Business Development Advisor

Herbert Smith Freehills
30 April 2019

The Opportunity

We’re seeking a smart, driven Business Development Adviser to join our Perth team. Reporting to the BD Manager Perth, you’ll be integral to supporting the delivery of the Perth BD strategy and enhancing the client experience.

What will a typical day look like?

  • Work with partners to assist in preparation of business and action plans for individuals and their areas of practice
  • Lead and manage strategically significant pitches, including coaching to improve the performance of pitch teams
  • Ensure necessary systems, processes and resources to support key BD functions are in place, and optimise best practice use
  • Provide support and innovative ideas for events and initiatives, including collaborating with Brand and Marketing teams
  • Support continuous improvement of client experience through research, reviews and developing recommendations

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will be a strong team player and have excellent communication and drafting skills. You’ll have technical knowledge of BD and understand the principles of relationship building. You’ll also have:

  • An undergraduate degree in marketing, commerce, business or related discipline.
  • Knowledge and experience in bids and proposal management.
  • Proven ability to think ahead, understand and manage priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines 
  • Project management skills, high level of organisational skills and strong lateral thinking ability.

How else might you add value?

  • 3 years + experience in business development, within professional services is desirable.
  • Knowledge of the Western Australian market and companies operating in the region is desirable.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and strong work ethic with a willingness to accept ownership and follow up on tasks without prompting.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Professional and commercial approach to business.
  • High level of personal integrity, initiative and collegiality.

To Apply

To apply, please click here. For any queries, please reach out to Josephine Tse at

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