The firmAs Australia’s leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way. We’re looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you’ve always wanted. Are you up for the challenge? The roleAn exciting 12 month contract opportunity has arisen for a Clients & Markets Adviser to provide professional support to Australia's leading Major Projects and Construction team in the management of bids, development and implementation of client and business development plans, and associated marketing activities. This role will see you interacting daily with Partners, advising on all aspects of the bid process, client and events management, research and analysis, writing and preparation of other marketing collateral and client communications. The Clients and Markets (Business Development) teamThe Clients and Markets team is responsible for advising and providing services to the business on practice group and client development opportunities. This includes the full spectrum of the marketing mix from bid management and opportunity identification to client relationship management and the development of tailored marketing materials. It also includes an active role in event management, client, market and industry research and analysis, media and corporate affairs, legal communications and branding and design. Key responsibilitiesThis fast-paced and busy role will see you working closely with the Clients & Markets Manager to:Manage and prepare tender responses and submissions for the group Conduct research and analyse market, industry, competitor and prospective client information to support business development initiatives Prepare tailored marketing collateral (including partner profiles, capability statements, client and industry presentations, etc.) Assist in the management of key client accountsDevelop strategy and manage implementation of direct marketing initiatives and client events Coordinate the practice group's input into legal directories and industry publications Update Clients and Markets tools and databases Participate in various national and cross practice area business development projects designed to achieve more effective and consistent practices and processes Develop profile and credibility with internal clients (i.e. lawyers and other employees), actively promoting the Clients and Markets function, its expertise and capabilities.Skills & ExperienceAs the successful candidate you will have:A tertiary qualification in marketing, or business-related discipline or lawAt least 3 years' experience as a hands on bid coordinator in a professional services environment is desirable Business development, marketing, communications or marketing related experience desirableHighly developed communication skills with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships at all levelsEnergy, drive, resilience and a sense of urgency and commitment that will enable you to guide and influence decision making, as well as organise and manage business development activities Why Clayton Utz?As part of this innovative team you will be working across major national, government, and global clients. All the while collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. In your time here you’ll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish. Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo. Go on, challenge your expectations.How to apply?We prefer to work directly with candidates, if you are interested in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact Rose Bundrock on 03 9286 6682 for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role. Accessibility and InclusionWe are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. Do you require any support or reasonable adjustments to complete your application? If so, please contact the recruiter via the above telephone number or via email to **********. For more information on Clayton Utz, please visit www.claytonutz.com or follow us on LinkedIn here. Agency submissionsClayton Utz does not accept agency submissions unless the agency is specifically contacted by a member of the Clayton Utz Recruitment Team. Please do not forward candidate profiles or resumes to Clayton Utz partners, hiring managers or other employees - this will not constitute as an introduction to the firm and Clayton Utz will not be liable for a fee.