22nd August 2019

Pitch Manager

Reference: BBBH16763

Location: Belfast Job Type: Permanent Date Posted: 22/08/2019

Are you an experienced Pitch & Tenders manager within the professional services industry?

Do you have meticulous attention to detail with strong knowledge of the pitch & tender process?

Would you like to work for a leading global company with excellent career opportunities?

We have a very exciting role with our prestigious client based in Belfast City Centre. If interested please call Alex, in confidence, on 02890 313157 or email [email protected]

The Pitch Manager will lead the proposal process for bids/pitches and panel proposals on key client and high value opportunities. To deliver pitch and proposals best practice, coach lawyers and BDMC (Business Development, Marketing and Communications) colleagues, manage projects and own the pitch process.


  • Lead the proposal process for bids/pitches and panel proposals for high value and key client opportunities
  • Provide coaching/training for partners, lawyers and BD/Marketing professionals around all aspects of pitch best practice
  • Conduct tender debrief meetings feeding back key points to the business to facilitate further learning and development
  • Develop best practices; develop and deliver training to regional and global teams including practice groups, BD teams, partner/PBS meetings
  • Work with partners to rigorously assess proposal opportunities, help partners to decline opportunities that are not in line with the firm strategy, and assemble teams and resources to respond quickly and effectively to those opportunities we do pursue
  • Proactively develop and manage key messages/content and marshal resources to ensure that proposals of superior quality are delivered on time

Skills and Requirements:

  • Organisation, project management, and ability to handle multiple projects on tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Interpersonal skills to work/lead in remote teams of partners, lawyers and BD/marketing professionals
  • Persuasive and diplomatic skills and ability to deal autonomously with highly intelligent and demanding internal clients at all levels
  • Client service focus, flexibility, can-do attitude; motivated and enthusiastic; personal drive and energy
  • Strong experience in BD/communications in professional services, with significant hands on experience in proposal development

Next Steps:

Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant in Abacus on 02890313157 for a confidential career discussion. Did you know? Abacus is NI’s only Highly Rated Recruiter with 4.5 Stars for customer satisfaction (Independent review site Feefo).

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