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Senior Client Relationship Manager- 12 month contract

King & Wood Mallesons
8 March 2021

About the role

As part of the Australian Business Development & Marketing team, this role is focused on developing and executing the business development strategy for the Canberra centre (including the Commonwealth Government). The role will contribute to the firm’s Business Development strategy to execute against profitable growth opportunities by applying strategic business development, client account leadership, relationship building, market insight and brand enhancing skills.

You will be supported by a well-respected and highly collaborative National Business Development & Marketing team, and have responsibility for leading and mentoring the business development team in Canberra and at least one of the firm’s strategic or growth client relationships, plus supporting at least one of the firm’s sector strategies.

For further information and a copy of the position description, please visit our Careers Page.

What experience are we looking for?

Candidates should have a minimum of 7 years’ experience with a demonstrated track record of success in leading business development teams within a corporate, professional services or related organisation.

We encourage candidates who are legally trained and looking for a career change, to apply.

For you to be successful in the role, you will have the following key skills and attributes:

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver effective day to day/operational business development management support both directly and via a team
  • Able to mentor and lead a high-performing team, including identify development and support needs
  • Experience developing and implementing revenue enhancing and profitable business and marketing strategies
  • Ability to identify new business opportunities, as a result of research and analysis of business trends, market and competitor intelligence
  • Understanding of the government sector and procurement processes
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal with high attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle numerous high visibility projects in a fast-paced environment working to tight timetables; composed under pressure
  • Experience in fulfilling a range of relationship management roles from leader to facilitator
  • Ability to win the confidence of clients (internal and external) and be a ‘team player’
  • Sound judgment regarding how/when to push key agenda items forward and how to build interest or buy-in and influence cultural change

About us

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia and recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world, we work with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.

Why work with us?

We want to be the law firm clients love to work with and a great place to work and grow for our people. It’s important to us and our clients that you our people find working at KWM an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work, so we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work, we call this Agile Working.

Growth conversations and real-time feedback is also a priority - whether it’s more targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, regular feedback, coaching or developing infrastructure, we want to help our people grow.


  • Formal and informal flexible working
  • Support for working parents including emergency childcare
  • Comprehensive wellbeing program including gym memberships, flu vaccinations, skin checks, discounts on health, general insurance and other products and services
  • Swap pay for leave and Time in Lieu
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise
  • Commitment to gender pay equity

How to Apply

Please apply and complete an online application form.

All job applications must be submitted through kwm.com, Seek, LinkedIn or an authorised agency, applications through any other third-party websites will not be accepted.

For further information or to request a position description for this role, please contact Emma Mahoney, Senior Resourcing Consultant at emma.mahoney@au.kwm.com.

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.

Agencies - please note that we are not currently accepting applications from agencies for this role.

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