Proposal Manager

Jessica Wong

Proposal Manager

At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you’ll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, please apply through our career website by following this link.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Join Seyfarth as a Proposal Manager, where you’ll 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. 

THE DAY-TO-DAY:

You’ll work closely with other members of the Pitch & Proposal Team and coordinate 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.

You’ll also work with the Senior Director, Strategic Pricing, Proposals, & Business Solutions, 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 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”.
  • Confirming that proposals meet submission requirements and ensure proper and timely delivery.
YOU HAVE:
  • A four-year college degree or related experience, with a minimum of five 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.

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

Seyfarth provides competitive salary and benefits at all levels, and our culture embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of its professionals like no other firm. Our allied professionals are a collaborative team, helping to define the unique client experience offered by the firm. We understand that it takes more than attorneys to build a successful legal practice; everyone participates in our commitment to excellence. 

We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.

MORE ABOUT SEYFARTH:

With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at www.seyfarth.com/careers/.

Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the followinglink:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

Seyfarth is an EO Employer –M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

It is an essential job requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for this role.  If you need an accommodation of any kind for religious or disability reasons, including related to this job requirement, please contact Human Resources. 

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