Business Development Manager - 18 month contract

Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane
9 January 2020

  • Strategically positioned to propel your career forward
  • Upskill with our career development program!
  • Based from Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane!

Dentons Australia

In Australia, Dentons have offices across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, with an associate office in Adelaide. Our expertise, attitude and accessibility attract many of Australasia's most successful and innovative organisations as well as leading multinationals.

Our lawyers are repeatedly recognised as leading legal service providers in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR 1000. Many of our partners are consistently recognised in each of these directories and in Best Lawyers International: Australia. Dentons has also been recognised on multiple occasions as Lawyers weekly Diversity law firm of the year and has also been recognised as a top 50 Australian employer for workplace diversity and inclusion.

The Role

If you are looking for a role focussed on the future, this is the position for you!

We have cherry-picked clients, sectors and practices that have the greatest growth potential, and packaged them under the responsibilities of this role.

You will play a key part in driving a number of growth and target clients in our key client program, provide strategic guidance to our Energy & Resources and Life Sciences sectors, and bring new ideas to our flourishing IP&T and Employment practices.

Career development is at the heart of our team's philosophy. Regardless of your tenure, we want to ensure we have a positive impact on your career. That is why we will offer you one to one coaching with a senior manager every week, foster your BD technical skills with practical tips every fortnight and engage you on soft/career skills every month. This role also has the privilege of mentoring and shaping the career of one of our valued Business Development Executives.

This 18-month contract is an excellent opportunity for a BDM who is looking to drive their career further with a global brand and a technically savvy team.

We are proud of how far Dentons Australia has come over the past few years, opening offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, and continuing to focus on growth. We are genuinely excited by the opportunities that BD has to influence within the firm locally and also at the global level.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be proactive, strategic and innovative in your approach to business development
  • Understand how to add value to clients and targets through business development approaches
  • Develop unique selling points to differentiate Dentons
  • Generate demand for the firm’s services and products
  • Demonstrate strong stakeholder management
  • Deliver excellent client service and have strong emotional intelligence
  • Care about and invest in the development of team members

Employee Extras

Dentons Australia focuses on the three key areas of talent management: engagement, development, and culture to motivate, develop and deliver excellence for our clients.

We offer competitive market salary packaging, incentive pay and reward, salary sacrifice packaging, additional leave programs (purchased leave, parental leave) and referral bonuses.

We provide a number of generous health and wellbeing programs and promote diversity initiatives across gender, flexibility, culture and LGBTI. At Dentons, we are constantly looking to improve employee's lives in and out of the workplace.

To Apply

To apply, please include your CV and a cover letter and submit here If you would like further information please contact Kirstin Usher on +61 8 9323 0954 for a highly confidential discussion.

Dentons has an internal Talent Acquisition team that works directly with candidates on all of our career opportunities. Dentons does not accept external agency applications for this role.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates that meet the requirements of this position will be contacted.

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