Job Details : Marketing and Business Development Manager - Mayer Brown

Marketing and Business Development Manager

Mayer Brown

Job Location : New York,NY, USA

Posted on : 2019-03-25T00:29:02Z

Job Description :

Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 24 key business centers across the Americas, Asia and Europe. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.

If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Business Development and Marketing Department, in New York, as a Marketing and Business Development Manager.

Position Summary:

This opening is a professional position supporting attorneys in the Private Equity, Funds and Investment Management practice reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Business Development. The candidate must work effectively as part of a growing Firmwide Business Development team which provides seamless service to our lawyers with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness.

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 Private Equity, Funds and Investment Management practice, 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.

Essential Functions:

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 and support the Private Equity, Funds and Investment Management practice to define market position, develop strategic plans and drive marketing efforts to maintain and grow our practice and industry position.

Liaise 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 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.

Prepare 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.

In coordination with the Firm s PR team, ensure coverage of successful matters and initiatives including promotion of achievements internally and externally.

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).

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.

Maintain and organize select social media platforms including practice and industry blogs.

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).

Assist with other requests or projects on an as-needed basis, including support of the wider corporate practice as directed.


The ideal candidate will have familiarity with/exposure to private equity and fund formation and the marketing and fundraising of private investment funds, including an understanding of active sponsors, investors, placement agents and other constituents in the private equity and/or other alternative investment funds marketplace. The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of investment managements including SEC exams and enforcement actions along with a basic understanding of registered and unregistered fund products.

Specific Technical Skills:

The candidate will have solid knowledge of a number of different programs/applications to produce a high-end and professional work product:

Proficient with Windows, MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat

Prior CRM database experience is highly preferred

Knowledge of on-line and electronic newswire services, media tracking and Internet research resources, and website marketing. Specific experience with Preqin, Pitchbook, Private Equity Analyst, The Deal s Private Raise and Manzama will inure to the benefit of the candidate.

Proficient and accurate typing skills needed to accomplish the clerical aspects of the position

Performance Traits:

The candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, an outgoing and client-friendly personality and the demeanor to interact in a positive and professional manner with clients and potential clients in a variety of settings. Other performance traits we are seeking include:

Demonstrated strategic thinking and problem solving capability

Ability to research various topics as necessary

Detail oriented, excellent organizing skills and an ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines

Strong oral and written communication skills, must be resourceful, self-directed and client-focused

Strong interest and ability to work as a member of an interdependent team and the ability to make informed judgments and decisions as needed

Motivated to maintain open communications with management and other members of the marketing and business development team

Management Accountabilities, if applicable:

Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience

Strong written and oral communication skills

Demonstrated good judgment, boardroom presence, a team-first orientation, and stamina

Proven project management skills

Solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.


An undergraduate degree, preferably in a marketing, business, research, or communications-related field

Minimum Years of Experience Required:

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.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.

If Mayer Brown sounds like the right place for you, and if you have the qualifications we are seeking, please apply through the career section on EOE m/f/d/v.

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