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International Business Development Executive - London

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Job Introduction

DACBeachcroft has an exciting opportunity for an International Business Development Executive to join our Clients & Markets (C&M) team, working closely with the C&M International Business Partner, Business Development and wider C&M Team to support DACB's international offices in their day to day BD activities and contribute to the international growth strategy.

The International BD Executive (IBDE) will be based in our London office on a permanent, full-time, hybrid basis.

We are a Disability Confident employer and guarantee to interview anyone with a disability, long term health condition or neurodiversity whose application meets the essential criteria for the role.  If this applies to you and you feel you meet the minimum criteria for this vacancy as set out in this advert then please contact in confidence, quoting the reference number for this vacancy in the subject box of your email, and a member of the Recruitment team will be in touch.

Role Responsibility

  • Assist our international teams in the preparation of BD plans providing both strategic and tactical support.
  • Assist in the preparation of formal and informal proposals / presentations in response to BD opportunities working with the international, BD and Bids teams as required.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of client plans to identify international opportunities and ensure the promotion of cross jurisdictional expertise.
  • Support the international offices in a variety of client facing BD activities, including events.
  • Assist in the communication and cascade of BD & Sales tools and client engagement initiatives (client plans, portals, BD training) to our international offices to maximise engagement 
  • Suggest ideas, maintain and develop the information/tools held on the ‘DACB Client Engagement Hub' to enable client conversations, and promote the cross selling of international products and services.

Market intelligence and client data 

  • Act as the international offices’ “CRM champion”, able to share and update/amend data as required. Support tasks such as competitor analysis and client intelligence.
  • Assist in the analysis of key client and prospect data and dashboard reporting.

International development

  • Assist the international teams with activities related to the opening and development of international offices.
  • Work with new colleagues joining our international offices to promote their expertise internally and ensure integration of their services into relevant BD plans and initiatives

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Experience of business development in an international environment 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage appropriately with stakeholders, confident to make contact and liaise with colleagues in UK and international offices
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Strong networking skills - ability to connect the right people to opportunities
  • Highly pro-active, self-motivated, resourceful
  • Works successfully in virtual teams
  • Knowledge of Spanish, French and/or Italian would be a distinct advantage
  • Previous knowledge of Intapp, Salesforce or other CRM systems would be an advantage.

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

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

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