respectful to others, regardless of their position, and earns the respect of others by being transparent
  • Has care and concern for others and a genuine interest in others as people
  • Treats delicate or confidential issues with grace and discretion.