Closing Date:  30th July 2021

Location:  Belfast

The Bids/Proposals Specialist, EMEA will assist with the proposal process for bids/pitches and panel proposals on Key Client and high value/high growth opportunities and to manage proposals working in collaboration with BDMC colleagues.


  • Coordinate the proposal process for bids/pitches and panel proposals for high value, strategic, complex and Key Client opportunities, working closely with a senior team member
  • Manage standard proposals working in collaboration with Business Development, Marketing and Communication colleagues
  • Assist with pitch debrief meetings feeding back key points to the business to facilitate further learning and development
  • Develop best practice materials and information e.g. for the Pitch Perfect blog and Baker World internet pages
  • Develop and deliver training to other team members and assist with training to regional and global teams including practice groups, BD teams, Partner meetings
  • Develop key messages and client centric content to ensure that proposals of superior quality are delivered on time

Experience Required

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Strong experience in BD/ communications in professional services (ideally legal), with significant hands-on experience in proposal development and management
  • Organisation, project management, and ability to handle multiple projects on tight deadlines simultaneously with limited guidance
  • Excellent writing skills and experience in developing value propositions, win themes and executive summaries for proposals
  • Interpersonal skills to work/lead in remote teams of partners, lawyers and BDMC professionals
  • Persuasive and diplomacy skills and ability to deal autonomously with highly intelligent and demanding internal clients at all levels
  • Client service focus, flexibility, can-do attitude; motivated and enthusiastic; personal drive and energy
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills