Senior Business Development Manager

  • CMS
  • London
  • Jul 13, 2021
Bid Manager

Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity with a sector driven, technology focused law firm?

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the Role

This is a unique opportunity to lead and support an integrated global group comprising in the main the corporate and finance transactional teams, as well as the financial institutions and private equity sectors. Our transactional practice, with around 175 partners and 400 associates, is one of the largest in the market, manages transactions for market leading clients across all our core sectors and is embarking on an ambitious path of consolidation and growth.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Team management
  • Business planning & Budgeting
  • BD systems
  • Pitching
  • Campaigns
  • Events
  • Client targeting
  • Communications / PR
  • Directory and award submissions

About You

The successful candidate will have significant Marketing & BD experience within a professional services environment. Experience will include pitching, practice group and sector marketing, client targeting, campaign planning and execution, and budget management. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills (both written and spoken) and a demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships with partners and staff at all levels within the firm and with external vendors.

You will also possess strong numerical skills, with the ability to present complex information and concepts in a clear and concise manner. Grasping, retaining and analysing complex information and concepts. A proactive can-do approach with a drive to support the growth of our business.

Equal Opportunities

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.

For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.