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About Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is one of the largest law firms in the world with 77 offices in 47 countries. As a leading law firm Baker McKenzie has over sixty years of experience in cross-border legal practice. Our office at the "Zuidas" in Amsterdam employs approximately 200 lawyers, tax lawyers and notaries, working for international and large Dutch clients. Baker McKenzie is currently recruiting a Business Development Advisor.

Overall purpose of this position

Our new colleague is capable of building successful relationships in the Amsterdam office and beyond to:
Undertake an active role in pitches and in the management of a number of client relationships, working with partners and teams to develop deep knowledge of our relationships with clients. Specifically:

Facilitate closer coordination and alignment of the Industry Groups:

Support the Amsterdam Client Program:

Experience required

We are looking for an enthusiastic, Business Development Advisor for the Client Development Team (which is part of our larger Business Development Department). We would like to add someone to our existing team, who's primary task will be advising on and preparing bids and tenders, who is detail-oriented, pragmatic, eager to learn and has the talent and drive to become a strong commercial advisor to the organization. Ideally – you already have some experience working in the legal/tax services industry.
The bulk of your day-to-day job will consist of drafting commercial proposals, responses to large RFPs, 'live pitches' and capability statements, all in English. Not only will you advise on the overall pitch strategy and alignment of our value proposition with the client's needs, you will also be responsible for creating the pitch documents (at times from scratch). As part of  this process, you will liaise with all large number of stakeholders, e.g. the responsible partner(s), the client, the Business Development team and colleagues in the different Baker & McKenzie offices across the globe.
Ideally, we want our new colleague to:

Gerard Wentink, Director of Business Development:
"The Client Development Team has been a great success for the Amsterdam office. It has proven to be a great value to clients. Our partners love to have dedicated BD Advisors on their teams to develop markets, industry groups, client relationships and initiatives. If you think you have the right skills, flexibility and experience to further strengthen our team, we would be happy to get in touch with you!”

Compensation & benefits

We offer a dynamic, versatile job in a challenging working environment as part of an ambitious (but most of all humorous and dedicated) team. You will have the opportunity to help shape policies, pitch new ideas and help us further optimize and improve processes, materials and commercial initiatives.


For more information, please contact:
Dana Verveld (Senior Recruiter) via or 020-5517812.

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Dana Verveld +31 20 551 7812

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