Business Development Executive

Are you a proactive go-getter with a flair for business development and a knack for strategic pitches and proposals? Our client, a prestigious firm in Brussels, is seeking a Business Development Executive to drive key initiatives and enhance their market presence. As the mastermind behind tailored proposals and cutting-edge strategies, you'll be instrumental in shaping the firm's commercial success. If you possess a degree in law, business, or marketing, along with strong communication skills and a passion for exceeding client expectations, this is the role for you! Join a collaborative team, enjoy competitive benefits, and take your career to new heights in the vibrant city of Brussels. Apply now and embrace the challenge!

Description

  • Support Brussels partners on key business development initiatives to implement the firm's commercial strategy in the Belgian market.
  • Prepare, draft and coordinate pitches, proposals and RFP responses (often spanning multiple countries and practice areas) in collaboration with the partners and the associates, both in Brussels and across the global network.
  • Handle requests from other offices for input on international pitches and other documents demonstrating our capabilities.
  • Identify and understand the Firm's relevant experience and knowledge in order to provide tailor-made, high quality and work-winning pitches and proposals, based on an understanding of the client's business and relevant recent developments as well as their specific needs and demands.
  • Track new and developing business activities and opportunities in the firm's systems.
  • Prepare and coordinate directory submissions (independent external rankings of our various practices as compared to those of other law firms) and nominations for awards in order to raise our external profile.
  • Conduct competitive intelligence and market research in preparation for client and prospect meetings, pitches/proposals, and other business development initiatives.
  • In collaboration with the global and regional Brand, Communication and Marketing (BCM) team, draft and publish external and internal communications, including intranet articles, social media posts, public website content, press releases and client newsletters.
  • Maintain and update marketing materials, including practice group descriptions, lists of representative matters, CVs, brochures, etc., and assist with general marketing information requests.
  • Provide occasional logistical event support for local business development events. This will involve working with the design team to craft print and electronic materials; managing the process for electronic announcements and invitations; handling pre-event logistics; providing on-site event staffing; assisting with post-event follow-up; and tracking ROI received.
  • Act as project manager on various BD projects with the aim of further professionalising and improving internal BD processes and implementing best practices from the global BD network in our local BD structure.

Your profile

  • You have a bachelor or master's degree in law, business, economics, marketing, information & communication, linguistics or equivalent.
  • You have an excellent command of both spoken and written English, with good knowledge of Dutch and / or French.
  • Strong computer skills, including web-based research, MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel, as well the ability to learn new systems quickly.
  • You have an affinity with business development, marketing and commercial processes.
  • You are used to working in a highly demanding environment, often against tight deadlines.
  • You demonstrate excellent organisational skills with particular attention to detail.
  • You are able to manage multiple projects at the same time and prioritise tasks appropriately.
  • You have a flexible working approach and the confidence to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with people at all levels of seniority.
  • You are motivated by client satisfaction and strive to exceed the expectations of the clients (both internal and external).

Offer

Our client offers you a challenging and varied role in a dynamic international environment.
Join us in a friendly atmosphere for a job full of challenges.
In addition, our client offers you a competitive package and a pleasant working environment in the heart of Brussels.

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