Proposals Manager (12 Month FTC) - Premier Law Firm
An outstanding 12 month fixed term contract proposals role has arisen in one of the premier international law firms. Based out of the firm's London office, the Proposals Manager will be working on strategic, high value pitches.
The role holder will work closely with the Senior Proposals Manager to handle strategic, cross-practice pitches for the London office. This will include go/no go decision making, client research, drafting pitch documentation, coaching lawyers on presentations, post pitch client reviews and recording, tracking and analysing pitch activity. The Proposals Manager will need to act as a key internal contact pushing through best-practice in all elements of the proposals process. You will work with BD colleagues across the firm to identify and promote opportunities for collaboration and continuous improvement, identify process improvement and maintenance of core pitch assets sharing best practices and pitch statistics and deliver training to senior associates and partners as required. A key aspect of this role will be to drive a strategic project which has been initiated by the London Proposals function to look closely at the process, materials and infrastructure used for pitching in order to identify areas for improvement and, for this reason, someone with experience in developing pitch infrastructure and in managing process improvement projects would be ideal for this role.
This is an opportunity that requires an intellectual mind and a dynamic and commercial outlook, allied to proven bids and proposals experience, most likely gained in a large legal or professional services environment, to include experience in managing multiple pitch deadlines. Outstanding communication and influencing skills will be essential in order the Proposals Manager will deal successfully with people at all levels, including partners and fee earners.
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