1334 - Business Development Coordinator
Waukesha, WI 
Posted 17 days ago
Job Description
Business Development Coordinator
Multiple Offices
Marketing & Business Development
Friday, November 5, 2021

Michael Best is looking for a Business Development Coordinator for our Waukesha, Milwaukee, or Chicago office. The BD Coordinator will be an integral member of the Business team, supporting firmwide efforts. The Business Development Coordinator will primarily be responsible for developing and implementing the Business Plans for the Transactions Practices.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Draft and implement practice and industry team business plans including:
    • Work in conjunction with group leadership and Marketing and Business Development Team to carry out strategic initiatives
    • Provide group leadership quarterly budget and business plan updates
    • Report on marketing and business development initiatives and client opportunities during practice and industry group meetings
    • Monitor practice and industry trends, ROI on initiatives, and provide suggestions and adjustments to go-to-market strategies
  • Serve as primary point of contact for the Transactions Practices, field and respond to internal marketing and business development requests for marketing materials and new business proposals, including coordinating pitches, RFP responses, and presentations under the direction of attorneys and business development colleagues.
  • Develop and maintain assigned practice and industry team marketing collateral, experience summaries, and website content, with the assistance of the firm's Proposal Writer & Content Strategist.
  • Collaborate with attorneys, Events Team, and BD Operations Team to develop client seminars webinars, programs and other similar activities, and drives follow-up efforts to achieve positive results and calculate ROI.
  • Oversee annual Chambers & Partners submission process including:
    • Serve as primary point of contact between firm and Chambers & Partners.
    • Develop best practices for submissions, including standard internal and external communications, timelines, etc.
    • Complete submissions for assigned practices.
    • Track submissions and make strategic recommendations as to rankings to pursue.
  • Coordinate research projects with Information & Research Services Department on clients/prospects and industries in preparation for client meetings, in response to RFPs, and generally in targeting new business opportunities.
  • Coordinate the Marketing and Business Development portion of the new attorney orientation process for assigned practices, including meeting with new attorneys to discuss the business development and marketing department, the services offered, and the organization of the department.
  • Become familiarized with and track relevant industry organizations to uncover business development opportunities, including developing speaking and authorship opportunities with professional and trade organizations.
  • Coordinate with Senior Business Development Manager, Director of Client Value, and Chief Growth Officer, in managing special projects.
  • Provide general support to Business Development Team as an as-needed basis.
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 4+ years of marketing experience; Experience in the legal industry or professional service industry highly preferred
  • Strong project management skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, while consistently delivering high quality results
  • Work product that focuses on a strong attention to detail
  • Thrives on working in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills
  • Professional client service manner, responsiveness, flexibility, and adaptability
  • Demonstrated "Client first" mentality
  • Superior Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems with creative solutions
  • Valid authorization to work in the US

To be considered for this position, please submit an application via our online portal. We are not using search firms.

Please contact our Recruiting Specialist, Regina Kautzer (rnkautzer@michaelbest.com), with any questions.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Michael Best Strategies LLC, and Michael Best Consulting LLC (collectively known as "Michael Best") are steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact our Recruiting team at 414.225.4999 or careers@michaelbest.com to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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