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Job Title: Business Development Specialist (Lawyer) 12 Month Contract ( ID: A7339 )
Career Category: Business Development, Insurance
Posted Date: 2019-07-18
Location: Toronto
This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a legal professional with a background in business development. Our client, an established and reputable insurance company, is looking for an individual that will be passionate about helping to build a niche insurance market in Canada. Reporting to the Director, Business Development, you will be responsible for developing and executing sales strategies, taking into account both profitability and growth, as well as educating the legal industry on this niche insurance product.

This role involves:
• Assisting in development and implementation of sales strategies
• Reviewing, investigating, and responding to brokers re: prospective partner law firm referrals, and issuing quotes for insurance programs as required
• Selecting and approaching prospective partner law firms directly in order to establish business relationship and sell insurance programs to law firms
• Planning and executing insurance implementation process for new firms
• Educating prospective and current partner law firms with respect to insurance procedures and policy function
• Assisting in individual case underwriting and handling
• Acting as an ambassador for the company and promoting the strategy and values of the organization
• Communicating with media and liaising with marketing department with respect to legal industry publications
• Maintaining relationships with key brokers, principals, law firms and members of the insurance and legal communities
• Maintaining flexibility and adaptability in order to coordinate new projects and company strategies
• Acting as point of contact for lawyers and law firms re: legal and policy function queries
• Assisting in the development of office staff in field of responsibility
• Maintaining internal relationship with company staff


You are the ideal candidate if you:
• Have at least five years experience in the Canadian legal industry
• Have a law degree and legal practice experience
• Have good knowledge of the legal community and well-regarded by lawyers
• Have a valid Driver’s License
• Are RIBO licensed
• Have a high degree of professional ethics, honesty and integrity
• Have high energy and good organizational skills
• Are a motivated, proactive and a fast learner
• Are deadline driven with the ability to multi-task
• Are detail and solutions oriented
• Are passionate about playing an integral role in an entrepreneurial operation
• Are driven, results-oriented and meet targets consistently with top quality work
• Possess confidence, astute business sense, and superior communication skills
• Are assertive, outgoing and enthusiastic, and has the tenacity required to get people on side in order to get the job done.

If this describes you, and you are interested in pursuing a rewarding and lucrative career path, at a growing entrepreneurial organization, we want to hear from you!



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