Proposal Specialist

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Posted: 01/18/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Legal Category: Marketing / Business Development Job Number: 1243

Job Description

Proposal Specialist
LA, Orange County, San Francisco, Sacramento, Austin, Seattle or DC

Our client is a full service boutique law firm with offices across the Western US and several Chambers-ranked practice groups. The Firm is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Proposal Specialist to join the Business Development Department. This person plays an integral role in the Firm's business development efforts by developing competitive, high-quality RFP responses and proposals from start to finish. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the proposal development process – from kickoff and work plan development to document production, editing and final review as well as interview presentation deliverables. The position reports to the Firm’s Proposal Manager.

 Key Responsibilities 
  • Lead proposal process for multiple concurrent RFPs, RFIs and RFQs from kickoff through submission and interview materials.
  • Comply with Firm proposal processes.
  • Establish work plans and ensure strict adherence to interim and final deadlines leading up to proposal submissions.
  • Facilitate kickoff meetings to discuss proposal requirements, writing assignments, win themes and schedules.
  • Customize existing proposal content to be responsive to specific RFP questions including effectively combining otherwise independent content and practice descriptions.
  • Draft persuasive and reader-friendly copy based on information from research, meetings with internal clients and Firm experience, as needed.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with attorneys, advisors, management and staff to gather content, feedback and sign-off on materials.
  • Oversee proposal production and delivery, ensuring quality and compliance with all RFP requirements and consistency with Firm guidelines, including layout and formatting.
  • Track completed proposals to help maintain firmwide proposal statistics.
  • Support proposal initiatives, including creation of content repository.

Experience and Qualifications
  • Previous law firm or professional services experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree in English, communications, or journalism is strongly preferred. 
  • 2+ years of proposal experience is desired.
  • Experience in writing for a business audience is a plus.
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good written and oral communication skills and editing and proofreading capabilities.
  • Dependable team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment. Must also be able to work well independently.
  • Strong client service orientation, exceptional time management skills and the ability to organize and prioritize multiple, simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be poised and able to exhibit professional diplomacy amid high stress situations. 
  • Flexibility to work beyond standard business hours as needed.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Successful candidate must be proactive, customer service oriented, energetic and reliable. As with all Firm positions, impeccable integrity, excellent judgment and sensitivity to others are essential. Enthusiasm, diverse interests and a good sense of humor are also useful and appreciated.

The target base compensation range for this role is $60k - $85k annually, DOE. Firm provides a generous and comprehensive benefits package.


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Meet Your Recruiter

Katie McMahan

Katie McMahan founded LMS in 2010. She oversees the operations and manages recruitment and client services. Katie is a former eDiscovery and litigation paralegal whose 15 years of legal experience give her the discernment and critical eye to recruit top talent around the country. For her clients, this means a strict vetting process and higher standards and expectations for those who say they are qualified. For candidates, it is an opportunity to work with a recruiter who has done the job and been in the hot seat. She offers empathy and advocacy during the interview process that is balanced with candid feedback and advice to encourage accountability and career growth.

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