Requisition Number: 2021-11-04064-3567-001
Job Title: Business Development Coordinator
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday-Friday; 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Business Development Coordinator

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Description/Job Summary

The Business Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Business Development team by implementing specific marketing and business development strategies through research and analysis, reporting, marketing communications, content administration, events and presentations. This role provides research and analysis about clients, competitors, markets and industries, and supports the Firm’s client development and branding initiatives, ensuring the Firm’s high standard of excellence is met.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Distribute Firm memoranda; maintain and communicate professional and community services and related client alerts
  • Maintain website content, Partner biographies and other Business Development and communications materials across multiple channels
  • Maintain deal and case experience and help manage engagement database and related databases
  • Assist with the preparation of directory submissions and survey responses for various legal and business directories and publications
  • Support the Business Development team with development and maintenance of promotional marketing materials in support of the Firms business development initiatives
  • Prepare and maintain promotional materials, such as brochures, practice area descriptions, rankings and quotes, varied advertising, posters, flyers and other promotional materials, in conjunction with the Graphic Designer and outside vendors where appropriate
  • Assist with distribution of varied marketing materials and Firm communications, such as event invitations, ranking submissions, presentation notifications, press releases, summaries and web-related content
  • Manage data for the Firm’s contact database
  • Provide competitive intelligence reports and analysis; conduct additional research through database searches, industry resources, and networking as directed
  • Assist with Firm-sponsored events and presentations
  • Collaborate with team on draft pitches, proposal materials and presentations when required
  • Work with stakeholders in other departments and in other offices as needed
  • Support Business Development projects and other Firm initiatives as needed
  • Perform additional duties as needed

Required Skills

  • 2 years of business experience
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively in a highly competitive and demanding environment
  • Strong attention to detail and self-motivated to produce accurate, timely and complete work product
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent research and analytical skills
  • Strong project management skills, initiative and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to begin to leverage institutional knowledge in own work
  • Demonstrated introductory knowledge of full range of Business Development skill set
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs such as Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Must be flexible and willing to work overtime as needed

Preferred Skills

  • A minimum of 2 to 4 years previous experience in a law firm, marketing or professional services field preferred
  • Some familiarity with Content Pilot’s suite of products or other experience database preferred
  • Experience updating/maintaining a website preferred
  • Demonstrated experience using a Client Relationship Management (CRM) system preferred

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Major in Advertising, Marketing, Communications, Public relations or related field preferred
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