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French Speaking Pitch Manager 9 month maternity cover


DLA Piper
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Office Manager Jobs
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Description

THE OPPORTUNITY

The French speaking Pitch Manager role focuses on helping the firm win new profitable business by responding to pitch opportunities. You will be responsible for project managing the creation of pitches and presentation materials, working across our practice groups, sectors and offices.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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Advise and challenge legal teams on the decision to respond to pitch opportunities

*

Lead pitches in accordance with our best practice pitch process

*

Developing the pitch strategy including win themes and value proposition

*

Scoping the pitch opportunity to understand client needs and to ensure our proposal is responsive

*

Involving subject matter experts, for example the pricing team, to develop our proposition

*

Developing pitch content that is compelling and focused on the client

*

Briefing contributors to ensure their input is tailored, relevant and received on time

*

Finalising and submitting pitches in line with the client's instructions

*

Coordinate presentation rehearsals and offer advice and coaching on style, approach, messaging

*

Conducting client debriefs to capture feedback

*

Coach, mentor and support other Marketing & Business Development colleagues on best practice pitch techniques

*

Deliver training on pitch best practice to increase efficiencies and improve success rates

*

Provide recommendations on improving the pitch process

*

Take responsibility for additional projects which support the pitch team's priorities

ABOUT YOU

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Effective time and project management skills

*

Excellent communication skills in English and French - both written and oral

*

Capable of writing documents in both English and French

*

Excellent interpersonal skills, able to exercise tact and diplomacy

*

Negotiation and influencing skills

*

Commercial awareness and acumen

*

An ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information

*

Experience in dealing with a demanding workload and conflicting priorities

*

A collaborative working style, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team

*

Degree/CIM Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing/MBA (desirable)

ABOUT US

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

OUR VALUES

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

*

Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully

*

Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in

*

Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big

*

Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At DLA Piper we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.

We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent. Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.

AGILE WORKING

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.
Description

THE OPPORTUNITY

The French speaking Pitch Manager role focuses on helping the firm win new profitable business by responding to pitch opportunities. You will be responsible for project managing the creation of pitches and presentation materials, working across our practice groups, sectors and offices.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

*

Advise and challenge legal teams on the decision to respond to pitch opportunities

*

Lead pitches in accordance with our best practice pitch process

*

Developing the pitch strategy including win themes and value proposition

*

Scoping the pitch opportunity to understand client needs and to ensure our proposal is responsive

*

Involving subject matter experts, for example the pricing team, to develop our proposition

*

Developing pitch content that is compelling and focused on the client

*

Briefing contributors to ensure their input is tailored, relevant and received on time

*

Finalising and submitting pitches in line with the client's instructions

*

Coordinate presentation rehearsals and offer advice and coaching on style, approach, messaging

*

Conducting client debriefs to capture feedback

*

Coach, mentor and support other Marketing & Business Development colleagues on best practice pitch techniques

*

Deliver training on pitch best practice to increase efficiencies and improve success rates

*

Provide recommendations on improving the pitch process

*

Take responsibility for additional projects which support the pitch team's priorities

ABOUT YOU

*

Effective time and project management skills

*

Excellent communication skills in English and French - both written and oral

*

Capable of writing documents in both English and French

*

Excellent interpersonal skills, able to exercise tact and diplomacy

*

Negotiation and influencing skills

*

Commercial awareness and acumen

*

An ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information

*

Experience in dealing with a demanding workload and conflicting priorities

*

A collaborative working style, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team

*

Degree/CIM Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing/MBA (desirable)

ABOUT US

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

OUR VALUES

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

*

Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully

*

Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in

*

Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big

*

Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At DLA Piper we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.

We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent. Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.

AGILE WORKING

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.
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