Business Development Advisor

Marketing & Business Development

Job Reference

220001O2

Function

Marketing & Business Development

Category

Business Professionals

Location

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Schedule

Full-time

The role

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are a truly global organisation with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, and a superb pedigree in the Legal sector. We proud ourselves on our award winning highly innovative approach, which has won us clients ranging from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, across all sectors.

The Business Development Advisor will provide support to the Senior Marketing & Business Development Manager in the delivery of the Luxembourg office business development and marketing plans.

Under supervision, you will work with partners/lawyers from across the office, assisting them and responding to their requests. While being part of a close working team, you will have a proactive and responsible approach to your work, you strive to find efficient ways of working.

You will be a professional and organised individual, energetic, enthusiastic and with great people skills. As a dedicated team player, you will flourish within our fast-moving environment, enjoying an excellent remuneration package and great opportunities to advance your career within our global Firm. We are an entrepreneurial team that enjoys the work we do within an international setting.

Will you add your skills to our Luxembourg team?

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

You will support your senior manager in the implementation of business development and marketing plans.

Your main role:

  • Acting as support for location specific tenders, capability statements and materials for client meetings.
  • Supporting ad hoc BD activities which include the follow-up of development plans and actions for specific clients, sectors, and practice groups
  • Preparing submissions to international rankings or awards with the various practice groups, collecting and compiling relevant information.
  • Ensuring that credentials and content are relevant and updated to deliver compelling sales messages
  • Ensuring that CVs, bios and photos of fee earners are up to date and taking steps to create, adapt, update and delete appropriate items.
  • Processing new memberships and renewals as well as registrations to events organised by local associations and clubs.
  • Maintaining up-to-date calendars of local and international events and client entertainment.
  • Supporting local and international teams in updating client data into our CRM system as well as updating client and prospect lists.
  • Coordinating sponsorship campaigns, ensuring they are maximised, and value returned.
  • Training newcomers on, among other things, MBD activities, social networks, credential databases, CRM tool.

You will also assist the team in

  • Organising and managing in-person, virtual or hybrid events.
  • Producing engaging and relevant Luxembourg-specific internal and external communications and materials (including but not limited to legal alerts, press releases, leaflets, brochures, banners, advertising pages…).
  • Managing website and social media (publishing and reporting).

ABOUT YOU

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have between 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably in a professional services organisation. Experience in a law firm will be considered as an advantage
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Speaking French will be considered as an advantage.
  • Demonstrate a strong commercial awareness, both in approach and delivery, and a professional behaviour in terms of commitment and attention to internal clients.
  • Demonstrate a consistently positive and collaborative attitude, adopt a proactive ‘can do’ approach and be willing to work within a small, hands-on local team while successfully supporting international projects
  • Be stress resistant, able to multi-task, meet deadlines, and demonstrate experience in dealing with a demanding workload and conflicting priorities.
  • Have strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Possess sound social media and MS- Office knowledge – experience of Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook is essential while experience of graphic tools and CRM systems is beneficial.

This job description is not designed to be exhaustive and can be varied, as required, to develop or fulfil the role.

ABOUT US

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.

OUR VALUES

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

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

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.

AGILE WORKING

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.

PRE ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

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.