The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills reflecting professionalism, tact and good judgment. The candidate must be a successful team player, self-starter, and problem solver. They must demonstrate extensive knowledge and expertise in professional services business development techniques. As well as, the ability to work with all levels of personnel and diplomatically interact with executives. A proven ability in identifying and understanding current and future client/potential client business needs and developing and maintaining knowledge of the Firm’s expertise, capabilities, structure and client base. The candidate must possess excellent organizational skills and strong technical skills in business applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, and Salesforce. General understanding of the law profession and large corporate law firm business model is a plus.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; advanced degree (MS, MA, MBA, JD or other relevant graduate degree) highly desirable. A minimum of 15 years of experience in legal or professional services required and a proven track record of experience in accurately assessing business development objectives and creating opportunities through key business relationships. This position requires significant travel.
Please apply online: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/business-development-director-job-s20171008-chicago-il.html (Please note: applications recieved via email will not be reviewed)