Pitch Assistant

Location: 

Liverpool, GB

Department or practice area:  Business Development

Taylor Wessing

 

Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 

 

With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Business Development  team, with the addition of a Pitch Assistant.

 

The opportunity for you

 

We are looking for an ambitious individual looking for a career in business development to join our BD team as a Pitch Assistant. If you enjoy writing and like working in a fast-paced environment, with a focus on delivering commercial outcomes, we welcome your application.

 

The Pitch Assistant will play a play a key role in helping the business achieve profitable revenue growth across the UK, Ireland and the Middle East.

 

You will work alongside practice and sector lawyers and BD and marketing colleagues to support on all aspects of the pitch process. A key focus will be to create compelling pitch documents, with sharp messaging and a strong visual impact that help us to win profitable work.

 

The Pitch team is led by an Assistant BD Manager and includes two pitch assistants. You will also work closely with our BD and Marketing operations team, as well as our client insights and data team, the design team and team of analysts.

 

The Pitch Assistant will have direct exposure to senior lawyers and a broad range of colleagues across the firm. As well as technical excellence, you will need to demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. A keen eye for design will be a distinct advantage.

 

This role is an excellent opportunity to gain BD experience and build a solid platform on which to build a successful career. A pitch role is a fantastic foundational role for anyone looking to develop a career in business development, sales or professional services marketing.

 

Key responsibilities

 

  • Pitch support: Support on all aspects of the pitch process initial kick off and scoping to lessons learned, with a hard focus on the conversion of opportunities.
  • Sales collateral. Work closely with Practice and Sector BD teams to assist with the production of sales support materials for client meetings including tailored pitch documents, credential statements, flyers and brochures.
  • Collaboration: Work with colleagues in our client insights and data, pricing, risk, and knowledge teams, as well as across our BD, Marketing and Communications function to bring together insights and information to ensure success in our pitch activities.
  • Content creation. Maintain and update the pitch content library. Further develop and maintain a library of baselines and 'grab and go' sales collateral, enabling us to respond quickly, consistently and efficiently to opportunities.
  • Experience tracking. Support the efficient implementation and maintenance of the experience capture process.
  • Measurement and reporting. Responsibility for pitch tracking, capture and reporting. Prepare internal BD activity reports and feed into internal communications.
  • Panel tracker. Ongoing responsibility for the panel tracker liaising with the sector and practice BD teams to ensure we are rigorous in targeting and leveraging panel opportunities.
  • Projects. Support ad hoc projects, typically focused on improving efficiency, such as developing standard templates or creating best practice content.

 

Knowledge, skills and experience

 

  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral.
  • Organisational skills; the ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines.
  • A very high attention to detail.
  • A team player – high emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong work ethic and results/outcome focused approach.
  • Curious about business, people and buying behaviours.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and often conflicting priorities.
  • Professional, proactive, creative, tenacious, good humoured and enthusiastic approach to all work and interactions.

 

Benefits

 

Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 

 

  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or adopt a child). 

 

Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 

 

Our culture

  

Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

 

 

The way we work

 

At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  

 

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