Burford Capital is a leading global finance firm focused on law and the largest provider of strategic capital to the legal market. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, judgment enforcement and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange, and it works with law firms and clients around the world from its principal offices in New York, Chicago and London.
All marketing starts with an idea but succeeds or fails based on implementation. Burford Capital seeks a key member of its global marketing team to champion and lead marketing implementation at worldclass standards. Reporting to the CMO, the VP, Marketing Operations plays a critical role in ensuring that Burford’s global marketing programs are delivered flawlessly, on time and on budget, and with the greatest impact on the business. This role is ideally suited to a high-energy individual of superlative organizational skills who welcomes the opportunity to grow in a fast-paced, startup environment.
Measures of success
The VP, Marketing Operations will not only meet targets for budget and calendar delivery but also—by working to improve team collaboration and efficiency—enable the marketing function to grow and scale with Burford’s rapidly growing business.
Burford is experiencing significant growth and seeks to expand its global team. Burford’s work environment is that of an “always on” startup. Even as it has grown, Burford has retained the culture of a small firm: Team members are creative, resourceful, fast-moving, confident people who do not need the infrastructure of a large company to succeed. With little administrative support, everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves to perform and engage collectively for the overall success of the business.
Burford operates in a geographically dispersed fashion, with its senior team in multiple locations. Strong written communication skills are essential and a willingness to engage in substantive discussion by email is critical for fit and success.
Change – and the uncertainty and alterations in course and priority that accompany change – is a constant in Burford’s business. Enthusiasm for change in a rapidly developing market is essential.
Burford pays base salaries consistent with the financial services industry and favors incentive compensation to reward performance, through a combination of current bonuses and long term incentive awards, including those tied to Burford’s stock price performance.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter, including salary history over the past two years, to firstname.lastname@example.org.