Careers/Business Service/Opportunities Business Services Opportunities Recruiting and developing talented professionals for our Business Services roles are integral to our success. Find out what this means for your career. Careers/Business Service/Opportunities An important part of the Freshfields team! We’re always interested in hearing from people with the right skills and we look for the very best people to join our various departments. Our talented and dedicated business services teams help our lawyers deliver exceptional client service while ensuring our national and international offices run smoothly. Working with the world’s best lawyers requires great people, award-winning technology, continuous learning and an awesome working environment. In these pages, you will find an introduction to those departments, where know-how plays an important part in the success of our law firm. These include Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Library & Information Services, Marketing & Business Development, Office Management or Secretarial Services Come and join our team! Finance Finance The specialists in our Finance team play a key role in our office. They plan and control the budget and ensure that all business transactions are correctly documented in our system. Our Billing, Accounts Payable and Financial Control teams are responsible for the traditional tasks of accounting and procurement as well as invoicing consulting services to our clients. Human Resources Human Resources Our Human Resources specialists recruit, onboard, train & develop and generally support our people throughout their entire career at Freshfields. They focus on the individual development of each person and they work hard at developing and implementing HR strategies in a continuous effort to maintain an excellent working environment for all. To achieve this, they develop strong business partner relationships with all departments and practice areas, and work closely with managers, partners and generally all lawyers and Business Services staff. IT IT Our IT specialists provide the digital infrastructure that is necessary within our law firm. System maintenance and development are among the important core tasks as well as hardware support and the ongoing development of our IT strategy. They form the technical backbone of Freshfields. Library & Information Service Library & Information Service Our specialists from the Library & Information Service team make sure that all the required information, references and sources are available to us in-house. This means they are directly involved in our success. Through a modern combination of different media, they ensure that the library is developed into centres of competence for providing reference data, information and literature. With valid literature, information and press research, the reference and information service also supports client work and client acquisition. Marketing and Business Development Marketing and Business Development Our Marketing & Business Development department plays an important role in the acquisition of new clients and the development of existing client relationships. It is largely responsible for the strategic further development of our law firm. They provide all the necessary tools to place the law firm in an optimal position as a key player. These include continuous observation of the market and implementation of suitable marketing activities, professional relationship management and development of strategic initiatives. They ensure our communication in a professional manner, organize in-house and external events and are responsible for our website and our social media presence. Office Management Office Management Office Management is at the core of our business services departments. Every day, our office management support in the areas of Facility Management, Reception, Technical Room and Mail Department, make sure our clients, lawyers and staff experience professional service in an equally professional working environment. Secretaries Secretaries Through their know-how, our secretaries ensure a smooth service for their lawyers on a daily basis. This ranges from correspondence on an international level to the coordination of deadlines and appointments, and the planning and follow-up of meetings and business trips. How to become a part of the team? What are the requirements to apply for a role in Business Services at Freshfields? + The exact requirements for specific opportunities can be found in the online job advertisement. How do I apply and what documents should I include in my application? + Please send in your application to BrusselsRecruitment@freshfields.com. Your full application file should include a cover letter, your curriculum vitae and university transcripts. What are the next steps after my application? + Applicants will receive a response within two weeks. We will apply our selection criteria and shortlist several candidates. If you are one of these candidates, we will invite you in for interviews. What will happen to my data? + The data that you have given us will be stored and processed throughout the duration of the application process in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations.