Business Development Manager – Dispute Resolution (DR) pratice group (m/f/x)

A job with us is not just a top-class opportunity, it’s also something truly special! Start now on a full-time basis with a permanent contract in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg or Munich.

The successful candidate will be responsible for working collaboratively as part of the Global Business Development team for the Dispute Resolution (DR) practice group (incl. litigation, international arbitration, compliance/investigations, corporate crime, data/cyber and IP/patents).
While the role is global in its remit, there will be particular emphasis on helping develop the practice group’s objectives in Europe.

Your Tasks

Drawing on support from across the MBD function and the wider firm, the successful candidate will use their knowledge, skills and experience to:

  • Support DR practice group leaders on practice group client strategy and internal reporting
  • Use an excellent understanding of the specific challenges and opportunities for DR to anticipate revenue generating opportunities, and quickly generate client outreach with compelling collateral
  • Work with relevant partners and client teams to position our expertise on these opportunities and developments and deepen relationships with priority clients
  • Be a constant source of advice, expertise and coaching for all DR lawyers and MBD colleagues, such that they see you as the go-to person for business development initiatives and client insight
  • Support strategically important proposals and pitches effectively, including drafting practice-specific content

Your Profile

  • 5+ years in a similar role within a professional services environment
  • Excellent understanding of the legal landscape and trends; preferably with a focus on Dispute Resolution
  • Excellent English and German skills at least on business fluent level; an additional European language will be an advantage
  • A degree preferably with a focus on economics, law or marketing
  • Excellent written, presentation and oral communications skills as well as extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Suite software
  • The ability to lead on key cross-border projects and think globally
  • Strong emotional intelligence, resilience and the ability to deal proactively with complexity, ambiguity and competing demands and tight deadlines

Our Offer

  • We offer flexible and mobile working upon arrangement
  • Our offices are in attractive locations with good infrastructure
  • Ergonomic workspaces, modern equipment as well as coffee, tea, water, soft drinks and fresh fruit are also provided as a matter of course
  • Team-events and functions enrich our day-to-day work
  • Learning and development opportunities are offered to all employees

Learn more about Freshfields here.

We are looking forward to your application via email (cover letter, CV in English and relevant credentials), indicating your earliest possible start date and your salary expectations.

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Sandra Jacob
Human Resources
+49 69 27 308 407

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