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Business Development Coordinator

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Sydney or Melbourne
15 January 2021

About Us

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is Australia’s leading independent law firm.

We provide exceptional legal services across the full spectrum of matters, including major transactions, projects and significant disputes, offering strategic advice on our clients’ most challenging issues. With more than 175 years of history and a talented team of over 1000 people, we pride ourselves on our client-focused approach and commitment to excellence. Our fundamental ambition is the success of our clients, and this is reflected in everything we do.

We advise on the most significant global matters and connect with the best lawyers internationally to provide our clients with the right team for every engagement. We are also at the forefront of some of the most high-profile public international law matters in our region, assisting governments and corporations with the resolution of highly complex cross-border disputes.

We are the firm of choice for many of the world’s most significant organisations, with our people consistently recognised for providing outstanding client service and delivering exceptional results.

Values, Principles and Culture

We offer challenging and rewarding work in a friendly, supportive and inclusive environment, so that you have every opportunity to achieve personal and professional growth.

Our culture is built on excellence, collaboration, commitment and respect. These principles guide how we partner with clients and allow us to attract the best people, help them realise their potential, and build positive and engaged teams.

We look for talented and energetic people who share our vision and our commitment to outstanding quality and service.

The Opportunity

An opportunity now exists for an early-career Business Development professional to join our Business Development team in Sydney or Melbourne.

We are looking for an energetic, proactive and collaborative individual to contribute to the growth trajectory of our national Corporate / M&A practice.

If you thrive in a fast paced environment, have experience in commercial business initiatives and enjoy building relationships with key stakeholders we want to hear from you.

The Role

The Business Development Coordinator (BDC) works as part of a portfolio team that provides business development advisory services and support for our national Corporate / M&A practice and drives growth initiatives across the Practice Group, key clients and strategic projects.

The BDC works in collaboration with senior members of the Business Development Team, Practice Group Leaders (PGLs), Client Relationship Partners (CRPs), members of the Communications team, Business Services, and Partners to execute business development and revenue initiatives, support growth and increase the firm's external profile.

This fast-paced role requires a nimble mind, thoughtful approach and hands-on execution skills. You will contribute to and/or be responsible for:

  • Key business development documents and materials including tenders, credentials and proposals;
  • Practice and key client growth strategy execution and delivery;
  • Delivery of events and client engagement opportunities;
  • Market research and insights impacting our clients and practice; and
  • Key matter content for use in tenders, credentials, league table and directory submissions.

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated drive and initiative.
  • Enthusiasm, curiosity and a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and collaborative capabilities.
  • Strong project management capabilities, including the ability to be outcome-oriented and deadline driven.
  • A professional and responsive approach to client service.
  • Proven business writing skills, including tender/proposal writing.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proven technology skills that relate to a marketing environment.
  • Genuine interest in corporate, commercial, financial transactions and markets.

Required Qualifications and Preferred Experience

  • Educated to degree level
  • Proven experience within a business development, sophisticated commercial or marketing role.
  • A Professional Services background is advantageous

What do we offer as an employer?

Our policies, practices and behaviours foster a safe and inclusive workplace. At Corrs, we hire a diverse workforce, including people of all genders, ages, cultures, ethnicities, those who identify as LGBTI and people with disabilities.

Our Initiatives include:

  • A competitive remuneration and transparent bonus structure
  • An additional bonus week of leave (5 weeks annual leave in total)
  • Access to a mentoring program
  • An industry-leading 18 weeks paid parental leave, including paid superannuation
  • Flexible work practices for staff, including the ability to purchase additional leave
  • Access to leading industry and business training
  • An opportunity to actively contribute to the broader community through Corrs Pro Bono Program

To apply click on the "apply" button or contact Hannah Blandford on +61 3 9672 3156 for a confidential discussion.

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