Bids & Business Development Executive

Location: South West
Salary: £30,000
Contract type: Permanent
Date posted: 29/03/2019

An opportunity has arisen for a Bids and Business Development Executive to join the Business Development team in Bristol. Reporting to the Bid Manager, the role will involve working on a range of Bids support, panel management and business development support for the Public Sector.

The Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with the Bids & BD Managers to understand client requirements.
  • Support the Bids & BD Managers in liaising with the lawyers and business services professionals that contribute to bids.
  • Help in developing materials for pitches.
  • Gather feedback from bids to public sector organisations.
  • Assist with the analysis and reporting of bids.
  • Grasp an understanding of the firm’s public sector panel and help the team to find the best opportunities for the firm and create strong competitor analysis.
  • Assist Bids and BD Managers with consistent relationship mapping and co-ordinating quarterly targeting forums in order to maintain client relationships.
  • Work alongside partners to identify strong contacts for the firm to approach to generate new business.
  • Update the internal team on bids and BD movement.
  • Contribute to regular public sector BD meetings and create strategy sessions when necessary.
  • Work with Client Development team to develop key public sector clients.
  • Update our public sector marketing materials, website content and Crown Commercial Services prospectuses.
  • Draft public sector directory submissions for Chambers UK and Legal 500.
  • Manage BD budgets by recording spend, processing invoices, checking budget reports and flagging areas that are under/over spending.

The Candidate:

  • Minimum of one year’s demonstrable experience in business development
  • Must have experience working in a professional services firm, ideally legal.
  • Good knowledge of Excel

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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