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Sr. Proposal Writer

Posted: November 8, 2018

The Sr. Proposal Writer will provide core and key written content for the firm’s responses to strategic opportunities, including requests for proposals (RFPs) and high-level in-person pitch opportunities. He or she will work as a part of a team to manage large-scale RFP responses, and also will be expected to manage smaller proposals independently.

Job Description

Work with Director of Strategic Opportunities, partners and other stakeholders to develop and align the firm’s value propositions and key messages in written form. This includes:

  • Developing an intimate working knowledge of the firm, its practice groups and the industries it serves.
  • Developing, updating and maintaining standard RFP and pitch template language across departments and practice groups, and maintaining and working in the firm’s pitch language database when needed.
  • Developing tailored and responsive content on a variety of sources, including subject-matter expert interviews and existing collateral.
  • Working with partners to develop a strategy for the RFP response and coordinating participation and responses across partners.
  • Writing and editing original text for all client proposals with attention to crafting narrative formats that are consistent across practice groups – ensuring all materials sound like “one voice”.
  • Tailoring boilerplate content to answer questions in a strategic, dynamic and directly responsive manner.
  • Confirming that proposals meet submission requirements and ensure proper and timely delivery.

Additional responsibilities include coordinating with multiple departments and practice areas to develop effective proposals that are delivered on time. This includes:

  • Developing and managing projects plans (timelines, milestones, dependencies, deliverables) for specific RFP projects.
  • Tracking of RFP activity, including follow-up activities with marketing personnel and lawyers to determine outcome and/or next steps.
  • Document and share results and best practices with internal stakeholders.
  • Ensure grammar/spelling/punctuation accuracy and consistency in style across all language content. Proofreading, editing and drafting of other materials on an as needed basis.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in the following areas:

  • Four-year college degree, with a minimum of seven years of proposal and/or marketing writing experience at a large law firm or professional services organization.
  • Dependable, proactive team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated writing ability, aptitude for sales and project management.
  • Strong client service ethic.
  • Strong project management, and multi-tasking skills and the ability to work effectively in high-pressure situations requiring adherence to tight deadlines.
  • Strong leadership qualities, the ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Strong problem solver and consensus builder.
  • Respect for complementary skill sets.
  • Hands-on with a proven “make it happen” mindset; demonstrated resourcefulness and self-directed behavior.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with InterAction and Breeze a plus.

For more information, visit:
https://www.seyfarth.com/Staff


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