Marketing & Business Development Coordinator

The Regional Marketing Business Development Co-ordinator will provide support to the Regional Marketing Business Development Manager in the delivery of marketing plans. A frontline role, you will work directly with partners/lawyers from across the office, supporting them with their requests whilst at the same time operating as part of a close working team.

You will have a proactive and accountable approach to your work, strive to find efficient ways of working and be personable in your style. Where possible, you will delegate and co-ordinate workflow to others to support you in the delivery of tasks (e.g. Secretarial Hubs, Warsaw Global Service Centre). The role holder should be flexible in working approach, willing to travel to meetings and events in other parts of the UK and be available to work outside normal office hours when required.

Key areas of responsibility:
• Working with the Regional Marketing team to implement each aspect of the office marketing plan in addition to supporting on One UK activity, where necessary.
• Co-ordinate the delivery of specific local events from end-to-end, including initial scoping and objective setting through to execution and analysis / ROI reporting.
• Provide high level support on other keynote UK-wide events as and when required.
• Act as support lead on location specific tenders, capability statements and materials needed for client BD meetings. This involves initial scoping, drafting and project managing the process to completion, often to tight deadlines.
• Co-ordinating attendance at local hospitality events and industry dinners.
• Support on location specific internal and external communications including digital posters, news alerts, press releases, advertising, directory entries, awards entries and marketing collateral. Strong writing skills are essential.
• Working with the Regional Marketing & BD Manager, support on the co-ordination of sponsorship campaigns from end-to-end, ensuring sponsorship is maximised and value is returned, to include internal/external communications, social media and on the ground delivery.
• Produce engaging and relevant marketing collateral such as flyers, brochures and placemats.
• Tracking budgets and reporting on spend.
• Provide social media support locally.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate experience in delivering support for the following activities:
• Translating the firm-wide client strategy into a pragmatic local approach by utilising the whole marketing mix (including communications and event management).
• Contributing information and ideas as part of the marketing strategy process.
• Ownership of competitive products and services including pitches, client presentations and other BD documentation.
• Comfortable dealing with and managing external suppliers and organisations e.g. event venues, speaker agencies, corporate memberships etc.
• Contributing to the creation, building and management of the firms brand.

The ideal candidate must:
• Have experience working within a Corporate environment or, ideally, within Professional Services.
• Be able to demonstrate a strong commercial awareness in both approach and delivery.
• Be confident operating on their own initiative, owning projects and seeing them through to conclusion, seeking appropriate supervision.
• Demonstrate a professional approach in terms of commitment and internal client care.
• Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy.
• Demonstrate a proven ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information.
• Be able to demonstrate experience in dealing with a demanding workload and conflicting priorities.
• Have strong interpersonal skills, working as part of a small, hands-on local team but with the ability to successfully co-ordinate projects in a virtual team environment.
• Be able to multi-task and work to deadlines, be methodical and logical, as well as thrive in a robust and fast-paced environment.
• Have the ability to stay calm and composed in often demanding situations.
• Display a consistently positive attitude and adopt a proactive 'can do' approach as well as being able to work well on own initiative and also as part of a wider team; collaborative working style.
• Be IT literate - experience of Excel, PowerPoint, Word 2010 and Outlook is essential; experience of using InterAction/CRM systems would be beneficial.
• Hold a Degree/CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing (desirable).

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