Business Development Manager

Term: Contract
Working hours: Full-time (09:30 - 17:30)
Reports to: Director of Business Development and Marketing
Team: Marketing
Location: London
The firm

Winckworth Sherwood is an exciting, diverse and growing business. Joining our team will see you work with some of the UK’s most interesting clients.

In the last year alone we have:

Worked on corporate transactions valued at over £3 billion

Advised some of the UK’s wealthiest entrepreneurial families on their personal affairs and multi-billion pound investment portfolios

Advised over 350 senior executives on high level employment matters.

It’s not all about big numbers and high-profile projects, the real success of our business comes from the ability of our teams to provide fantastic service and create long-lasting relationships.

The role

We are looking for a Maternity Cover Business Development Manager to work with our multi-practice Private Wealth team across all areas of marketing and business development. The team provide advice across a range of legal disciplines helping clients in both their personal and business lives.

This role will sit within our wider marketing team which contains experts in key account management, digital, bid management and events. The right candidate will work with the partners and the wider marketing team to develop and drive our strategy in the following markets:

Professionals                                    Entrepreneurs                           Family offices

NEDs                                              C-Suite                                    Owner Managed Businesses

Things we’d like you to do:

  • Lead and develop business development and marketing across the Private Wealth market
  • Work in partnership with the wider marketing and business development team
  • Work with the partners to agree joined up business plans for the group
  • Ensure the execution of all plans and the measurement of results
  • Coordinate activities to ensure joined up communication and information sharing
  • Ensure the execution of all plans and the measurement of results
  • Coordinate activities to ensure joined up communication and information sharing
  • Encourage and promote the use of our CRM system to improve information sharing and knowledge
  • Identify and develop target markets
  • Develop the profile of the group both internally and externally

Things we’d love you to do:

  • Get involved in our markets - getting to know our markets will help you add insight and value
  • Generate enthusiasm - we need someone who can keep people engaged and enthused
  • Be creative - we work in competitive markets and need to constantly find new ways to add value
  • Be persistent and persuasive - partners and fee earners have competing demands on their time, you’ll need to be persistent and persuasive to get things done.


Candidate specification

Other skills / attributes:

  • Evidence of successfully executing business development plans within professional services

  • Experience of all areas of marketing and business development

  • Self-confident without being arrogant

  • Persuasive

  • Driven

  • Attention to detail whilst being able to see and articulate the bigger picture
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Financial acumen

  • Ability to build relationships at all levels of an organisation

  • Ability to prioritise work according to its importance to the firm

  • Ability to flex style and approach to the situation and audience

  • A strong team player with the abilty to work in partnership at all levels

  • Knowledge of CRMsystems

  • Knowledge of the corporate, executive and family wealth markets (preferable)