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Client & Market Development Manager

Posted 15 May 2024
Work experience
3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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Job Description

We are looking for a Client & Market Development Manager to join our Client & Market Development team in Amsterdam with a future European focus.

We have an ambitious global strategy which puts clients at the very heart of everything the Firm does. Our Client & Market Development("CMD") teams are pivotal in making the Firm strategy a reality.

This position will contribute to the development of the business strategy of Clifford Chance in Amsterdam, but in future will have an increasingly cross-border remit to support our cross-border objectives within Continental Europe.

The role
In this role you will collaborate closely with lawyers and other CMD team members across the network to ensure the Firm capitalises on key trends and opportunities across our client base.

The key responsibilities of the position are:

  • Supporting the Amsterdam Corporate practice area and advising the Practice Area leadership teams on the implementation of their commercial strategy.
  • Supporting Amsterdam partners in the Corporate practices on identifying opportunities to serve the needs of existing and new clients and developing and implementing plans to leverage that growth potential. Furthermore, supporting the European (fin)tech hub.
  • Supporting lawyers in identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, including leading on the production of bid documents (pitches, responses to RFPs and capability statements), frequently collaborating with the pricing and graphics teams and the global proposals team
  • Collaborating closely with CMD colleagues in Europe and globally on cross-border strategic projects to leverage growth potential in client sectors and practice service lines, including in particular participating in the European tech and fintech initiatives.
  • Overseeing league table and legal directory submissions to raise our external profile, in close collaboration with our global submissions team.

The team

CMD Amsterdam forms part of Clifford Chance's global and regional, leading, and growing CMD team.

The Amsterdam team is an international team of CMD professionals with diverse backgrounds who put our clients at the core of everything we do. The team consists of 3 CMD managers, a CMD coordinator and 2 Events managers. This team reports to the Head of CMD. The team works closely together with our Brand, Communication and Marketing (BCM) specialists.


Who are you?

We are looking for a candidate who is/has:

  • Energetic, a true team player who is able to deliver
  • An academic degree (bachelor or master)
  • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated business development or practice management experience in a professional/financial services or law firm.
  • In depth experience of strategic business planning, key account planning and managing complex RFPs is key.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence a variety of stakeholders, well-developed presentation skills, confident, resilient, and focused.
  • Capable to work across borders and cultures.
  • Energised by working in a changing environment and adaptable to a changing ad increasingly international role.
  • Fluency in English is required, Dutch language skills would be a plus.

Our offer:
You will have the chance to join a leading global law Firm with more tier one rankings than any other law firm, so you will get the opportunity to demonstrate your CMD skills at the top of the market. The role offers growth potential in an international network with tailored (international) trainings and courses to position you for success. You will be working on the most reputed client cases and industry shaping deals on a daily basis. Of course, we also offer attractive working conditions in a team of fun, energetic professionals.

If this sounds like the role for you; we would love to hear from you! Once you have sent us your application one of our Talent Acquisition Team will give you a call to discuss this great opportunity. You can also connect with us via

Company Description

Who we are

We are one of the largest international law firms in the world. With over 30 offices across the globe, we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, providing them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures, and languages. We offer our clients a truly international perspective. We believe every career should be rewarding and stimulating - full of opportunities to learn, thrive, and grow. That’s why we’re so proud of our inclusive, friendly, and team-based approach to work.

You’ll find our clients in commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies, and not-for-profit organisations. But no matter who they are or why they’ve reached out to us, we provide a world-class service every step of the way. And that’s possible thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and conscientious approach to work that you’ll find across all of our teams.

Whichever area of the business you join, you’ll become an integral part an innovative, diverse and ambitious team of people. Clifford Chance is a place where the brightest minds and the best of colleagues meet.

Additional Information

The Equal opportunities statement

At Clifford Chance, we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.

We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

We have a variety of flourishing employee networks. These networks are a place for colleagues to share experiences and advocate for change wherever they see an opportunity for improvement.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm.

Find out more about our inclusive culture here.


Clifford Chance is één van de meest toonaangevende en vooruitstrevende advocatenkantoren ter wereld. Op ons kantoor in hartje Amsterdam werken ruim 330 advocaten en niet-juridische collega's aan gecompliceerde internationale transacties en opdrachten voor eveneens toonaangevende Nederlandse en internationale ondernemingen, financiële instellingen, investeerders en internationale organisaties.

Active in 23 countries
300 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 38 years