BD Pitch Specialist

  • Job Reference: JO0000003946
  • Date Posted: 9 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Marketing / Business Development
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This is an amazing opportunity for a highly organised self-starter with good judgement, strong attention to detail, a real passion for pitching, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships among lawyers and staff to achieve desired results.

As a Pitch Specialist you join the BD team in the growing London office of one of the worlds most successful law firms.

Working with the dedicated pitch team and partners across London, Paris and Brussels in pursuit of new business opportunities with both new and existing clients, you will add value at each stage of the process, from opportunity evaluation and intelligence gathering to pitch execution and follow up.

You will work in collaboration with the Pitch Manager and Coordinator on the timely delivery of high-quality pitches, as well as communicating and collaborating with a global team of approximately 150 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the broader BD, marketing and communications efforts of the Firm.

Some essential functions:

  • Take complete ownership of pitch opportunities, championing best practices and working with our existing Pitch Coordinator and Pitch Manager to ensure all opportunities are correctly managed.
  • Work directly with partners to create bespoke materials and unique and persuasive content, ensuring appropriate engagement of key stakeholders across the London, Paris and Brussels offices.
  • Work directly with partners to ensure client presentations are visually appealing and up-to-date with the latest information.
  • Leverage intelligence gathered from databases (Mergermarket, Preqin, Debtwire, PitchBook), coupled with a thorough understanding of the Firm's business, to prepare thoughtful materials for partner meetings with existing/prospective clients.
  • Work with the Pitch Coordinator to develop their skills in relation to pitching (with no line management responsibilities).
  • Ensure all work produced is logged correctly in relevant internal databases and base pitching documents are kept up to date with the latest information (deals, awards, directories, lawyer numbers etc.).
  • Track results in internal databases, sharing outcomes with the teams.
  • Juggle tight deadlines and manage expectations; evaluate projects and prioritize effectively.
  • Provide ad hoc support on other BD practice activities as and when required.

With hybrid working in place, the firm's London office days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, which gives flexibility for working from home on Monday and Friday. Each department determines how the hybrid working arrangement works best for their team.

It is an exciting time to join an expanding and collaborative team providing essential support for new and ongoing business opportunities.

This opportunity must not be missed by anyone who is ambitious and wants to expand their knowledge, grow their career and gain experience working with some of the best people in the business.

There will be a lot of interest in this vacancy, so don't delay and get in touch with us today!