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2017-04-11 00:00

A leading specialist law firm is seeking an established Bid Manager to join their growing team. You will be a part of a dynamic business development team, responsible for the entire bid function with two direct reports. This is a great opportunity to work for a growing Top 100 firm and prides itself on being able to offer top quality work, excellent career prospects and a healthy work life balance.


The Responsibilities:


  • Management and supervision of the bid team
  • Prioritising resource within the bid team
  • Ensuring each bid is in line with firm strategy and is commercially sound
  • Overseeing and project managing a wide range of bids and capability statements
  • Working closely with partners to develop winning strategies and propositions
  • Coaching, influencing and challenging partners on applying best practice to content and delivery of content
  • Coaching and mentoring junior members of the team working on bids
  • Providing weekly tender updates to Heads of Department and Senior Partner as part of the Tender Operations Group
  • Supporting Partners in wider BD plans and activity
  • Conducting win/loss reviews, identify themes and report to Partner group
  • Identifying areas for development of new tools e.g. new bid templates/structures/content
  • Holding kick off/bid/no bid meetings and pursuing content for bids
  • Drafting, editing and proof reading compelling content, reflecting agreed messages
  • Gathering best practice and ensuring this is disseminated to the entire BD team
  • Monitoring procurement portals for potential opportunities
  • Other projects as agreed with the Director of Marketing and BD


The Candidate:

  • Experience in leading, motivating and developing a team.
  • Experience working in a professional services firm, ideally a law firm.
  • Have a sound understanding of the complexity of bid management in a professional services environment
  • Have the ability to influence at a senior level and the ability to interact with partners.
  • Have strong project management skills and a proven track record of juggling multiple projects.


Please note: Due to the specific sectors we work in, only candidates with valid work experience in a Law Firm, Accountancy Firm, Management Consultancy, Property/Construction Firm, Financial Services Firm or a high profile relevant Association or Agency will be considered.  We regret that our clients will not accept applications outside of these areas.


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