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Business Development Executive/Advisor

Company name
Kennedys Law LLP.

Sydney, FL, United States

Employment Type

Business Development, Executive, Marketing

Posted on
Jul 21, 2021

Valid Through
Nov 03, 2021

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Kennedys is looking for a Business Development Executive/Advisor to join our Business Development team based in Sydney. The Business Development Executive/Advisor provides support for the pursuit of new business, practice and client development activities across Kennedys' Australian offices. This involves utilising and maintaining the tools, systems and processes for client relationship management and practice development.

You will work under the direction of the BD & Marketing Manager APAC as part of a small team and autonomously as needed, with partners and lawyers in Sydney and Melbourne. Regardless of where the role is based, the remit is national and all team members are expected to operate on a firm-wide basis.

This is a busy, varied, hands-on role for a capable, experienced BD professional who enjoys a small team environment and wants to build their career in services marketing.


Kennedys global Business Development team promotes Kennedys services and supports the firm's global growth ambition and our key clients and markets. In Australia, the BD function supports the strategic and tactical activities of Kennedys, and plays an active role in wider initiatives and campaigns in Asia Pacific and globally. The Australian BD team works as part of the global BD team, having presence in six countries.

You will work as part of a small team and autonomously as needed, to support our teams in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth - including occasional interstate travel as required. Regardless of where the role is based, the remit is national and all team members are expected to operate on a firm-wide basis.

Key Responsibilities

Maintain a schedule of client relationship team meetings and plans, including tracking progress against plan and recording insights in Interaction

Support the firm's global client relationship management program by coordinating local office participation in global and regional client ,development activities reporting and events

Help organise key client events, briefings and hospitality

Help organise and support practice development initiatives including fee earner business planning

Maintain the SLA repository /intranet including client rates agreements

Update and monitor client contact lists to improve focus on key relationship targets and ROI

Monitor media and other sourced for relevant client intelligence

Assist with the production and submission of Directory submissions and Awards

Helping to write and produce high quality, tailored capability documents and team sheets for specific client opportunities

Assisting with the drafting and production of major RFTs and procurement-led tenders in Australia as well as providing input to UK/Global bids

Maintaining Australian content in the global pursuits text library

Maintain the firm's Master CV library, Expertise inventory and pursuit library

Recording and tracking pursuit opportunities in Interaction

Providing 'overflow and backup support' during peak times for example for major client events and campaigns

Assisting with BD presentations and report production.

Key Relationships

Local BD team

Local partners and lawyers

Local operations team: Finance, Admin, HR

UK/Global BD team members particularly APAC colleagues

Required experience

Relevant degree or tertiary/vocational qualifications with 3 yrs work experience in a corporate environment

Strong project management and planning skills, ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities

Strong writing and editing skills, adaptable to various applications with excellent eye for detail

Organised, methodical and deadline/output focused

Flexible and adaptable, comfortable with change

Strategic and pragmatic approach to stakeholder management

Enthusiastic and optimistic attitude; good sense of humour

Creative approach to meeting challenges and opportunities

Collaborative, hands-on approach, team player

Previous experience in a professional services environment desirable

Experience using common marketing communications applications and platforms - Vuture, Umbraco CMS, MS Office applications, Interaction (or equivalents).

About Kennedys

Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. With over 2,200 people worldwide across 42 offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and America we have some of the most respected legal minds in their field.

Our lawyers handle both contentious and non-contentious matters, and provide a range of specialist legal services, for many industry sectors but we have particular expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, especially in defending insurance and liability claims.

We're a fresh-thinking firm, and we're not afraid to bring challenging new perspectives to the table way beyond the traditional realm of legal services. We empower our clients with a diverse range of ideas, tools and technology to make their lives easier, as well as delivering exceptional results, every time.

What do we have to offer?

We welcome high-performing lawyers, business services professionals, secretaries, graduates and apprentices to join our rapidly expanding global firm. Whatever your role at Kennedys, you'll be involved in exciting and stimulating work, where your input will make a difference.

Our culture and values form a big part of who we are and we take them seriously. We make a difference by being approachable,straightforward, supportive and distinctive. Our values are at the core of who we are and what make us a great firm to work with and for.

We develop careers in an innovative and collaborative global environment, with our values at the core. We believe that supporting individual growth and development puts us in the best position to attract and retain talented individuals. Regardless of role or level, everyone has access to virtual learning to help you develop your skills, wherever you are in the world. A variety of other exciting opportunities are available including secondments to clients and our global offices as well as a comprehensive benefits package (details are available upon request).

We've created a culture based on client service, professional excellence, hard work and trust. We deeply value the relationships we build with our clients and we know that they value our warm, friendly human approach. We are here to provide answers, recommendations, strategy and tactics.

Kennedys is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to ensuring our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. We expect all employees to be aware of and comply with all relevant policies and procedures within their jurisdiction, including those relating to Information Security, Data Protection and Quality Management, refer any breach promptly to Risk & Compliance and to complete all mandatory training when requested.

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