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Business Development Senior Specialist - US Sponsorships

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Sales & Business Development
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Business Development Senior Specialist - US Sponsorships to join our dynamic team in Boston, New York, or Washington, D.C. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

As a Business Development Senior Specialist - US Sponsorships, you will be responsible for project managing the firm’s participation for a high volume of conference sponsorships based in the US. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Pro-actively managing the entire lifecycle of the sponsorship and the firm’s participation, including vetting the opportunity, negotiating benefits package, submitting deliverables, leading planning meetings, outlining checklists, budget tracking, expense processing, vendor management, data management, post-sponsorship analysis
  • Working with key stakeholders to define objectives and thoughtfully map out sponsorship participation accordingly
  • Evaluating sponsorship opportunities and advising on next steps
  • Negotiating and identifying favorable terms to achieve cost savings with vendors
  • Attending key sponsorships to evaluate BD opportunities and /or manage setup
  • Attending specified practice or industry group meetings to gain a working knowledge of subject matter basics
  • Evaluating and budget forecasting annual sponsorships for a specified practice or industry group
  • Continuously staying abreast of sponsorship team best practices as well as market and industry trends
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess strong interpersonal and client service skills
  • Communicate well at all levels of the organization
  • Consistently display a positive, high-energy attitude
And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in event or sponsorship management
  • Experience using event management and CRM systems
  • Superior negotiation and organizational skills to manage multiple sponsorships at one time
Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!
Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

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