Business Development, Marketing & Communications Manager
Clifford Chance
Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
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Business Development, Marketing & Communications Manager

Q Requisition # Aug 24, Post Date

Please note that this role can be based in either Casablanca or Paris, or Brussels, or London. There is only one position which is being advertised in each location.

So only apply to the role against the location you would wish to be based.

Exciting opportunity to join our award-winning Africa Practice and market-leading office in Africa. You will be working with the whole Clifford Chance network to manage the BD, Marketing & Communications activity of the Africa practice and the Casablanca office.

Clifford Chance has an aspiring global strategy which puts clients at the very heart of everything the Firm does. We have a clear mandate around developing our existing strengths and relationships whilst increasing our market share in new markets.

Our Client & Market Development ("CMD") and Brand, Communications & Marketing ("BCM") functions are pivotal in making the Firm's vision a reality.

CMD and BCM work strategically with our Global Business Units, and all other areas of the firm, in pursuit of the same vision "to be the global law firm of choice for the world’s leading businesses of today and tomorrow".

We are looking to recruit a Business Development, Marketing & Communications Manager to support our global Africa practice and our office in Casablanca, working closely with partners, the Senior Africa Business Manager, as well as with the global CMD and BCM functions.

The Business Development, Marketing and Communications Manager will report to the relevant partners, the Senior Africa Business Manager based in Paris and the Regional Director for Business Development & Marketing - Continental Europe.

Role

To manage the BD, Marketing & Communications activity of the Firm for the Africa practice and the Casablanca office.

Key Responsibilities

This role consists of the following core areas of activity :

Business Development : Assist in the delivery of key actions identified in the client and market development plans for the Africa practice

  • Support the partners in developing and implementing strategic client plans and managing client teams for the priority clients of the practice and the office;
  • Assist the lawyers with the preparation of panel proposals, RFP responses and other, tailored client proposals led by the Casablanca office;
  • Identify cross-selling opportunities and new potential clients;
  • Conduct competitor, client and marketplace analysis.

    Marketing and Communications :

    Deliver the communications strategy and plan for the Africa practice and ensure alignment with the global messaging and positioning :

  • Identify opportunities to position and raise the profile of the practice and partners;
  • Prepare and coordinate directory submissions and nominations for awards;
  • Assist with the organization of client events / seminars and sponsorships / conferences;
  • Support the production and distribution of client communications, including client briefings and other thought leadership materials;
  • Develop and maintain content for website and intranet;
  • Work alongside the global communications team to ensure the visibility of the Africa practice in Firmwide internal communications channels;
  • Develop content for social media in coordination with the global communications team;
  • Provide communications and media relations support as required, including assisting in writing press releases and other communications releases in collaboration with the global communications team.

    Information and data management : Ensure that marketing information is accurately entered and disseminated :

  • Maintain and update marketing materials, including Africa practice descriptions, lists of representative matters, brochures, etc.;
  • Support other colleagues across the network for input on Africa-related pitches and other documents demonstrating our capabilities;
  • Ensure deal flow information is captured in the relevant databases for league table submissions, directory listings, pitches, partner biographies, awards and other external and internal communication activities.

    Skills and qualifications

    Key required skills include :

    Understanding of our clients' commercial objectives and marketplace

    Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

    Ability to withstand pressure and to prioritize competing demands

    Demonstrating strong teamwork capacity and ability to collaborate with colleagues at all levels and across global offices

    Strong interpersonal and communication skills

    Ability to work independently and highly organized

    Proactive and results driven

    Experience

    Between 4 and 5 years of experience in a similar position in a professional or financial services firm, preferably international / matrix organisation with management exposure.

    Ideally familiar with business development, key account management, marketing and communications including PR background.

    Very good knowledge of Office programmes (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) and the use of social media.

    Education

    University degree (in Business Studies, Economics, Marketing or Law).

    Language skills

    Excellent command of English and French with strong writing skills.

    About the Firm

    Whatever your area of expertise, you will find a range of career opportunities at Clifford Chance. And wherever you’re heading, Clifford Chance is where you can be true to your ambitions.

    Our Firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures and languages. In a world where commercial success increasingly relies on globalisation, we offer clients a truly international perspective and we offer our people a rewarding and stimulating career.

    We're proud of our approachable, friendly and team-based way of working. Highly professional and self-assured, with an entrepreneurial streak, our people are more than happy to share their expertise and knowledge.

    To find out more about what it is like to work in Clifford Chance in France, please visit .

    Equal Opportunities

    At Clifford Chance we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our Firm and society.

    We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.

    This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

    Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm.

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