Business Development Manager (f/m/x)

To start as soon as possible, our Vienna office is looking for a part-time (50%) Business Development Manager – (f/m/x)

In this exciting role you will manage the Business Development (BD) activities of the Austrian practice and the Vienna office, reporting into the Marketing & Business Development Partner in Vienna and the Team Lead, Continental Europe Local BD who is located in Brussels. You will collaborate very closely with the Vienna-based Marketing & Business Development Executive, who leads on operative marketing activities such as events, seminars and publications.

Your key responsibilities

  • Identify business opportunities with key and new clients in the Austrian market; provide intelligence on opportunities; design and implement BD initiatives to realize opportunities
  • First point of contact for the Vienna partners and associates in relation to strategic BD initiatives
  • Network with our global MBD team and adapt the firm’s business development initiatives and materials so that they meet the needs of our clients and are fully leveraged for the Austrian market
  • Help drive client relationship management for selected Austria-based clients
  • Undertake research and analysis on clients, targets, markets and competitors
  • Liaise with our central PR team and external PR provider to help drive our PR and communications activities in the Austrian markets
  • Provide guidance and feedback to one MBD team member (MBD Executive) in the Vienna office

Key requirements

  • A degree preferably with a focus on economics, law or marketing
  • 5+ years in a similar role within a professional services environment and an understanding of the legal landscape
  • Eager to work as part of a global team
  • Excellent English and German skills at least on business fluent level are essential
  • Strongly positive, pro-active and pragmatic mentality and the ability to deliver high-quality results in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to generate strategic and commercial insights on market trends and client needs and convert these into actions
  • High level of social competence and service orientation
  • Project management experience

Our offer

We provide a wealth of opportunities in a diverse and ambitious environment. You will be an important member of a strong, motivated and truly international team in a leading global law firm. We encourage international collaboration and will support your career with ongoing learning and development throughout our cross-border network. Let yourself be inspired by our team spirit. Depending on the specific qualifications and professional experience, a gross annual salary of approximately € 40,000 (for 50% part-time basis) is envisaged for this role. The final salary will be agreed upon at offer stage.


Then let’s talk. Please send us your application incl. a letter of motivation and your CV in English via email, indicating your earliest possible start date and your salary expectations.


Claudia Guthörl
HR Consultant

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Bockenheimer Anlage 44
60322 Frankfurt am Main

T +49 69 27 30 8-407


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