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Proposal Specialist/Senior Proposal Specialist


Job Details

Firm Name: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Posted: Wed. Feb 21, 2024
Location: Downtown Toronto

Job Type

  • General

Proposal Specialist/Senior Proposal Specialist

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) has an opening for a Proposal Specialist or Senior Proposal Specialist to join the Client Relations & Marketing department in the Toronto office.

Reporting to the Director, Client Value, this role will work closely with Blakes lawyers, marketing colleagues and other administrative departments to create industry-leading pitch and proposal materials. The successful candidate will be someone who has a passion for writing and editing, with strong analytical skills.

Primary responsibilities associated with this position include:  

  • Leading the proposal response process from start to finish, including:
    • Developing a strategic approach, drawing on existing content and drafting customized content based on various partners’ needs
    • Establishing and meeting deadlines for efficient, on-time delivery of materials
    • Arranging for and executing debrief discussions with lawyers and clients
  • Project managing bid opportunities, from multi-practice bids to smaller competitive opportunities
  • Overseeing the collection and organization of precedent materials
  • Assisting with the creation of presentations for client pitches
  • Assisting with periodic writing and editing projects
  • Providing support to the Proposal team and broader Client Relations & Marketing department



  • University degree with relevant experience in the legal or professional services industry, or another client-facing industry, for a minimum of two years (Proposal Specialist) to four years (Senior Proposal Specialist)
  • Bilingual in English and French an asset


  • Proven experience with writing, editing and formatting documents, proposals, grant applications or working with other documents that meet an established set of guidelines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to interact professionally and confidentially with people at all levels of the organization
  • Strong client-service approach, with a desire to meet high expectations
  • Well organized, with superb attention to detail and excellent time-management skills
  • Proactive, with the ability to listen and influence others
  • A creative thinker, with effective problem-solving skills and judgment
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and PowerPoint

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your application and include your cover letter and résumé directly to our application portal.

Blakes wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Who We Are

At Blakes, we care about our people. We are committed to providing exceptional experiences for not only our clients but also our employees. As a winner of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and Greater Toronto’s Top Employers awards, we understand the importance of fostering an inclusive workplace environment that brings out the best in each person. Our success as a firm starts with the hiring and retaining top talent and then helping them succeed/thrive.

Blakes welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. The Firm is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment composed of people with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, identities and cultures.

The Firm provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities and in respect of other protected grounds during the recruitment process in accordance with applicable laws. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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