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Marketing Assistant BD

Reference: 19031




£21000 - £21500

Job Type


Date Posted

15 September, 2021

Our client is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. Our client strives by their company values by innovating fresh new approaches to deliver their services and maintain their reputation of excellent service, in all that they do. By doing so this has expanded their team and progress with their Belfast Office base, resulting in numerous key awards.

Role purpose
The Marketing Assistant will support the Business Development (BD) team, providing day-to-day support on a variety of marketing and business development projects: winning new business (helping to produce effective client-facing brochures), growing key client and sector relationships, and raising the profile of one of our practice groups and its partners.

Role and responsibilities

  • (Assist in) collating information for and delivering brochures, placemats and contact cards; presentations; legal directory (UK and Global) submissions; and deal updates
  • Assist with research requests for client BD and pitch meetings, conferences and marketing trips, and business planning exercises – eg organising and assisting with collating client/market research and financials
  • Assist with internal and external events, including preparing mailing lists, invitations and supporting materials
  • Assist in collating information for and delivering regular internal communications 
  • Assist on pitch documents (both matter and panel) and credential statements for new or existing clients
  • Update website, including liaising with the Marketing Technology team to upload publications and news items, and assisting in organising related social media posts
  • Assist with the creation and distribution of client updates using email marketing tool
  • Assist with the formatting of client facing materials including, where appropriate, liaising with the Creative Services team
  • Capture and update experience databases, to support BD activity
  • Assist with the maintenance of various marketing systems including the global experience, proposals and contacts databases, CVs and collateral module
  • Support the team, with BD and marketing initiatives and other inputs as required

Key requirements

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask (especially urgent requests) and work well under pressure
  • Strong writing skills, including the ability to tailor written work product to different audiences
  • Strong time management skills
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active, robust, with a commitment to getting the job done
  • A hunger to learn and take on all tasks that will aid in learning, including keeping up to date (with appropriate guidance) with legal and commercial developments relevant to the practice area and sectors
  • Good humoured, willing and a positive outlook
  • Strong client focus
  • Sophisticated communication skills and interpersonal skills


  • Graduate, with an interest in further professional qualifications (CIM or business qualification)
  • Previous BD experience, preferably in the professional services environment
  • Strong research skills would be advantageous
  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills
  • Understanding of social media
  • Personal attributes and skills – sharp mind, eye for detail, ability to manage priorities and to seek assistance where necessary

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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