Senior Bid Executive

Location: London
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
Contract type: Permanent
Date posted: 01 March 2018

A leading global law firm is currently recruiting for a Senior Bid Executive to join the Corporate Projects team. In this pivotal role, you have the lead responsibility for pitches (written proposals, tenders and pitch meetings) covered by the team.

The Responsibilities:

  • Interpreting complex RFPs and communicating client requirements to internal stakeholders;
  • Applying the firm’s Go/No-Go process;
  • Leading on bid strategy and execution, including driving understanding of prospective client hot buttons, mapping client decision makers and influencers, identifying USPs and win messaging, and analysing competitor positioning;
  • Managing engagement with internal stakeholders (partners, fee-earners, practice/sector/geography BD and business teams);
  • Chairing or contributing to bid meetings, such as kick-off meetings, strategy sessions and internal reviews;
  • Bid project management from bid receipt to submission: agree internal bid timetable and milestones, track progress against timetable and escalate any issues;
  • Writing and managing bid response documentation. Sourcing, drafting and editing content as appropriate;
  • Support the CP BD Manager in regular reporting and monitoring of pitch activity of the department, including by ensuring all pitches are centrally logged on the firm’s global bid database so that precedent content can be easily located and accessed. Support with management information (MI) and performance analysis of pitch activity data as required to help identify trends
  • Collaborate with and support the London-based Head of Bids on central efforts to promote, embed and reinforce bid best practice across the firm

The Candidate:

  • Demonstrable experience of working in a similar bids role, with a track record of successfully managing bids end-to-end (from PQQ to ITT to presentation), either in a legal or professional services environment or in another bid-heavy sector
  • Excellent written communication skills. Able to write compelling proposals that are clear, concise and error free in short timeframes
  • Excellent organisational skills, able to prioritise, delegate effectively, meet deadlines and monitor own workload. Able to work on multiple bid submissions in parallel required to deliver against timeframes


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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