Business Development & Marketing Coordinator/Executive

16 November 2020 

DWF is looking to recruit a Business Development & Marketing Coordinator/Executive to be based in our Sydney office.

The Role

This new role is an integral part of the Client Development function and comes with a lot of responsibility, with DWF rapidly growing its footprint in Australia.

You will work with key stakeholders around the firm to further raise DWF's profile in the Australian and Asia Pacific marketplace, helping support revenue generation, developing a business-winning culture, and sharing and encouraging best practice in business development and marketing. You will also work alongside the Australian BD & Marketing team to establish Business Development and Marketing plans and implement initiatives to help source new business and stimulate cross-selling.

As part of the business development side of the role you will:

  • Put together new business proposals, prepare pitch presentations, proposals, capability statements, tenders, prepare award nominations and directory submissions.
  • Help manage and disseminate intelligence to relevant stake holders and across the BD & Marketing team.
  • Assist to drive forward action plans aligned to projects and campaigns.
  • Assist in the implementation of sector business development strategies and their resulting activities across the business.
  • Develop a close working relationship with the international Digital, PR and Communications teams to help develop a stronger external profile across the firm.

As part of the marketing side of the role you will:

  • Support the Australian BD & marketing team with implementation of existing campaign proposals, as well as potentially identify new client or market opportunities.
  • Be responsible for event planning of conferences and client seminars, coordination and management (internal/external and virtual events), which will help, raise awareness of our expertise in key product areas and sectors
  • Assist with the sourcing, development, review and dissemination of articles and content via digital and traditional media channels including LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • Liaise with suppliers to source and order branded goods and supplies (business cards, notepads, seminar folders etc.) and with sponsorship contacts and managing sponsorship commitments and requirements.

The role will also involve drafting and assisting with PPT presentations for internal and external events, drafting of CVs and bios and writing and collating newsletter content for various internal and external publications.

This very hands-on role would suit someone coming either from the legal sector or professional services that is able to display strong commercial awareness, organisational skills and BD & Marketing experience.

The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years previous business development and marketing experience, with strong organisational abilities, excellent written and oral communications skills and good attention to detail. You will have experience of booking tickets/tables at external/virtual events and liaising with professional staff to draft invitations and invite clients. Previous exposure to managing stakeholder expectations in the legal sector or wider professional services (partnership) environment with an international mind set and the ability to work on your own initiative, show innovation and develop projects would be an advantage.

Some after-hours commitment will be required to be involved in teleconferences with the wider BD & Marketing teams from the UK and some travel.

Feel free to visit our website or contact our recruitment team for further details about this vacancy or DWF in general.

About DWF

We are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. We have over 31 key locations and over 4300 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations and in March 2019, we became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange.

Our Australian team has market leading sector and industry expertise. We are easy to do business with and are focused on speed to market and providing solutions for clients and their business partners.

We work with listed and unlisted companies, banks, insurers, alternative capital providers, private equity sponsors, hedge funds, REITs, growth companies, high net worth individuals, family businesses, corporate trustees and government authorities.

Supporting your application

Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation. We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you. Please go to the clear talents website which will take you through a simple process to identify any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day.

Note to recruitment agencies

We hire the majority of our talent directly by our resourcing team or via referrals. On occasion, we will look for external support and will release vacancies to our recently reviewed Preferred Suppliers List. Speculative CVs sent by other agents or outside of the agreed process will not be accepted and no recruitment fee will be applicable.

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