Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) has an immediate opening for an experienced l Proposal Specialist. This is a role for someone who has excellent editing and analytical skills. You will join the Client Relations & Marketing team in a firmwide role and can be based in the Greater Montréal Region or the Greater Toronto Area.
Reporting to the Director, Client Value, you will work closely with lawyers, marketing colleagues and other administrative departments to create industry-leading pitch and proposal materials.
In this role, you will:
Lead the proposal response process from start to finish. This includes:
Developing a strategic approach, drawing on existing content and drafting customized content based on various partners’ needs
Establishing and meeting deadlines for efficient on-time delivery of materials
Arranging for and executing debrief discussions with lawyers and clients
Provide support to the Proposal team, directors and managers
Project manage bid opportunities, from large national, multi-practice and multi-office bids to smaller competitive opportunities
Oversee the collection and organization of precedent materials
Assist with the creation of presentations for client pitches
Assist with periodic writing and editing projects
University diploma with a minimum of three years of relevant experience in the legal or professional services industry, or another client-facing industry (in other words, you are used to delivering services to people who have specialized knowledge)
Being fluently bilingual in English and French, both spoken and written, is considered a plus but not a requirement
Experience writing, editing and formatting documents, proposals, grant applications and other documents that meet an established set of guidelines
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Well organized with superb attention to detail and excellent time-management skills
Ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships
Proactive thinker with the ability and willingness to listen and influence
Personal integrity, discretion and a strong client-service orientation
A team player who works well independently
A sense of humour is appreciated
Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and PowerPoint
Experience with any of the following is considered a plus: SharePoint, inDesign and Illustrator
How to Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and résumé directly to our online application portal by clicking submit application.
Blakes wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Who We Are
Blakes welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. The Firm is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment comprised of people with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, identities and cultures.
The Firm provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities and in respect of other protected grounds during the recruitment process in accordance with applicable laws. Please contact us to request accommodation.