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Business Development & Marketing Manager
Will work closely with the assigned Practice(s) and/or Industry leaders to initiate, direct, and provide business-development and marketing support, providing strategic guidance and proactive recommendations for the development, implementation, and management of business-development and marketing plans, materials, communications and client programs -- including large scale events.

Will primarily support the Financial and Dental Services Industry teams nationwide. Close collaboration with peers assigned to other nationwide practices and teams is necessary to be effective.  In addition, special projects, geographies or other areas of responsibilities may be assigned.

Responsibilities:

Practice and/or Industry Development – Point of contact for assigned industry leaders and teams for initiating, directing, and providing business-development and marketing support, providing strategic guidance and proactive recommendations for the development, implementation, and management of business-development and marketing plans, materials, communications and client programs

Business Development Support – Support laterals, client teams and individual attorneys in assigned areas with business development (plans, cross-selling, research, RFP responses/pitches/presentations) and marketing (client events, alerts, experience lists, and other customized materials) for development targets and opportunities as they arise

Communications Support – Work closely with the Communications team to identify and leverage media opportunities, plan internal messaging to inform and promote cross-selling and client service, prepare submissions to the rankings and directories that are most beneficial, collaborate with the appropriate communications team members to maintain accurate and effective web content and identify opportunities to develop thought leadership content.

Department Support - Act as an exemplary department citizen by teaming proactively with colleagues and other functional specialists to integrate plans across practices, industries and offices, escalating potential issues, sharing ideas and deliverables, volunteering for special projects, reporting on activities, updating tracking databases, addressing conflicts earnestly, and promoting team capabilities and successes.



Specific Requirements

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

  • Senior professional experience with minimum of 7 years business-development experience in a law or other professional services firm. Practice-development and/or Marketing experience in professional services also considered. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree with MBA or JD a plus

Essential Capabilities:

  • Ability to think strategically, develop tactics and execute pragmatically
  • A strong client service approach and team orientation
    Project and team management experience with attention to detail and a willingness to “roll up  sleeves” and operate at whatever level is needed to accomplish tasks
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with a tolerance for uncertainty and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate good judgment, tact, and flexibility under pressure in a mixed-matrix environment with many stakeholders and potentially competing priorities
  • Establish credibility with attorney base through quality work and communications that bring to bear the right mix of confidence, tact, persistence, and reliability
  • Tenacious self-starter who knows how to motivate others and take initiative
  • Collaborate, influence, and communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the firm
  • Written communications must be concise, professional, and accurate 
  • The ideal candidate will be familiar with the assigned practice groups, industries, and/or geographies
Contact Details
Dykema Gossett PLLC

Dykema Gossett PLLC, a leading national law firm, serves clients around the world from 13 strategically situated offices in Michigan, Illinois, Washington DC, Texas, California, and Minnesota.  Unparralled client service is at the heart of our approach to the practice of law.  That focus has been a cornerstone of our sucess for the past 85 years.  We hire the best and the brightest talents and instill in all a committment to our clients' satisfaction and the achievement of their business and legal goals. 


Nancy McClaran
nmcclaran@dykema.com
112 E. Pecan, Suite 1800, San
Antonio, TX 78205
Company Name Dykema Gossett PLLC
Posted Date 1/31/2018
Job Type Manager, Business Development and Marketing
Employment Type Full Time
Location Detroit, Michigan or Dallas,Texas
City Detroit, Michigan or Dallas
State Texas
Country USA
Region Other