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China Development Manager - International Law Firm
- Manage end to end marketing responsibility as a senior business resource
- Ability to get fast track career growth
About Our Client
Our client is a leading international law firm with a growing international presence and offices. It is consistently recognized as a top player in its private equity, investment management, hedge funds, intellectual property, government enforcement, life sciences, and business & securities litigation practices, among others. The firm has a strong track record of growth and accomplishment around the globe. A key element of the next phase of the firm's ambitious growth will be a more intensive focus on business development, a term used broadly at company to encompass client-level planning and execution processes, traditional law firm marketing, and assisting the partners of the firm develop and market their capabilities with respect to all aspects of client acquisition, client retention, and relationship development.
ESSENTIAL OFFICE SUPPORT FUNCTIONS:
1.Oversee and analyze market research and industry trends to support business priorities of individual partners, practices, office and firm.
2.Design, coordinate and implement business development initiatives in furtherance of individual, office, practice and firm strategic business plans working closely with partners and other attorneys as well as practice and office development team members across the region and globally.
3.Facilitate marketing initiatives, including pitches, responses to RFPs, teleconferences, webinars, external events and client training presentations.
4.Identify and coordinate participation in various external marketing opportunities, including speaking opportunities, sponsorships, conferences, external events and writing opportunities.
5.Supervise and review the preparation of, and in certain cases draft marketing collateral material (e.g., brochures, biographies, website description and practice overviews and experience lists).
6.Prepare and/or supervise and review preparation of various legal ranking submissions.
7.Assist Shanghai partners in development, execution and implementation of individual, office and practice strategic business plans.
8.Assist partners with the preparation of lateral partner business cases and sponsor memoranda. Coordinate on-boarding and integration of lateral attorneys into the Shanghai office.
9.Expand, enrich and maintain internal resources to support the attorneys, including intranet site ("the infoNet"), experience database, forms, samples and templates. Ensure training of new legal personnel in use of technology specific to practice groups.
10.Update partners on developments of cross-practice group initiatives. Facilitate sharing of developments and information with appropriate professional services staff groups.
11.Assist with the design, organization and implementation of practice group specific training programs in conjunction with practice group attorneys and firm's professional development department.
12.Lead analysis of office and practice group financial reports specific to the region and advise partners on trends impacting their individual practices and the region.
The Successful Applicant
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
*Minimum 3 to 5 years experience working in a mid to large law firm or professional services organization, corporate environment, or internationally recognized legal periodical or directory/ranking institution, in a similar field and/or as a practicing attorney.
*Candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills, have the ability to work and think independently, and be highly motivated.
*Candidate must have proven problem-solving ability, be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and take responsibility for designing and implementing goals.
*Prior people management experience including coaching, mentoring and strong delegation skills preferred.
*Fluency in spoken and written English and Mandarin Chinese preferred but not required.
*J.D. or M.B.A. a plus.
What's on Offer
Your commitment and passion to drive the marketing function with great empowerment will be rewarded with a highly lucrative remuneration package. Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role which offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.