Business Development Coordinator

Marketing & Business Development

Job Reference



Marketing & Business Development


Business Professionals


Melbourne, Australia



The role


DLA Piper understands that you're building a future. Which is why we encourage you to reach your full potential. To explore the opportunities and choices that shape your individual career journey. Here, personal growth goes hand in hand with professional development. 

That's our commitment. This is your opportunity. 

An exciting opportunity has become available for a proactive, highly motivated and client-focused Business Development (BD) Coordinator to join our BD & Marketing team based in Melbourne or Sydney for an initial 6 month fixed-term contract with a possibility to go permanent. 

The successful candidate will mainly support the Corporate, Intellectual Property and Technology, Tax and Employment legal practice groups, while working closely with the Melbourne and national marketing teams. Working to deadlines and an ability to work on multiple projects and prioritise accordingly is important, as is building and maintaining strong relationships with members of the wider Business Development team, partner group and lawyers. You will have a hand in the execution of client and internal events and communications including newsletters and other publications. Your workload will be different every day on tasks such as updating various databases such as team deal credentials and lawyer CVs, assisting on tasks associated with pitching and winning business and general administration duties. This role will be a great opportunity to gain experience in different key areas in the business development and marketing sector.

You should be enthusiastic and apply energy to your work. 

Ideally you will hold tertiary qualifications in either marketing, communications, business or similar. Events or prior marketing experience would be looked upon favourably as would a knowledge of, or experience within, the legal industry.

We would like to hear from you if you have an interest in the legal industry and are looking to join a progressive team and firm to develop your career in marketing.


We are looking for someone who is looking to develop their marketing career in a global law firm.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working as part of a team
  • Dedicated client service orientation
  • Willingness to learn and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong and proven attention to detail
  • Clear and concise documentation skills
  • Flexibility in balancing your daily activities to allow for the management of a varied workload
  • Advanced MS Office and a good working knowledge of Word styles and formatting and Adobe. Knowledge of Interaction an advantage
  • Willingness to pitch in and help – often under tight timeframes
  • Organised and efficient
  • Takes responsibility and delivers what is required of them


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction.