• San Francisco

    Holly Brown
    HR Manager of Staff Recruitment
    11355 West Olympic Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    General: 310.312.4000
    Fax: 310.996.6975

    Department: Business Development & Marketing
    Position Title: Business Development Assistant
    Office Location: San Francisco
    Description: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP is looking to fill two Business Development Assistant roles to join our Marketing & Business Development Team. This position will assist in the development of pitch books, proposals, responses to RFPs, and other initiatives to develop new business and expand client relationships. The primary responsibility of the Business Development Assistant is to collect and maintain the firm’s RFP/Pitch/Proposal databases. These positions can be based out of our Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C. or New York offices.

    • Work with the Business Development team and attorneys to produce new business presentations (pitch books) and responses to requests for proposal (RFP's)
    • Gather recent deal and case information from local attorneys and update and maintain marketing materials such as descriptions and bios.
    • Maintain and proactively update practice descriptions, attorney bios, client lists, deal lists, case lists, and awards lists.
    • Track RFP and proposal successes and conduct win/loss analysis, including following-up with marketing and business development team members and lawyers to analyze and document results.
    • Research prospective targets, industries, markets, competitors and target account planning; utilizing firm-wide resources, online databases, and librarian searches.
    • Work with the public relations team to assist with providing case and deal information to assist with firm submissions to legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500.
    • Work collaboratively with marketing, business development and other departments and assist in developing tools and processes to ensure efficient operations.
    • Assist with other marketing and business development activities on an as needed basis.
    • Bachelor’s degree required and 1-2 years relevant experience
    • Ability to proofread and ensure accuracy in written materials including pitches, presentations, etc.
    • Well developed interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the Firm.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus.
    • Must have superior organization skills to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines.
    • Attention to detail, demonstrated good judgment and the ability to work under pressure of tight deadlines is required.
    • The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a fast paced environment, have a can-do attitude, good stamina and be able to handle multiple tasks and work effectively under time constraints.
    • Previous experience with pitches and proposals preferred. Law firm or professional services experience a plus.

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