Business Development and Marketing Coordinator - Appellate, Labor and Employment and IP Litigation
Sidley Austin LLP
August 8, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The Business Development and Marketing Coordinator works closely with the Business Development and Marketing Manager to support the Appellate, Labor and Employment and IP Litigation practices. The Coordinator is a central part of the team and is involved in a variety of projects including: entering and maintaining data in the Firm's experience management system and using data for internal and external reporting; assisting in the creation and maintenance of business development and marketing collateral for the group, including pitches and web materials; coordinating drafts of directory submissions and client references; coordinating activities to improve the profile of the practices involving outside organizations, such as sponsorships and other major events. S/He takes an active role in learning about these legal groups and developing the groups' and the firm's internal knowledge about its clients and business. The Business Development and Marketing Coordinator also works closely with the other Senior Business Development and Marketing Managers, Business Development and Marketing Managers and Specialists in different offices to coordinate marketing efforts. It is essential that the Coordinator is a self-starter, works across offices and works well in a team environment.
In coordination with the Business Development and Marketing Manager and the Director of Business Development and Marketing:
Works with certain practices listed above to prepare and coordinate information on relevant deals to include in industry survey submissions, e.g., Chambers USA and league tables.
Helps to develop, implement and support processes and systems to acquire and manage representative experience in the Firm's experience management system.
Assists Senior Business Development and Marketing Manager and/or lawyers in the preparation of client proposals and pitches, through formal RFP response processes as well as on an ad hoc basis.
Works with Senior Business Development and Marketing Manager and others to help maintain library of materials for pitches, proposals and RFP responses.
Updates practice information on the Firm's website and intranet site, as well as coordinates occasional republication in external venues.
Helps write and edit draft practice group descriptions, lawyer biographies and client presentations to further develop the Firm's business development opportunities.
Helps conduct research on clients/prospective clients, industry research and occasional competitive intelligence to develop knowledge about our clients, their industries and legal needs.
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (current employees should contact Human Resources).
Education and/or Experience:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university
A minimum of two (2) years of business development and/or marketing related experience
Demonstrated PC experience required: MS Word, PPT, Excel, Outlook
Legal marketing (especially in the practices listed above) and/or strategic planning, sales, market assessment or positioning in other professional services industry
Experience with data collection and analysis
Experience with InterAction (or other CRM program)
Working knowledge of customer relationship management and other databases
Familiarity with league tables such as Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket and Bloomberg
Other Skills and Abilities: The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
Strong organizational skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
Able to work under pressure
Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.