Senior Proposal Manager

For the Chicago Office of a Global Law Firm

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the proposal process for the Firm's most complex BD targets;
  • Serve as lead project manager for multi-practice proposals; work closely with lead lawyers to develop direction and theme;
  • Develop strong working relationships with key attorneys, the marketing department and other departments;
  • Establish best practices for updating the Firm’s database and other processes. Identify opportunities to improve resources;
  • Effectively manage a team of dedicated proposal professionals including identifying and providing skills-based training and professional development;
  • Collaborate with key subject matter experts in marketing, diversity, information technology and knowledge management to develop responsive narratives for specific sections.

Qualifications include:

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in legal or professional services, including 5+ years of business writing experience;
  • Direct experience in project/production management of RFPs in a professional services environment;
  • Strong understanding of the proposal process in a professional services environment;
  • Ability to synthesize data and accurately capture findings in a persuasive narrative;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Strong computer skills including demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

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