Job description

Marketing & Business Development Manager - Legal

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Marketing & Communications

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40k - 50k per year

  • Contact:

    Guy Walker

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    0161 914 8558

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Guy Walker

Marketing & Business Development Manager - Legal

£40,000 - £50,000 plus benefits

Manchester city centre

This is a fanastic opportunity to lead the marketing & BD function for this growing, specialist law firm based in the centre of Manchester. Reporting into the Managing Partner, this firm values internal culture and promotes work/life balance. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing strategic guidance to the business on all aspects of marketing, business development and client relationship development
  • Preparation of draft annual and longer term BD&M plan for approval of the partners, and the leading on all aspects of delivery
  • Tenders:  identifying suitable tenders, research, drafting, managing processes, obtaining feedback
  • Preparing and supporting on client pitches
  • Client relationship management and feedback: leading programme through one to one meetings with lawyers
  • Client targeting:  identifying clients, preparing plan and following up
  • Drafting content articles/blogs and facilitating the drafting of these
  • Social media, notably Twitter:  leading campaigns and championing in business.  Through one to ones support Twitter account building and following for lawyers.
  • Leading and organising on client seminar programme
  • Media:  Managing the relationships with various trade media.
  • Full website management, performance, analytics and content
  • Marketing collateral
  • Brand management:  Lead the management of our consistent corporate brand output, including standardisation of commonplace legal documents, profiling heads of team and other key lawyers.
  • Agency management:  managing high quality output from design and digital agencies and other suppliers ie printers, branded merchandise.
  • Profile building of firm and individual lawyers through awards applications, conference speaker opportunities, developing relationships with CIH/NHF, thought leadership.
  • Responsibility for developing internal communications activity.

Person specification:

  • Degree educated in Marketing, English or related field
  • 3+ years' experience in a Partner led, professional services environment (Legal would be desirable)
  • Previous experience of managing bids / tender processes
  • Experience targeting, implementing marketing & business development plans
  • Possess excellent communication skills and work well in a team environment
  • You will have the ability and confidence to hold meetings with Partners at the firm

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