Job description

  • Location:
    Bristol, Newcastle
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  • Contract Type:

Business Development Executive (0411)

We're currently looking for a Business Development and Marketing Professional to join us as a Business Development Executive.


The team

Our growth as a firm is driven through our sectors and the sector team play a crucial role at the heart of the business, supporting and advising partners and lawyers in shaping, developing and implementing our sector and client plans. We demonstrate real expertise in developing our clients and take time to understand the client, their business and the sector they work in.  In understanding the sector and our client's needs and drivers we are able to identify potential new business opportunities; common themes and trends that may have an impact on our clients; and areas for investment to shape our service provision.


The Role

Your key responsibilities will include supporting client targeting and relationship initiatives and assisting with developing sector business plans and associated action plans. You will also be responsible for undertaking research both internally and externally and conducting analysis on clients, targets, markets, competitors and rankings in order to identify key existing clients and targets for new business.


What are we looking for?

You'll be highly organised and able to prioritise workloads, manage multiple projects and negotiate deadlines, often working with people cross site and in virtual teams. You must demonstrate enthusiasm and a positive attitude to delivering an excellent service for our clients with a focus on business benefits and results. In addition, you'll need to be flexible, adaptable and comfortable with change. Your communication skills, both written and verbal will be first class.


Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships. 

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBTQ+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (

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Meet the recruiter

Kim Southway

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