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Business Development Assistant

Location: NORTH EAST


Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 165862

NRG are working with a global law firm on Newcastle Quayside who provide a full business law service to the world's leading corporations and financial institutions. Their Newcastle hub is recruiting for a Business Development Assistant who will be responsible for the preparation of transactional bids and legal directory submissions across the team. This will involve direct liaison with lawyers and business service teams, so you must be able to demonstrate confidence and excellent communication skills.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing transactional bid proposals and directory submissions in line with the companies extensive best practice procedures around process, branding, compliance and pricing

  • Working directly with the relevant Business Development team and lawyers to agree approach, source content and secure sign off of the final product

  • Working directly with the GSC on the production and editing of the document, and on wrap up processes to ensure content is added to or updated in the central experience management system

  • Drafting and editing copy in commercially appropriate language, maintaining at all times a high level of attention to detail

  • Ensuring the wider team focuses throughout on fulfilling the requirements as requested by the client or directory

  • For bids, maintaining focus on our value proposition for each opportunity

  • Ensuring adherence to visual identity guidelines

  • Consistently meeting both internal and external deadlines to enable prompt delivery of each bid or submission


Skills and experience required:

  • Degree education in either of the following areas: Law, Legal, History/English

  • Minimum of 1 years experience in a similar role where you were responsible for drawing up bids and tenders for clients

  • Must be able to demonstrate experience of working in a fast paced, professional environment

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in order to liaise with lawyers and external teams

  • Strong client focus and ability to demonstrate commitment to outstanding service delivery

  • High level of attention to detail and problem solver

  • Strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to work either autonomously, co-operatively or with direction, to ensure deadlines are met

  • Proven forward planning skills and the ability to manage own workload and prioritise workloads effectively

  • Understands when to act and when to ask

  • Understands the need and has the ability to manage expectations

  • Ability to adapt to changing work environments

  • Commitment to continuous improvement in work processes; ability to identify areas in need of improvement and suggest new methods where appropriate

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal with people at all levels

  • Flexible approach to working hours and tasks assigned

  • Excellent personal presentation, articulate and professional

  • Positive, committed and prepared to use initiative and learn

  • Ability to take responsibility

  • Sound working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel


For more information on this role or to apply, please send your updated CV to SarahWoodhall@nrgplc.com or call on 0191 260 4454.