Business Development Officer at a Prestigious Law Firm – Bradfield Consulting Limited

Bradfield Consulting Limited - Our client is a prestigious Law firm located in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria that provides exceptional business and legal solutions. They are a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law.They are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Business Development OfficerLocation: Lekki 1, LagosJob DescriptionThe role is focused on planning, coordinating and assisting the Firm and its Partners with business development activities, including but not limited to, revenue generation, acquiring new clientele and business, pitching for additional legal services; developing the Firm’s profile, as well as the Firm’s existing and prospective businesses.The ideal Candidate must have a good knowledge of marketing and business development, with expertise in the particular practice area being interviewed for which are:Pitch documentation and Request For Proposals (RFPs)Business operationsBrandingResponsibilitiesSuccessful candidate would be responsible for:Identifying new business leads for revenue generation.Researching, assembling and preparing draft of pitch documentation and Request For Proposals (RFPsManaging RFP responses, executive summaries and other bespoke pitch material while liaising with the Firm’s Partners and lawyers as necessary.Maintaining database of precedent clauses for use in future RFPs and business development opportunities, while making recommendations for improvements.Coordinating logistics associated with pitch/RFP production and delivery, as well as taking full ownership over assignments.Providing Firm wide practice group business development and marketing initiatives for the Firm’s practice groups and lawyers, including but not limited to, assisting with tracking/execution of business development initiatives, directory submissions, event coordination, profile-raising and other activities in accordance with the Firm’s strategic plans and policies as set by the Firm’s Partners.Editing, updating, and maintaining practice group marketing material, including practice group descriptions, lawyer’s biographies, and content for the website.Providing requested research using the Firm’s clientele database and online tools to develop intelligence on prospective targetsIdentifying new clients and maintaining strategic relationships with existing clients.Developing and managing the Firm’s business development and client services annual budgetManaging all logistics related to public relations activities and communications for the firm (or contracts with and provides oversight to outside agencies).Managing the Firm’s profiles on online directories and referral sitesSupporting the development of the monthly social media calendar and generation of content for newsletters.Managing and updating the Firm’s Social Media Channels- Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter, while also carrying out competitive analysis for various law firms to influence better performance in the FirmPerforming other duties as assignedQualificationsThe ideal candidate will possess the following traits:Excellent communication skills, including excellent writing; and presentation skills with emphasis on attention to detail.Ability and willingness to work long hours with minimal or no supervision, including weekends when required.Ability to be innovative in developing key marketing and business development methods.Ability to prioritize and meet deadlinesDemonstrable ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels of the organization while exhibiting high energy and genuine enthusiasm.Resourceful, driven attitude with a genuine desire and energy to use a “whatever it takes” approach to ensure team success.Excellent inter-personal and persuasion skills;Excellent problem solving, listening, learning and analytical thinking skills;Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);Ability to use Adobe Photoshop/CoreldrawExcellent organisational and administrative skills with an attention to detail;A demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritise and meet concurrent deadlines; andAbility to work out of office. 

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