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Business Development Coordinator, RISC and Arbitration

Posted: Wednesday, March 03, 2021 Full-Time


The Team

The Regulation, investigation, securities & compliance (RISC); and Arbitration teams are key service areas for Norton Rose Fulbright, advising many of the world’s largest corporations on complex, high-value and sensitive disputes.

The US team has an immediate need for a business development coordinator in our fast-paced marketing department, supporting the RISC and Arbitration teams within the Disputes group.  This position provides support on items such as business planning, budgets, credentials, pitches, presentations, events, online content and publications. We look for people who show ambition, determination and the desire to pursue a career in business development.  We aim to provide you with opportunities to develop your career, encouraging close cooperation and teamwork alongside other central BD functions.

This position can be in Austin, Dallas, Houston, or Washington, DC and reports into a Business Development Manager based in New York.

The Role

  • Assisting with the development and execution of BD initiatives to target opportunities in specific work areas, sectors and locations
  • Producing bespoke bids, panel pitches and other client development presentations for the practice teams. This might involve drafting and editing text; coordinating contributions to opportunities (such as CVs, team details, experience, etc.), ensuring adherence to brand guidelines; and maintaining the library of practice relevant bid content
  • Assisting with the creation and maintenance of practice experience statements, marketing collateral and brochures
  • Conducting regional, sector or organization research
  • Coordinating internal meetings regarding specific clients or sector business opportunities and initiatives
  • Monitoring strategic actions (as agreed in plans and project meetings) and helping Partners meet their commitments
  • Assisting with the development and execution of marketing campaigns and project plans to ensure effective and timely delivery, along with measuring client engagement
  • Monitoring business development budgets
  • Providing event support and delivery in collaboration with the in-house events team for industry conference sponsorships, client presentations and seminars, client dinners and other events related to the promotion of the practices
  • Using internal communications channels in the US and, where relevant, at a global level to raise awareness of BD initiatives and opportunities
  • Coordinating the development and publicizing of thought leadership, client alerts and articles, in cooperation with the central communications team where necessary
  • Ensuring marketing collateral is compliant with visual identity guidelines, working in conjunction with the central E-media and Brand and Design teams
  • Updating relevant intranet and internet web pages
  • Preparing and coordinating content for submission to legal directories
  • Coordinating contributions and input into business development systems including InterAction (contact management database), bids and experience, and CV databases for supporting initiatives such as bids, events, client intelligence, experience statement compilation, league table and legal directory submissions
  • Integrating the use of these systems into all activity according to best practice

Skills and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum two years of marketing/ business development experience
  • Experience working in a legal and/or professional services environment
  • Client service orientation and listening skills, diplomacy, and a natural sense of curiosity
  • Strong writing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities; must be comfortable dealing with ambiguity
  • Willingness to take on additional responsibility
  • Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Our business principles are Quality, Unity, Integrity. The successful candidate will be expected consistently to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Shows technical ability
  • Contributes effectively at meetings
  • Seeks supervision and/or supervises appropriately
  • Communicates effectively
  • Organized and meets deadlines
  • Focuses on performance enhancement
  • Develops and maintains relationships
  • Delivers excellent service
  • Builds strong reputation
  • Actively contributes to the team
  • Demonstrates leadership orientation
  • Treats people with dignity and respect
  • Promotes and demonstrates our business principles

Please note this job description does not cover or contain all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change.

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status