BD Coordinator

K&L Gates
31 January 2019

About the role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Coordinator (BDC) to join our Business Development and Marketing team, based in our Melbourne office.

Reporting to the Director of Business Development, the BDC role is key to driving the marketing and business development activities of the firm.

What does the role involve?

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • assisting to prepare capability statements and tender documents
  • liaising with partners, practice group members and client teams on BD initiatives
  • disseminating marketing collateral such as brochures, alerts, articles, publications, profiles and website material
  • analysing and reporting on industries and clients
  • organising and implementing client relationship and profile building activities such as blogs and social media
  • providing support on global, regional and national BD projects.

About you

We value our culture at K&L Gates and are proud of our friendly and respectful reputation. We are looking for a likeminded individual who in addition to possessing technical excellence is able to work collaboratively in a team to get things done.

We are looking for an experienced BD Coordinator with professional services marketing experience within the legal industry. This role is a great opportunity for candidates with strong business partnering skills and who wants to be a part of growing the K&L Gates brand and client base across Asia Pacific and globally.

This role has key stakeholders in Australia and requires candidates with a proven track record in managing and preparing large scale tenders as well as ad hoc pitches and capability statements. We expect this role to play a true adviser role for our partners in focussing their business development efforts. Appropriate tertiary qualifications would be highly regarded with a minimum of at least 2 years' experience working in professional services or the legal industry.

You should be practical and proactive in your approach in addition to demonstrating strong problem solving skills. A high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office is also expected as are excellent organisation and communication skills.

The extras

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, K&L Gates promotes equal opportunities for women and men to progress in their careers.

Initiatives include:

  • Professional development programs
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave for women and men
  • Flexible working options
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Social events – social club and sporting teams
  • Pro-bono programs and community involvement via our payroll giving program, Global Day of Service and charitable fundraisers

About Us

The firm’s Australian operations provide vast knowledge of the Australian legal marketplace across a wide spectrum of industries. With lawyers located in four established offices in Australia’s leading financial and commercial centres and possessing substantial experience, K&L Gates acts for industry leaders, major corporations, capital markets participants, major financial institutions, and governments on ground-breaking legal transactions, both domestically and internationally.

For everyone at K&L Gates, our role is about our clients. They rely on us to provide insightful and practical advice on the diverse issues that affect their businesses. However, they also expect that advice to go hand-in-hand with excellent client service. The combination of our practice strength, global platform, and unwavering commitment to unsurpassed client service is a true differentiator in the legal services marketplace.

Do you like what you see?

Please apply via our Careers page at

For more information please contact Tania Brierley, Recruitment Consultant at

For more information about K&L Gates please see our website

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