Our client, a top law firm in New York City, is looking for a Practice Group Manager to join their firm
-Support Director(s), Assistant Director(s) and other key firm personnel in managing marketing functions and practice development and market research functions for the Transactional practices. This position will primarily support the Corporate & Securities practices including select industry groups, while working closely with other members of the global team to ensure a fully integrated marketing and business development program.
-Manage day-to-day responsibilities to ensure that assignments and projects are effectively managed and in alignment with the firm’s overall strategic efforts, and that service to clients is exceptional.
-Responsible for the day-to-day management and mentoring of a junior-level business development resource.
-Develop and support annual marketing and business development practice group plans focused on priorities outlined by practice leaders and lawyer teams, including thought leadership platforms, communications and client outreach.
-Collaborate with marketing and business development department leadership and practice leaders to develop annual budgets to support initiatives outlined in group business plan(s) or as outlined by leadership, including specifying key strategic and tactical objectives and the means to achieve annual goals.
-Support responses to RFPs, pitches, presentations and other opportunities via the development of written proposal and presentation materials for assigned department(s), practice(s), and liaise with client teams when relevant.
-Manage and direct marketing and business development client development programs for assigned department(s) and practice(s).
-Provide support for seminars, sponsorships, and other events pursued by the firm and select offices.
-Engage in research and analysis and competitive intelligence-gathering for strategic planning, competitive firm positioning and business development activities for assigned department(s) and practice(s).
-Support integration of lateral lawyers into assigned department(s) and practice(s) via preparation of biographies and announcements, distribution of announcements, integration of contacts into firm’s CRM system, collection and integration of experience for and into department and practice materials, coordination with Communications team as to internal and external communications relating to lawyer(s)’arrival at Mayer Brown.
-Manage continuous communications and interaction with departmental and practice/ leadership, including responsibility for periodic meetings, reports, analysis, progress monitoring, etc.
-Develop and maintain league table/industry survey content for assigned department(s) and practice(s); respond to league table/industry surveys.
-Support coordination of business development training for lawyers in assigned department(s) and practice(s).
-Periodically review and consult with lawyers in assigned department(s) and practice(s)/industries regarding their bios and practice descriptions to ensure that they are kept current.
-Support the collection and maintenance of CRM-based contact and other data for marketing planning and for mailing lists for assigned department(s) and practice(s).
-Proficiency with MS Office suite of offerings
-Familiarity with accepted research techniques and databases typically used for competitive intelligence in a professional services company
-An undergraduate degree, preferably in a marketing, business, research, or communications-related field
-Six or more years of demonstrated success in a marketing, research, management, and/or communications-related field, either in the professional services (e.g., law, accounting, or consulting) or in a comparable position(s) in the corporate, trade association, or academic sectors.