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Business Development Advisor – Proposal Manager

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About Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is one of the largest law firms in the world with 78 offices in 46 countries. Our office at the "Zuidas" in Amsterdam employs approximately 180 lawyers, tax lawyers and notaries, working for international and large Dutch clients. Baker McKenzie is currently recruiting a: Business Development Advisor (fulltime).

Overall purpose of this position

The bulk of your day-to-day job will be to draft commercial proposals, respond to large and small RFPs and develop capability statements, almost exclusively in English. In addition, you will be responsible for developing and updating pitch materials, databases and structuring the feedback process. As part of your job, you will liaise with a large number of stakeholders, e.g. the responsible partner(s), the client, the Business Development team, the pitch production center, the pitch pursuit excellent team and colleagues in the various  Baker McKenzie offices across the globe.

Gerard Wentink: “In the BD department we often work under pressure and the stakes are high. We are looking for a new colleague who can deal with this and still maintain a good sense of humour."
More specifically, someone who can:

Experience required

We are looking for an enthusiastic, Business Development Advisor for the Bids & Tenders Team, which is part of our larger Business Development department. We would like to add someone to our existing team, who is detail-oriented, pragmatic, eager to learn and has the talent and drive to be(come) a strong commercial advisor to the organization. You already have experience in proposal management (2-3 years), ideally in in the legal/tax services industry (law firm,accounting firm or consulting firm). 

Ideally, our new colleague is:

Compensation & benefits

In return, we offer a dynamic, versatile job in a challenging working environment as part of an ambitious and fun team. You will have the opportunity to help shape policies, pitch new ideas and help us further optimize and improve processes and materials.


For more information, please contact:
Dana Verveld (Senior Recruiter) via or 020-5517812.

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