BD & Marketing Manager


Dublin 2, IE

Department or practice area:  Legal Support (Ireland)

Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 


With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Legal Support (Ireland)  team, with the addition of a BD & Marketing Manager.


The opportunity for you


Since establishing a presence in Ireland in 2021, Taylor Wessing has built a robust offering, encompassing corporate, banking and finance, real estate, tax, litigation, technology, IP and data privacy capabilities, supporting clients in a wide range of sectors including technology, life sciences and healthcare, real estate and private wealth.


Taylor Wessing Ireland is experiencing considerable growth and demand across its practice areas.


The BD Manager will support this growth through the delivery of strategic business development, a range of high profile campaigns, events and communications across all of the practice areas within the firm. The role will be focused on our Dublin fee-earners but work closely across global firm, predominantly with the London office.


We’re looking for an innovative, growth-oriented and committed business development professional to join us and make a difference in fast-paced, dynamic and rewarding environment.


The role requires strong commercial acumen, the ability to get to know the business quickly and develop a broad range of relationships, and a proactive, engaging and energetic style. We are looking for someone who will bring a strategic mindset and strong planning and advisory skills, along with a willingness to dive into the detail and take a hands-on approach to implementing the delivery of the groups' BD plans.


You will be a part of a BD, Marketing and Communications team that is already well-established and respected within the firm for its high standard of service and the ideas and commitment it brings to business development.


Key responsibilities


  • Work closely with partners, supporting the creation and implementation of targeting plans and initiatives to drive revenue and relationship growth.
  • Working with relevant stakeholders to translate practice and sector goals into specific BD objectives and marketing campaigns.
  • Develop and manage relevant budgets, tracking spend and preparing cost/ benefit analysis where needed.
  • Work closely with the client development team to increase revenue from key clients, increasing market share and share of client wallet.
  • Work with partners and Bids team as required to pitch for new business opportunities, draft or co-ordinate the writing of pitch documents and credential statements.
  • Work with the M&BD Operations team to maintain up-to-date materials for use in pitches and other sales opportunities.
  • Maintain an up-to-date credentials list for each key market within our CRM system.
  • Manage the creation of word-perfect, on-point and compelling client communications materials according to fixed timelines through our internal graphic design and web editing teams.
  • Event management and promotion: liaise with lawyers and shared services teams to drive awareness and engagement among target audiences, deliver impactful and seamless client experiences and assist with follow up opportunities.
  • Work closely with the digital marketing team to create and manage content for digital channels.
  • Support internal communications to ensure that there is a good understanding of activities across Dublin throughout the firm.
  • Manage and support specific thought leadership campaigns, BD products, client communications and marketing initiatives, working with the wider BD, Marketing & Comms team.
  • Enabling pro-active cross-selling into and out of Dublin.
  • Lead on the creation of directory/award submissions to increase market profile and perception of teams.
  • Building strong working relationships with colleagues in international locations to strengthen collaboration and information exchange between all parts of the firm.


Knowledge, skills and experience


This role is a busy and demanding position yet hugely satisfying and rewarding to work as part of a dynamic, ambitious office. We are looking for a candidate with the following knowledge, skills and experience:


  • Solid marketing, business development/client relationship management experience at a similar level from within the legal sector or professional services.
  • Knowledge of the Irish market including key industry networks, events and organisations.
  • A can-do attitude with a bias for action.
  • Proactive, tenacious and creative approach.
  • Strong commercial awareness and focus.
  • Ambition, drive and a strong work ethic.
  • Experience within the corporate legal and or tech sector will be beneficial.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire the fee earners to deliver business goals and change behaviour where required.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, juggle multiple projects and deliver under pressure.




Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 

  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or adopt a child). 


Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 


Our culture


Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

The way we work


At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  

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