Bids & Business Development Manager – Bristol

Location: South West
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000
Contract type: Permanent
Date posted: 03/02/2023

Join a renowned global law firm and take your career to the next level as their Bids Manager! Based in either Birmingham or Bristol, this exciting role calls for an expert in bid development and business development strategies. Be a key player in driving the firm’s growth plans forward by managing the entire bidding pipeline and elevating the firm’s internal bidding processes to new heights. If you’re ready for a challenging and fulfilling career opportunity, this could be the perfect role for you!

The Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Executive Board and partners to anticipate client needs, and provide practical guidance on how bids will be scored.
  • Ensuring an organised and controlled process to drive bids forward through personal commitment.
  • Developing the best win strategy for each bid, considering optimum commercial strategies.
  • Working with stakeholders to formulate models for a profitable offer in line with the prospect’s needs and the agreed strategy for bids.
  • Producing a first draft document with the agreed strategy and articulated responses aligned to the tender scoring criteria.
  • Working with the wider business to manage the bids pipeline and run bid workshops to maximise the chances of success.
  • Understanding models for bids best practice, putting forward proposals to improve internal processes and managing projects to deliver improvements.
  • Supporting the Senior Bids and BD Manager in the business operations.

The Candidate:

  • Previous experience managing bids and supporting business development activity, ideally within a professional services environment.
  • Demonstrate strong strategic and commercial awareness, with industry and competitor knowledge.
  • Knowledge and understanding of pitch presentation skills and best practice.
  • Have experience in coaching and/or managing others.

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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