McGuireWoods LLP

Manager, Business Development - Healthcare and Life Sciences

Job Location US-IL-Chicago
Pos. Type
Regular Full-Time


McGuireWoods has an opportunity for a self-driven leader to join its Business Development team as a Business Development Manager (BDM) in our Chicago office. This BDM role will support the Healthcare department and the Healthcare Life Sciences industry team to develop and execute clear strategies and business plans utilizing a wide range of marketing functions. The BDM serves as the primary point person to facilitate client opportunities with the lawyers, develop key messaging for better positioning in the market, and collaborate across departmental and geographic lines to identify leading revenue-generating opportunities – primarily in the Healthcare & Life Sciences industries.


McGuireWoods is a full-service firm providing legal and business solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 184 years. Our law firm has earned the loyalty of many longstanding clients with deep understanding of their businesses and broad skills in corporate transactions, high-stakes disputes, and complex regulatory and compliance matters. People come here to do great, challenging work and we provide the resources and training for them to succeed and develop professionally. Working together from offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, McGuireWoods is dedicated to diverse perspectives, impeccable service, and innovative delivery of practical, business-minded solutions. For more information, visit


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  • Collaborate with the Healthcare department and Healthcare Life Sciences industry team to develop business plans, marketing strategies and drive client targeting.
  • Provide strategy for, and drive business development activities surrounding: 
    • Client Opportunities (RFP’s, pitches and targeting)
    • Business Plans & Healthcare Driven Initiatives
    • Client Relationship Management/Account Management
    • Conferences/Seminars, Webinars and Receptions
    • Marketing Collateral, Bios and Representative work
    • External and Internal Visibility inclusive of thought leadership, blogs, profile series, etc.
    • Budget planning & forecasting
  • Serve as a mentor and team lead to junior colleagues.


  • Five or more years of business development and/or marketing experience within the Healthcare industry is highly preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and shifting priorities; makes decisions and adapts to changing work environments in-house and for our clients.
  • Strong project management experience inclusive of conferences and events
  • Strategic thinker who understands branding and consistency of message.
  • Self-starter with the discipline required to balance long-term strategic vision with effective day-to-day implementation of strategy.
  • Experience with InterAction (or another client relationship management software) is desired.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in marketing, business and practice development in a law firm including pitches and RFP’s.
  • Technology-savvy; knowledge of relevant, existing software and ability to learn new programs.
  • Requires Bachelor’s degree.

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