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Business Development Pitch Manager - Hybrid - Global Reach

Job Description

VANRATH are assisting with the recruitment of a Business Development Pitch Manager for a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries.

By joining this exciting global team, you will be supported by colleagues from around the world. This proves to be a fantastic opportunity for a graduate or professional who wants to progress their career and widen their knowledge in a Global organisation that places immense value on their staff.

This is a Hybrid working role - 2 days at Home & 3 days in Belfast City Centre office (State of the Art).

This is a Monday - Friday position. Permanent position.

Fully Negotiable + Discretionary Bonuses + Progression Opportunities + Fantastic benefits from Global Firm


As a Pitch and Proposal Manager, you will improve the companies approach to pitching and as a result, increase the proposal success rate.

You will help advance and improve our EMEA pitch function by:

  • Leading and advising on the most strategic and high-profile pitches and proposals

  • Drive efficiencies into the pitch process by continuously reviewing and improving the methods, technology and practices we use in our cross border, cross practice group pitches and proposals

  • Support the global head of pitching with reporting and tracking pitch outcomes across EMEA

What you will do

  • Lead and advise on the most strategic and high-profile pitches and proposals across the EMEA region - driving the process, shaping the team, facilitating meetings, bringing best practice, agreeing strategy and messaging, drafting and reviewing content and coaching pitch teams

  • Help build the infrastructure and tools across EMEA to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the pitch process

  • Evaluate and debrief the pitch outcomes for the major pitches and proposals, identifying win/loss themes and work with the Global Head of Pitching to implement areas of improvement

  • Collaborate with global pitch community to ensure new global pitch programmes, systems and processes are implemented to help drive innovation and efficiencies

  • Report on the regions pitch activity, performance and results

  • Work closely with Marketing Technology team to help identify, implement and socialise new technology into our pitching processes

  • Build relationships with external experts and bodies to keep on top of industry best practice

The Ideal Person:

  • Proven experience leading and advising on successful cross-border/complex pitches and proposals - Minimum 2 years
  • Credibility and first-rate influencing skills
  • Strong project-management skills to lead the firm's most important cross-team pitches successfully
  • Good commercial understanding of the markets in which the firm operates and be prepared to get up-to-speed on relevant products or sectors quickly
  • Ability to manage virtual teams, involving and drawing on the resources and expertise of local BD team

For further information on this vacancy, or any other jobs in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jack Groves in the strictest confidence.

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