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Business Development Executive

Job Introduction

DAC Beachcroft has an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Executive to join our Clients & Markets team on a permanent basis, working closely with the Head of Business Development and wider Business Development Team. You will work across multiple industry sectors, helping to drive our client development programme and embed best practice in business development across the firm.

The Business Development Executive (BDE) vacancy is open to all DAC Beachcroft office locations.

Role Responsibility

  • Work with Head of Business Development and Sector BD Teams on the development of client accounts.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of client plans and help identify new opportunities.
  • Support with writing proposals and other opportunities.
  • Support campaign based opportunities.
  • Share best practice through internal communication channels and stakeholder engagement forums.
  • Assist in the development, delivery and evaluation of our Sales and Business Development training programme, and liaising with the Learning & Development Team.
  • Assist in the development and roll-out of CRM projects that will underpin our growth ambitions and data strategy.
  • Help promote the effective use of our CRM database (Intapp/OnePlace) to support the management and growth of our client accounts, including BD targeting through effective client segmentation.
  • Assist in the analysis of key client and prospect data and dashboard reporting.
  • Suggest ideas, maintain and develop the sales and business development tools through the 'DACB Client Engagement Hub' to maintain and develop client relationships, and promote the cross selling of key products and services.
  • Help support client development workshops to identify opportunities and help drive CRM activity.
  • Work with the Client Listening team to seek client feedback and inform client account activity.

The Ideal Candidate

  • You will have 1+ years’ previous experience in a business development role.
  • Experience of working in professional services sector / legal services.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to engage appropriately with stakeholders, confident to liaise with colleagues across the business.
  • Highly pro-active, self-motivated, resourceful.
  • Good organisational skills and able to work through tasks to meet required timescales.
  • Strong IT skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams).
  • Keen attention to detail and careful proofreading.
  • Good level of numeracy and ability to analyse information, including data manipulation.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and also work autonomously.
  • Works successfully in virtual teams.

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,500 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Central America, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are a broad-based commercial firm with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for all of the UK’s top-ten insurers, we are market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK’s top-12 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 DACB lawyers were singled out in the ‘Leading Individual' rankings.

Our successes have been recognised by the legal industry and the markets in which we operate. These accolades include two top prizes in the ‘Excellence in Business Development’ and ‘Excellence in Technology & Innovation’ categories of the 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England & Wales. Our health sector team won the ‘Crisis Management Team of the Year’ award at the 2020 British Legal Awards for its support to the NHS at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Cyber & Data Risk team received the ‘Business Development Innovation Award’ at the 2020 Legal Innovation Awards, as well as ‘Cyber Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings Awards, for its market-leading suite of digital tools to help our clients prepare for and respond to cyber and data risk crises.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit www.dacbeachcroft.com.

Application Details

At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them.  From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual.  Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are.  We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.

We also want you to be at your very best.  Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV.  Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible.  We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us.  Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the recruitment team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.  Our recruitment team can be contacted at recruitment@dacbeachcroft.com

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