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The Brumbaugh Group seeks a Senior Marketing Manager to run point on marketing strategy for a growing list of law firm clients.

TBG is changing the way law firms think about marketing. Based in the Chicago Loop, our unique marketing infrastructure model resonates with attorneys and has put us on a tremendous growth trajectory for the coming years. Our clients range from premier boutiques to global powerhouses.

The Senior Marketing Manager will play a number of critical roles at TBG, including:

  • Serving as the main point of contact for marketing strategy for a number of law firms, including developing and managing long-term strategic plans and ensuring day-to-day milestones and tactics are met
  • Creating and implementing customized marketing infrastructure plans for clients, including:
        ○ Managing brand and website redesigns
        ○ Business development efforts
        ○ Media relations efforts
  • Delivering thoughtful, actionable guidance to clients
  • Creating web and other content
  • Participating in new business activities
  • Managing and mentoring junior staff

The right candidate:

  • Has 7-10 years of experience with some in-house law firm experience required
  • Has a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or business or related field
  • Has exceptional writing and verbal communication skills
  • Is entrepreneurial
  • Can provide sophisticated guidance on both strategy and tactics
  • Enjoys working within our process-driven model
  • Likes managing multiple projects, priorities and deadlines
  • Is highly focused, organized and intensely detail oriented
  • Will thrive in our fast-paced culture
  • Is committed to ongoing professional development
  • Believes in our mission to give back through our work with the Legal & Professional Services Council

TBG core values:

  • We value growth and professional development for ourselves, our clients and the professional services marketing community.
  • We are intensely detail oriented and use processes to ensure best practices are implemented consistently.
  • We value the insights all of us bring, while having fun and supporting each other professionally and personally.

What you can expect of TBG:

  • The chance to become involved in a fast-growing business
  • The opportunity to work with a smart, committed, energetic team
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including health care and 401K packages
  • Tremendous growth opportunities for exceptional performers

  • Position: Practice Development Specialist
  • Firm: Vedder Price LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: February 14, 2019
  • Contact: Vedder Price LLP – Careers

Position Overview
The Practice Development Specialist works closely with the Practice Development Managers to support the marketing and business development efforts of various practice groups across all firm offices, providing support on pitches, RFPs and other practice group-driven materials. 

Responsibilities

  • Edits, maintains and updates practice-specific pages of the firm’s website and intranet as well as marketing collateral and attorney bios; drafts, reviews and contributes to key messaging and content of brochures and other collateral materials, including directory submissions.
  • Works with other marketing team members to identify and coordinate appropriate practice group business development initiatives, such as seminars and trade shows, newsletters, presentations and other events.
  • Prepares submissions to legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500.
  • Maintains practice-specific databases, including RFP database, experience database (including deal lists and League Table rankings as necessary) and others as required.

Skills & Competencies

  • Thorough knowledge of the firm’s Marketing Department and its overall purpose and objectives, and the ability to complete moderately complex assignments independently.
  • Ability to set day-to-day priorities based on incoming requests and overall objectives of the firm and the requesting party, as well as to anticipate issues and opportunities and address them with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to identify and effectively use data, experience and judgment to formulate realistic and sound points of view and effectively communicate the same to team members and attorneys.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications or related field required.
  • A minimum of eight years of demonstrated success in a law firm or professional services firm required.
  • Previous experience supporting a corporate practice group in a law firm is required.
  • Well-versed in the Microsoft Suite of products.
  • Working knowledge of LexisNexis® InterAction, LexisNexis® Courtlink, PACER, S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg and LexisNexis® atVantage preferred.
  • Working familiarity with HTML and basic website technology platforms such as SiteCore preferred.

Position Overview
The Marketing Director is a proactive leader who creates and executes firm positioning strategies that will lead to increased visibility and business development opportunities for attorneys across the firm.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Managing Shareholder and Practice Group Leaders to develop an actionable, achievable strategy to raise the firm’s profile.
  • Build and oversee the firm’s marketing and business development foundation and processes for all marketing components, including RFPs and pitches, client events, webinars and eblasts, advertising and sponsorships, collateral, the firm website, social media, awards and recognitions and internal communications
  • Provide client-focused guidance, structure and motivation for key Practice Groups to thrive and differentiate themselves from competitors
  • Proactively work with Practice Groups to identify profile-raising strategies and fully leverage them through multiple channels
  • Create and bring to market messaging that captures what is unique and different about the firm
  • Craft internal and external messaging for firm leadership
  • Develop fresh ways to engage attorneys and staff through internal communication initiatives
  • Track marketing initiatives and analyze ROI
  • Manage, grow and mentor junior staff

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Administration or related field
  • Required minimum of 10 years marketing experience, with at least five years in the legal field

  • Position: BD and Marketing Coordinator
  • Firm: Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: February 2, 2019
  • Contact: Sidley Austin LLP – Careers

Position Overview
This newly created Business Development and Marketing Coordinator position works closely with the Regulatory and Regulated Industries portfolio team to support the global practices and industry teams within the portfolio. The Coordinator is a central part of the team and is involved in a variety of projects including: entering and maintaining data in the Firm's experience management system; assisting in the creation and maintenance of business development and marketing collateral for the various practices and industry teams within the portfolio, including pitches and web materials; coordinating drafts of directory submissions and client references; coordinating activities to improve the profile of the practices involving outside organizations, such as sponsorships and other major events. S/He takes an active role in learning about these legal groups and developing the groups' and the firm's internal knowledge about its clients and business. The Business Development and Marketing Coordinator also works closely with the other Business Development and Marketing Managers and Specialists in different offices to coordinate marketing efforts. It is essential that the Coordinator is a self-starter, works across offices and works well in a team environment.

Responsibilities

  • Works with portfolio team members to prepare and coordinate year-in-review reports for use in various industry survey submissions, e.g., Chambers USA.
  • Helps to develop and implement systems to acquire and manage representative experience in the Firm’s experience management system.
  • Assists portfolio team members and/or lawyers in the preparation of client proposals and pitches, through formal RFP response processes as well as on an ad hoc basis.
  • Works with portfolio team members and others to help maintain library of materials for pitches, proposals and RFP responses.
  • Updates practice information on the Firm’s website and intranet site, as well as coordinates occasional re-publication in external venues.
  • Helps write and edit draft practice group descriptions, lawyer biographies and client presentations to further develop the Firm’s business development opportunities.
  • Helps conduct research on clients/prospective clients, industry research and occasional competitive intelligence to develop knowledge about our clients, their industries and legal needs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university
  • A minimum of two (2) years of business development and/or marketing related experience
  • Demonstrated PC experience required: MS Word, PPT, Excel, Outlook

  • Position: Proposals Coordinator
  • Firm: Jones Day
  • Location: Chicago or Cleveland
  • Date posted: February 2, 2019
  • Contact: Jones Day – Careers

Position Overview
Working as part of the global Business Acquisition Unit (part of the global Business Development & Communications department), the Proposals Coordinator supports all aspects of responding to RFPs and creating proposals and pitches, including developing drafts, finalizing the end product, overseeing submission to the client or prospective client, and follow-up to determine the result.

Requirements

  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills, able to handle many tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent oral communication and business writing/editing skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities.
  • Strong commitment to teamwork, able to establish effective working relationship across regional, practice, and Firm lines.
  • Four-year college degree, minimum three years of experience in a business and/or professional services environment, experience in the legal environment preferred.

  • Position: Senior Business Development Coordinator
  • Firm: Reed Smith LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: January 21, 2019
  • Contact: Reed Smith – Careers

Position Overview
The Senior Business Development Coordinator will take an active role in the implementation of business development strategies for the Global Corporate Group (GCG), working to expand business, improve profitability and increase the profile of the GCG and other practice groups and projects as assigned. As a member of a growing and energetic firmwide marketing team, this position is responsible for supervising various group profile-raising activities, as well as liaising with GCG leadership in regard to business development objectives. This position is responsible for the coordination and execution of business development and cross-selling activities to expand legal services provided to the GCG and other clients. This professional will work with other marketing and firm personnel to lead pitches and proposals, and drive event planning, research and analysis, marketing communications, and maintenance of GCG documents, reports and systems. The Senior Business Development Coordinator will serve as a core part of the GCG Business Development team, leading on sector specific initiatives and contributing to a number of shared projects, in addition to interacting with attorneys. This position works closely with the firmwide marketing team of more than 90 professionals and is responsible for coordinating marketing and communications activities.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with GCG leadership team, other attorneys and the marketing and business development (BD) team to develop and support business development, key account management, marketing, and client relations’ efforts to grow revenue in new and existing clients.
  • Collaborate with firm resources to prepare market research and client analysis to identify industry trends and new business development opportunities; perform client analysis within their assigned area of responsibility to identify new business opportunities; find synergies with other firm practice and industry areas; and assist attorneys in pursuing leads.
  • Develop language and credentials for use in marketing materials, RFPs, and other pitch responses, including the collection and maintenance of matter information; draft and edit practice area descriptions and attorney biographies; identify and coordinate responses to requests for proposals and assist attorneys with presentation preparation by compiling information about industry specific expertise and representative work.
  • Support and/or lead practice and firm marketing and public relations initiatives, including awards/directories submissions, with assistance from the marketing group.
  • Catalog and assist with thought leadership opportunities, including speaking engagements and writing and blog postings—both for Reed Smith publications and externally with professional and trade organizations.
  • Develop relationships with key attorneys and maintain a high level of interaction with them.
  • Collect deal/matter information and maintain databases, spreadsheets tracking this information.
  • Manage and effectively utilize client information through the firm’s CRM system; including maintenance of group mailing lists and tracking new business opportunities within the firm’s CRM.
  • Assist in coordination and strategic planning related to group profile raising overall, including local and national conferences, client seminars and targeted sponsorships including budgeting and tracking associated costs. Monitor and report on return on investment.
  • Work with the senior BD leadership to integrate lateral partners into the practice.
  • Work as an active member of a team to ensure a quality professional product as well as the delivery of materials within established timeframes.
  • Assist in driving the groups thought leadership activities including social media.
  • Assist on group internal communications including group newsletter.
  • Assist practice group and BD team with other special projects, as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field preferred.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a marketing-related field required, including business development experience and demonstrated project leadership.
  • Experience in a law firm or professional services environment strongly preferred.
  • An interest in and ability to understand the legal business environment, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, private equity and tax terminology is a must.
  • Must be able to demonstrate exceptional organizational and time management skills, strong writing ability, a positive attitude, and great work ethic.
  • Must have demonstrated experience working independently as well as within cross-functional teams in a collaborative, professional environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as willingness to learn database systems.
  • Must be detail oriented, proactive and self-directed with ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities under tight deadlines.
  • Sound professional judgment and a high degree of poise and professionalism when interacting with internal and external contacts.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective firmwide working relationships with individuals at all levels.
  • Must be able to react to difficult situations quickly, effectively and diplomatically.

  • Position: Digital Marketing Assistant
  • Firm: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: January 16, 2019
  • Contact: Kirkland & Ellis – Careers

Position Overview
The Chicago office is hiring for the position of Digital Marketing Assistant in the Business Development department. S/he will assist in supporting the Firm’s newly redesigned public website. S/he will support the upkeep of a modern, responsive and engaging digital presence that reflects the Firm’s unique culture and market preeminence.

The Digital Marketing Assistant will be responsible for data and content entry and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of information on the website. S/he will perform regular maintenance and help establish processes and procedures that support ongoing use of this and related systems.

S/he will assist attorneys Firmwide with their online biographies, perform external research and work with internal departments to ensure that marketing information aligns with other information repositories. The Digital Marketing Assistant will process personnel updates, create and update web content, assist with website photography and compile documents and manuals.

The Digital Marketing Assistant will help build out the analytics and reporting functions of the Digital Marketing team to help guide the firm’s web content strategy. S/he will participate in projects that aim to expand and enhance the Firm’s digital marketing strategy and support the operational needs of the Business Development department.

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Firmwide Digital Marketing, s/he will perform project tasks and interact with external vendors. The Digital Marketing Assistant will also provide general administrative support to leadership including setup of meetings, generation of reports, handling of phone inquiries, editing/proofing of content and processing invoices. Excellent attention to detail and accuracy is essential in this position.

Responsibilities

  • Perform data and content entry for the Firm’s website. Process updates from global Business Development staff, attorneys, secretaries and other functional departments, as well as external sources.
  • Conduct audits and run searches/reports to ensure the validity and timeliness of information. Document process and procedures to ensure standards are met consistently.
  • Assist with all phases of website projects, particularly related to analytics. Perform business analysis, testing and training tasks. As project team member, interact regularly with other Kirkland personnel, consultants and outside vendors to achieve project goals.
  • Perform administrative duties for the website team.
  • Work with professional responsibility attorneys and internal compliance specialists to ensure adherence to rules of advertising and professional conduct.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications or a related field required. Two years of relevant work experience preferred. Experience in a law firm or other professional services setting is a plus.
  • Ability to learn and adopt new technology quickly and a desire to translate technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Strong analytical skills with keen attention to detail and accuracy. Proficiency in methods of information acquisition including direct solicitation and use of online resource tools. Ability to synthesize information to produce meaningful reports.
  • Excellent client service orientation, interpersonal skills and communication skills. Ability to forge and maintain effective internal and external relationships. Comfortable interacting with various levels of personnel.
  • Strong team player with ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required.
  • Prior experience with SiteCore or other web content management systems (CMS) preferred.
  • Proficiency with any of the following a definite plus: HTML, Photoshop, Google Analytics.

  • Position: Practice Development Manager
  • Firm: Vedder Price P.C.
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: November 8, 2018
  • Contact: Vedder Price – Careers

This job posting is still active as of February 14, 2019.
Position Overview
The Practice Development Manager (PD Manager) is responsible for managing client development programs for several litigation and corporate practice groups to be assigned by the Director of Marketing.  The PD Manager wears many hats and is responsible for staying on top of present and emerging trends in specific client industries, creating and implementing multifaceted strategies to raise the profiles of the practices and attorneys, collaborating with attorneys on business development plans. Significant responsibility and autonomy will be afforded candidates who demonstrate independent judgment, strategic and diplomatic thinking, and the ability to function effectively at several levels.

The PD Manager may also provide daily oversight of marketing staff (individual assignments vary) to ensure the timely completion of marketing-related activities.  The PD Manager analyzes and resolves work issues on a day-to-day basis under supervision of the Director of Marketing.  In this supervisory role, the PD Manager is accountable for the work and actions of the staff members he or she oversees.

Responsibilities

  • Assigns tasks and projects to the marketing staff, explains how those duties are to be done (i.e., what level of performance will meet the supervisor’s expectations) and communicates how the successful performance of those duties will be measured. Effective communication is key to ensuring that the marketing assistants and coordinators are productive and accurate in terms of the work product they produce.  The PD Manager is the role model and leader for those who report to him/her.
  • Advises the Marketing Director of project status.
  • Meets established deadlines for all projects, and oversees flawless execution.
  • Supports and assists coordinators and assistants in managing workload.
  • Performs the duties of the marketing staff members in their absence, or assures that their duties are covered by others.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing is required.
  • Minimum 8 to 10 years’ experience in a marketing/communications function within a professional services firm is required; law firm experience is preferred.

  • Position: Practice Development and Communications Coordinator
  • Firm: Vedder Price P.C.
  • Location: Chicago or New York City
  • Date posted: November 8, 2018
  • Contact: Vedder Price – Careers

This job posting is still active as of February 14, 2019.
Position Overview
The Practice Development and Communications Coordinator (Coordinator) works closely with the Practice Development Managers to support the marketing and business development efforts of various practice groups across all firm offices. This Coordinator’s time is divided into two major activities: (1) supporting the practice development activities of the managers and (2) supporting the communications needs of the firm.

Practice Development Support: The Coordinator works under the supervision of a manager but is responsible for spearheading assigned projects and coordinating all activities associated with those projects. The Coordinator is expected to understand and help improve the department’s procedures, tools and initiatives and to keep team members and supervisors informed on the status of projects. The ideal candidate understands the legal industry; is experienced in providing proactive problem-solving to busy attorneys; is a strong writer and communicator; and thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The Coordinator will provide support on pitches, RFPs and other practice group-driven materials.

Communications Support: The Coordinator works with the firm’s lawyers and members of the Marketing Department to enhance the firm’s internal and external communications. Key responsibilities include social media support, website support and internal communications as assigned.

This position reports to a Practice Development Manager and collaborates closely with all other managers in the department.

Responsibilities

  • Works with Practice Development Managers to coordinate marketing and business development initiatives for specific practice groups across the firm’s offices; this includes drafting and producing marketing proposals and RFP responses, including content development, final document preparation and follow-up.
  • Edits, maintains and updates practice-specific pages of the firm website and intranet, as well as marketing collateral and attorney bios; drafts, reviews and contributes to key messaging and content of brochures and other collateral materials, including directory submissions.
  • Works with other marketing team members to identify and coordinate appropriate practice group business development initiatives, such as seminars and trade shows, newsletters, presentations and other events.
  • Manages the day-to-day activities associated with these initiatives with moderate supervision.
  • Maintains current and accurate case lists, descriptions, case studies and client lists for use in marketing and business development efforts.
  • Provides research support for various initiatives utilizing research subscriptions and databases. Prepares submissions to legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications or related field required.
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated success in a law firm or professional services firm required.

  • Position: Marketing Technology Coordinator
  • Firm: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: September 29, 2018
  • Contact: Seyfarth Shaw – Careers

This job posting is still active as of February 14, 2019.
Position Overview
Under the supervision of the Marketing Technology Manager, this position is responsible for assisting in the administration of the firm’s marketing technology stack, serving as a subject matter expert to stakeholders throughout the firm. This role is responsible for providing technical solutions for the firm’s various Marketing needs within the firm’s CRM system, e-Marketing solutions and website/CMS. This is a key role that will be at the center of our ability to use marketing technology to support stakeholders throughout the firm and make significant contributions and improvements.

Responsibilities

  • Provide global support to the firm’s stakeholders on all facets of the firm’s marketing technology stack, including the firm’s CRM system (InterAction), e-Marketing solutions (Tikit), website (CMS) and other systems.
  • Collaborate with content and creative teams to design and execute custom technology solutions for various marketing campaigns.
  • Manage the firm’s bio updates mailbox, ensuring accurate and on-time delivery of bio update requests and other website related requests using the firm’s CMS.
  • Serve as an InterAction “super admin user," supporting various projects and on-going tasks such as: (1) QA testing of system updates, (2) building custom reports, (3)  constructing complex searches using Boolean logic techniques and (4) supporting the overall use across the Firm.
  • Operate as a firm marketing data steward, processing DCM tickets and ensuring data integrity, freshness and availability.
  • Deliver end-user training and process documentation for any of the firm’s Marketing Technology systems based on routine system use and as needed for attorney and staff requests.
  • Complete complex ad-hoc HTML formatting and embedding requests for the firm's email campaigns and website.
  • Monitor and organize the firm’s publication and event mailboxes by responding to client inquiries and providing quality customer service.
  • Process occasional Marketing Technology invoices using the firm’s billing system (Chrome River).

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or marketing.
  • 1-3 years of experience in marketing technology.
  • Legal industry experience preferred.
  • Experience with InterAction, Tikit, Vuture and Web systems strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of CRM, E-marketing and web systems.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills.
  • HTML and design skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook,PowerPoint, and Word) with strong emphasis in Excel.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Programs preferred (Dreamweaver,Photoshop, Indesign, Acrobat).
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and learn new technology concepts and skills quickly.
  • Good analytical skills, organized and possess a strong eye for detail.

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