Business Development Executive

Language requirements: English
Term: Permanent
Department: Business Development & Marketing
Office: Dubai
The role

The Buisness Development Executives role is to support the firm’s business development activities across key sectors in line with the firm’s strategy.

Duties and responsibilities are as follows:

Strategy and business planning

  • Support the assigned key sector groups with their business plans and execution of these plans.
  • Keep track of progress of business plans and BD activities.

New business and client development

  • Work together with sector heads and Key Client Partners to win new work.
  • Collaborate with the Bids Manager to draft proposals and responses to RFPs and formal tenders
  • Assist with the execution of the Key Client Programme.
  • Assist with the execution of the Client Satisfaction Programme.
  • Build and maintain relationships with the firm’s referral network.

Analysis and research

  • Actively develop and maintain a deep understanding of the firm’s key sectors and the competitive position of the Firm's key sectors through extensive internal and external research.
  • Monitor, analyse and communicate market, industry and competitive trends for the assigned sector groups.

Profile raising

  • Work closely with the marketing team to implement marketing activities in line with business plans and the firm’s strategy, including profile raising of sectors as well as individuals (partners) within that sector.
  • Draft directory submissions and sit in with directory interviews.
  • Initiate and attend key industry events and actively look out for new work.

Training and mentoring

  • Provide training to fee earners on various business development activities and opportunities.
  • Mentor team members and help others to be successful in their roles.


Skills and experience
  • Bachelor degree, preferably in Business Administration, marketing, law or journalism (or equivalent).
  • Excellent (English) written and verbal communication.
  • Good communication skills with an ability to “think on your feet”
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a pro-active, ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Ability to be creative and think outside the box.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and responsibilities on a daily basis.
  • Able to remain focused and effective under pressure.
  • Enthusiastic team player.
  • Flexible, dependable attitude as there will be a requirement to work outside of office hours and to support the wider team as and when required.
  • All basic Microsoft Office skills, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoin.t
  • Understanding of legal services would be advantageous but not essential.
About Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company has unrivalled experience, having operated in the region for over 30 years. Our lawyers combine international experience and qualifications with expert regional knowledge and understanding.

We are a full-service firm, specialising in advising and supporting major international corporations, banks and financial institutions, government organisations and local, regional and international companies. Our main areas of expertise include arbitration & litigation, banking & finance, corporate & commercial, intellectual property, real estate, construction & infrastructure, and technology, media & telecommunications. Our lawyers provide quality legal advice and support to clients across all of our practice areas.

Our business and regional footprint continues to grow, and we seek to expand further in line with our commitment to meet the needs of clients doing business across the MENA region.

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