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Pitch & Proposal Senior Specialist

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Pitch & Proposal Senior Specialist to join our dynamic team in New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, and Austin. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

As a Pitch & Proposal Senior Specialist, you will be responsible for working closely with local Business Development (“BD”) teams and partners to develop and deliver high-quality proposal documents. You will also be leading scoping sessions with partners to develop proposal themes and messages, as well as prepare partners for client presentations. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting information gathering sessions with relevant BD teams and partners to clarify requirements, client needs, and approach
  • Drafting, editing, and finalizing external-facing BD materials such as credentials statements, pitch documents, and responses to RFPs
  • Collaborating with BD teams, lawyers, and firm resources in gathering and compiling information for credentials statements, pitch documents and responses to RFPs
  • Analyzing ITT/RFP/RFI request documents to elicit compliance requirements, instructions, evaluation criteria, and undertake other bid management tasks such as developing bid plans and templates, liaising with internal SMEs to produce high quality documents
  • Helping partners prepare for client meetings, including developing scripts, talking points, and additional supporting pitch documents. Providing one-on-one partner coaching as needed
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess experience working in a team/pitch environment and experience utilizing project/pitch management tools
  • Are comfortable working in a high-pressure environment and have a strong understanding of effective proposal and business development strategies
  • Demonstrate superior writing/language skills and the ability to convey complex technical information in reader-friendly language
And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with an APMP certification a plus
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ related experience developing and managing credentials, proposals, tenders, or other written sales tools along with at least four (4) years’ relevant work experience in a legal or professional services environment is desired
Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!
Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

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