Skadden is in search of a Business Proposals Senior Specialist to act as a go-to person for partners and senior department staff in connection with new business proposals, presentations, RFPs and other related business development efforts.
Drafts and produces new business pitches, proposals and responses to RFPs and manages the process from start to finish.
Handles special projects, such as creating practice-specific pitch templates and other materials.
Serves as a mentor for junior members of the pitch team.
Researches relevant Firm and partner experience when required.
Coordinates with other department members, including Firm experience, editorial, PR and design specialists, to produce a variety of products in connection with the business development efforts of individual partners, practices and teams of attorneys.
Liaises with other internal support departments (such as Client Accounting, Business Development, Technology and Finance) to obtain client relationship data and other information for new business proposals and presentations.
Combines and leverages internal and external research/knowledge to develop new business presentations and other products.
Maximizes utilization of the Firm's technology to prepare and deliver products; and coordinates optimal storage, maintenance and sharing of work product.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
Manages Firm resources responsibly.
Complies with and understands Firm operations, policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Strong understanding of marketing and business development’s role within a law firm
Knowledge of legal practice areas within the context of a large corporate law firm, and Skadden’s areas of focus/expertise, in particular
Strong writing/editorial and research skills
Ability to synthesize data and accurately capture it in a narrative
Demonstrates close attention to detail
Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills
Ability to organize and prioritize work and to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
Solid strategic thinking and problem-solving capability, coupled with excellent judgment and decision-making abilities
Strong intuitive skills, and the ability to translate experience and lessons from one project to the next
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both verbally and in writing, and the ability to work directly with partners under tight deadlines
Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
Experience utilizing technology, including website, intranet, extranets, databases, knowledge management tools and presentation software
Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment, as well as independently and effectively within a team
Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
Minimum of seven years of relevant marketing/business development experience in a professional services firm environment
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.
About Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
With 22 offices, approximately 1,700 attorneys and more than 50 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, small, entrepreneurial companies and nonprofits. Skadden’s attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity.
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