We are currently seeking candidates for a full-time National Practice & Regional Growth Manager to be based in our Chicago office. The person in this role will provide office-specific support to the Chicago office and practice group support to assigned firm-wide practice group(s). This individual will work collaboratively to share knowledge and actively partner with others across the Marketing & Strategy team. This position reports to an engaged Senior Marketing Operations Direct (based in Cleveland).
This position will work with the Office Partner-in-Charge and Chicago partners to develop, lead, drive and execute all regional business development and marketing projects and initiatives for the Chicago partners and associates, with a focus on growing the Chicago-based practice of the firm. In addition, this position will support one or more practice groups on a national basis, working closely with the Practice Group Leader(s) in all aspects of management of the practice group through the provision of marketing, business development, knowledge management and financial analysis.
Ideal candidates will exhibit exceptional relational and communication skills, with an emphasis on client service. Candidates should also exhibit the ability to leverage expertise in problem solving, change leadership and a maintain a highly effective proactive work style. This position is part of a high-performing marketing and business development team where original thought and diverse perspectives are encouraged and mutual respect is expected. Ideal candidates will flourish in a fast-paced environment, show flexibility and adaptability, and exercise sound judgment in a dynamic, multi-office culture where change is prevalent, and priorities shift to meet changing business needs, and a strong hands-on approach to their work.
The priorities of this role will focus on developing and implementing office and practice group business plans, introducing new initiatives, and bringing market intelligence and client trends to the table when dealing with all responsibilities, including market positioning and communications strategy, events, RFPs, budgeting, targeting and planning, client service initiatives and externally focused visibility opportunities for individuals and the firm.
A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or a related field and seven+ years of relevant experience evidenced by a sophisticated business acumen and progressive responsibilities within the professional services industry, preferably legal, is required. A deep knowledge of the Chicago legal, professional and business landscape is highly preferred.