Proposal Specialist (Orange County)

We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented and creative Proposal Specialist to join our firmwide Business Development Department. This person plays an integral role in the Firm's business development efforts by developing competitive, high-quality RFP responses, proposals, pitch materials and presentations from start to finish. The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the proposal development process – from RFP review and work plan development to document production, editing and final review as well as interview presentation deliverables. The Proposal Specialist position is a unique blend of writing, editing and project management. The position is based in our Orange County office and reports to the Business Development Director on the New Business Pursuits Team.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Reviewing RFPs and collaborating with attorney proposal leads to understand the opportunity and how to communicate Nossaman's competitive advantages.
  • Working closely with attorneys, business development staff, and various administrative departments to gather content, client relationship data, Firm statistics, and competitive intelligence.
  • Establishing a work plan and ensuring strict adherence to interim and final deadlines leading up to proposal submission.
  • Drafting, editing, formatting, and reviewing proposal documents, and ensuring the Firm's final submission adheres to all RFP requirements.
  • Preparing unique content and graphics (tables, graphs, etc.) to enhance a proposal's overall appeal.
  • Writing and producing various types of marketing collateral, including but not limited to proposals, interview presentations and supporting materials, and brochures for pitch meetings and templates.
  • Archiving proposal content to experience database as part of proposal completion procedure.
  • Tracking completed proposals to help maintain firm wide proposal statistics.
  • Supporting RFP evaluation process through review of opportunity alert emails and providing research on those that are within the firm’s capabilities.
  • Working with other business development and marketing staff to identify creative new ways to enhance proposal and presentation products.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in English, communications or journalism desired. Experience in writing for a business audience is a plus. 
  • Superior written and oral communication skills and editing and proofreading capabilities.
  • Flexibility and creativity to respond productively to the individualized needs of attorneys.
  • 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.
  • Ability to occasionally work outside of business hours (evenings and weekends) to meet strict deadlines and to provide the best quality work product is required.
    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.

Nossaman offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package. Qualified candidates are invited to apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume.

Nossaman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability status or any other category protected by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of Nossaman’s employment lifecycle including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities.

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