Latham & Watkins LLP Menlo Park, CA, USA
Mar 20, 2019
Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Temporary Business Development Specialist - Client Programs & Events to join our winning team, located in Silicon Valley. 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. As a Temporary Business Development Coordinator - Client Programs & Events at Latham, you will work as a member of the Business Development (BD) department and are responsible for client events, meetings, and conferences. You will assist in the budgeting, planning, execution of events and preparing post-event reports to evaluate performance/success of events. You will also be responsible for record keeping (such as RSVP and attendance lists), and the management of vendor relationships. The Temporary Business Development Coordinator - Client Programs & Events will also be a regional resource for the firm's CRM database (InterAction) and is responsible for maintaining local data, responding to user queries regarding data changes and updates, distribution of event invitations while accomplishing these and other critical functions: * Event planning and management - Coordinating all client event logistics including mailing lists, invitations, marketing collaterals, on-site event management * Post-event evaluation - Producing post-event analysis, such as final attendance reports, budget summaries and post-event reports to evaluate performance/success of events * Working with the global E-Marketing team on CRM data maintenance and invitation design using third-party software * Maintaining internal event tracking and reporting. * Researching venues and preparing summaries of venue availability, costs and capacities and negotiating and managing facility arrangements for room set-up, technical assistance and catering * Staying abreast of local company and law firm best practices, market and industry trends, and provides competitor research, in the area of client events * Assisting on ad hoc projects when required * Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers As the Temporary Business Development Coordinator - Client Programs & Events, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Business Development Coordinator - Client Programs & Events must have excellent interpersonal and client services skills as well as the ability to communicate well with all levels of the organization. Experience using CRM systems, working in a professional services marketing environment, and managing event budgets are highly preferred. A Bachelor's degree is required. At least three (3) years of experience in event management is required. Extensive time using a computer including use of a PC keyboard and mouse or similar data input devices are also required. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by clicking the 'Apply Now' link. Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. For information regarding family care and medical leave (CFRA), click here.