Description

Baker McKenzie is a leading global commercial law firm with more than 13,500 employees in 45 countries. Baker McKenzie Switzerland is one of the largest law firms in Switzerland. Our offices in Geneva and Zurich have been an integral part of the Swiss legal landscape for more than half a century, firmly establishing us as a trusted partner for our domestic and foreign clients Our vast, experienced team of experts, composed of more than 130 lawyers, is providing Swiss and multinational industry players, financial institutions, private equity houses and insurance companies with top-tier legal advice.

To strengthen our BDMC team (location: Zurich), we are looking for a dedicated business development manager (f/m/d) on a full- or part-time basis (80-100%) who can play a key role in the development of new business opportunities for our Firm.

Main tasks and responsibilities:
You support our partners in acquiring new clients and strategically developing existing clients, being responsible for the following:

  • Developing compelling proposals and capability statements that address clients' needs and offer concrete solutions to their challenges
  • Being involved in forward-looking planning for the strategic development of key clients
  • Participating in regular feedback meetings with clients to check their satisfaction with our consulting services
  • Cooperating with the Global Pitch & Pursuits Team on international and cross-practice group tenders and the continuous professionalization of the bidding process

You are the contact person and sounding board for the lawyers, offering them support in the following: 

  • Researching trends and developing innovative advisory products for clients in selected industry sectors to expand and deepen our expertise
  • Developing client plans that are tailored to the individual requirements of our clients
  • Helping to design pricing strategies for tenders with a longer term and international focus, in collaboration with a global pricing team
  • Preparing annual submissions for leading legal directories

Functional relationships with:

  • BDMC team members in Switzerland 
  • Members of the global/EMEA BDMC team
  • Colleagues in Switzerland from HR, Operations, IT and Finance
  • Partners and lawyers in Switzerland

What we are looking for: 

  • Bachelor's and/or master's degree, preferably in business administration, law or a related field
  • At least three years of professional experience in a similar role (a strong pitch focus would be considered an asset), preferably within the legal industry
  • An excellent understanding of the Swiss market (including relevant industry sectors)
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong technical skills in relation to database work and MS Office products
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and German 
  • Ability to work seamlessly across multiple cultures and time zones in a matrix organization
  • Team spirit

Shape the future with us: 
We look forward to receiving your application. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, their resume/CV and all law school transcripts. Our recruitment team is always available to answer your questions (you can reach us at +41 44 384 15 51 or send an email to switzerland.recruiting@bakermckenzie.com).

Our commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity: 
As the first truly global law firm, inclusion and diversity are foundational to our culture and strategic vision. We are a firm of individuals from across the globe with different backgrounds, ideas and points of view who collegially work together. All designations address all gender identities.