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Firm Proposals Coordinator

Jones Day  - Branch

160 Attorneys; 90 Staff

Reports to:                Firm Proposals Manager

LOCATION:               77 West Wacker, Chicago, IL 60601  

EDUCATION:          Four-year college degree.

EXPERIENCE:           Minimum three years’ experience in a business and/or professional services environment, experience in the legal environment preferred


Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Working as part of the global Business Acquisition Unit (part of the global Business Development & Communications department), the Proposals Coordinator supports all aspects of responding to RFPs and creating proposals and pitches, including developing drafts, finalizing the end product, overseeing submission to the client or prospective client, and follow-up to determine the result.  Occasional additional hours and/or weekend work may be required.


Required Qualifications:

•Strong organizational, time, and project management skills, able to handle many tasks/projects simultaneously

•Excellent oral communication and business writing/editing skills, with meticulous attention to detail

•Ability to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities

•Strong commitment to teamwork, able to establish effective working relationships across regional, practice, and Firm lines

•Four-year college degree, minimum three years experience in a business and/or professional services environment, experience in the legal environment preferred

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:      Proposals Coordinator – Chicago Office 

Posted: September 13, 2017 

Business Development Specialist

Locke Lord LLP   - Branch

110 Attorneys; 100 Staff

Reports to:             Business Development & Marketing Manager               

LOCATION:       111 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL      

EDUCATION:      Undergraduate degree is required, with a specialization in business or marketing, or an equivalent field.

EXPERIENCE:         • Minimum of four years of business development, marketing or consultancy experience (law firm or professional services firm experience is a plus). • Able to successfully manage and prioritize a heavy workload, meet deadlines and delegate tasks. • Proven track record of driving successful revenue-building initiatives. • Sophisticated understanding of targeted cross-servicing. • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with all levels of personnel.        

DESCRIPTION:      Looking for a results-driven Business Development Specialist in Locke Lord’s Chicago office to help support the Firm’s global business development initiatives with the ultimate goal of driving and growing revenue. Duties include: • Serving as the business development liaison to assigned Firm-wide practice groups and sections; activating practice group and section marketing and helping to establish and carry out viable marketing plans. • Developing customized pitches, responses to RFPs, and other marketing collateral for new business opportunities and client meetings. • Working with practice groups and sections to determine effective, detailed approaches to pursuing new business while driving the follow-up and implementation. • Serving as point person for practice- and industry-related sponsorships and events. • With the support of the Business Development Research team, reviewing in-depth research and analysis of individuals, companies, industries and competitors to determine a strategy for outreach. • Analyzing, evaluating and tracking existing and potential business development initiatives across the Firm; with input from the Marketing and Business Development Manager, the Director of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer, recommend strategies and tactics to increase the initiatives' overall effectiveness.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:      Stephanie.myers@lockelord.com        

Posted: September 8, 2017