Description

Location: Belfast

Workplace: Hybrid 

The Executive/Senior Executive/Assistant Manager, Business Development - Global Mergers & Acquisitions - Contract (12 months) will take an active and pivotal role in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Global M&A Group's (the Group) Business Plan throughout the fiscal year, adding huge value to the achievement of the Group's business goals.
 
Responsibilities:
Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group (PG) Business Development and Marketing
  • Support the development and execution of business development and marketing programmes for the Global M&A Practice Group
  • Lead on business development and marketing activity for the Reorganizations group, and support several selected Transactional Group initiatives, working closely with the Senior BD Manager - Global M&A Practice Group, Associate Director, BDMC - Global Transactional Groups, Global Practice Group Chair, and the Steering Committee
Profile-Raising
  • Support development and deployment of thought leadership content and other profile-raising activities working closely with the Marketing function, Industry groups, and other PGs
  • Create 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. 
  • Manage practice group awards, directory and league table submissions, including Chambers Global; assist regions and offices in articulating key messages & working with Global Directories E2E team 
Client Development
  • Collaborate with the Global Client and Industry BD team to share insight on go-to-market propositions offered by the M&A practice group and develop more M&A work
  • Regularly support the preparation of responses to client's requests for proposals or information on the M&A practice group and in preparing lawyers for business development meetings with clients and prospects
  • Lead BD support to the development of Transaction service line Supply chain disruption, project management, and coordination with all the members of the core working group  
    Marketing / Communications
  • Ensure the PG's suite of marketing materials, including capabilities statements, pitch templates, deals lists, website content (internal and external) and press releases are up to date
  • Support the internal communications globally for the M&A Practice Group, to assist in building a cohesive and well-informed practice
  • Manage updates to BakerWorld and the M&A Resource Centre on BM.com
Research
  • Actively develop and maintain an understanding of the M&A market 
Global Coordination
  • Create effective working relationships with a community of global, regional, and office BD teams to share best practice and coordinate the rollout of initiatives globally
  • Proactively look for opportunities to share best practice and improve processes
Global Reorganizations Group
  • Manage the BDMC efforts of the Reorganizations service line:
    • Lead on developing and supporting the delivery of the BDMC strategy for the Reorganizations Group 
    • Build relationships and trust with lawyers and marketing/BD staff around the world to market the services and expertise of the Reorganizations Group
    • Lead the review and continuous improvement of the group's suite of marketing materials, including capabilities statements, pitch templates, deals lists, website content (internal and external), and press releases
    • Drive internal communications globally for the Reorganizations Group
    • Ensure the Group's deals and work experience are collected on a regular and timely basis, submitted to Firm systems, and reported to league tables
    • Support the development of client and market-facing knowledge-based marketing tools and materials - handbooks, Apps and tools, market know-how, technical updates, training programs, and seminars, etc.

Experience Required

Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing or related degree field
  • Significant experience working in a legal or related professional services environment
  • Experience working in an international organization is a plus
  • Prior experience working in a virtual team setting preferred but not required
  • Project management experience is a plus
  • Proficient in various MS Office applications including but not limited to Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and experience
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently with limited supervision
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple stakeholders and expectations
  • Strong, enthusiastic team player