Marketing & BD Executive

Marketing & Business Development

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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 new opportunity has become available for a proactive, motivated and client-focused Marketing & Business Development Executive to join our team, based in Melbourne. 
The successful candidate will support strategic marketing and business development initiatives primarily for the Litigation & Regulatory practice group, ESG sector and Melbourne office. Benefiting from the guidance and support of a Senior Marketing & Business Development Manager, you will have the opportunity and autonomy to work directly with various stakeholders across the firm, playing a key role in implementing BD best practice in support of driving long term client relationships, growth, and the execution of strategic priorities.

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.

If you are looking to join a collaborative and progressive team and firm who not only values what you do, but also values who you are, apply now and be part of our future. Together, we can make business better. 


  • Implementing BD best practice in support of driving long term client relationships, growth, and the execution of strategic priorities, including strategic client targeting and pitching, identifying opportunities for cross-functional alignment and client management
  • Supporting and helping execute the agreed practice group marketing plan to build the brand in the local market (including, but not limited to, firm campaigns, events, sponsorships, content marketing and social media, directories)
  • Actioning strategic business development initiatives for the firm’s integrated ESG practice, focused on go to market activities, that position us as leaders in ESG

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Enjoy working as part of a team with a passion to deliver exceptional client service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with impeccable attention to detail
  • Strong organisational, project planning and project management skills
  • An agile and flexible outlook and approach, and be someone who enjoys working at pace and balancing multiple priorities

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals 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 recognise 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 and where relevant, we will 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, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.