Job ID: 4949
Updated: Mar 6, 2019
Location: New York, NY, United States
Category: Business Development
About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms. Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.
Essential Job Functions
Kirkland’s business development department is comprised of more than 100 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to Kirkland’s overall business development, marketing and communications function. Our international team provides seamless service to some of the brightest minds in the legal industry, with an emphasis on quality, innovation and responsiveness.
The New York Office is recruiting seasoned, results-oriented Business Development Manager who will develop and work collaboratively on strategic practice planning with the Director of Business Development on the Firm’s corporate practices (M&A/Private Equity, Debt Finance, Capital Markets, among others) to help drive new business objectives. This professional will manage New York-based business development initiatives and be a strategic adviser to the attorneys.
This candidate will manage the day-to-day functions of the rapidly growing New York corporate business development team. This is a highly visible role and the candidate will be the primary point of contact strategic and tactical initiatives. He/she will manage a dedicated team of pitch professionals and be responsible for drafting, maintaining and refining marketing materials and pitch execution; conducting market and deal research; tracking industry/client trends; identify speaking opportunities; and collaborating on bespoke practice-specific initiatives/projects and general practice support, including client events and seminars.
Qualifications & Requirements
We seek a candidate well versed and experienced with public company and private equity M&A transactions, including financing and will be able to distinguish among various types of transactions as well as have the ability to distill complex deal information into a succinct, digestible format. He/she will have a solid command of a number of different software applications to produce high-end, professional work product, including the Microsoft Office Suite (proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel are required) and experience with various market intelligence platforms, including but not limited to Bloomberg, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, Pitchbook, Refinitiv, Preqin, Manzama, The Deal Pipeline, and Corporate Affiliations.
Education, Work Experience, Skills
Microsoft Office Suite, including SharePoint. Proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel is required.
Experience with various market intelligence platforms, including but not limited to Bloomberg, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, Pitchbook, Refinitiv, Preqin, Manzama, The Deal Pipeline, and Corporate Affiliations is required.
CRM/Database Software (e.g., InterAction, Salesforce, ContentPilot, etc.) experience is a plus.
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