Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 05, 2017
Feb 04, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time


Gray Plant Mooty, a prominent national law firm, currently has a Business Development Specialist (BDS) opportunity available in our Minneapolis office that supports the Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) and Business Development Managers in a wide range of business development initiatives and external profile raising activities. The BDS will collaborate with the business development and marketing team, practice group leaders, and attorneys to assist with marketing and client development strategies that focus on marketing, business development, public relations, knowledge management and logistical support.  The BDS will act in an administrative function assisting managers with practice group development. 

The specialist’s responsibilities will include coordinating and preparing pitches and proposals, responses to RFP’s, client presentations and other deliverables.  The BDS will work with the communications team, coordinating and assisting in the preparation of legal ranking submissions, tracking the submissions and assist with client alert mailings.  In addition, the specialist will assist with managing annual practice group budgets and marketing plans; help identify, and assess sponsorships and speaking engagements, etc.  And assist in conducting research and gathering information to support business development and marketing initiatives. 

As a Business Development Specialist, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude.  Must have knowledge of core business development principals including RFP response preparation; presentation development, business development training, leadership skills, well developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm; ability to work in a team environment with a client service focus.  Ability to handle projects independently, prioritize workload and solve problems quickly.  Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field required. Exceptional project management and organizational skills; strong technical skills and familiarity with CRM systems and databases required.

Our firm’s culture emphasizes a work/life balance and a professional work environment, and has been recognized as one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work”.  For multiple years we have been identified as a “Top Workplace” by the Star Tribune, most recently in 2016. In 2016, the firm was also recognized as a Best Law Firm for Women by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers.   We offer a competitive salary and benefits package (including medical, dental, profit sharing and 401k).  Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:  HR, Gray Plant Mooty, 500 IDS Ctr., 80 S. 8th St., Mpls, MN 55402; fax to 612-632-4296; or email

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