Bids Executive/Assistant - Birmingham/Manchester/Exeter
Based in either Birmingham, Manchester or Exeter, a leading legal firm requires a Bids Executive or Bids Assistant to join their small but busy team.
The bids team sits within a supportive and engaged wider Marketing and Business Development function of 24 people who together help to deliver the firm's marketing and client development objectives and the Bids Executive or Bids Assistant will proactively work with all parts of the department. The four strong bids team work on almost all of the firm's formal bids, proposals and tenders. The firm wins a significant proportion of its work through formal tenders, so this will be a high profile role that will allow the successful applicant to build relationships at partner level and make a real and measurable impact. The role holder will provide support in a variety of ways from administrative support to content management, through to working alongside the more senior members of the team on individual bids and learning to run smaller or more straightforward bid opportunities themselves. Key responsibilities will include opportunity monitoring, bid information management and submissions, updating collateral, dealing with queries and working with the bid lead to seek feedback from clients on all proposals and pitches and sharing with respective internal teams to measure the success of proposals and tenders.
The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background allied with proven marketing experience gained in a professional services environment, ideally a law firm, in either a bid focused role or a role where bids and capability statements strongly featured. Self-motivated, positive and proactive, the Bids Executive or Bids Assistant, will possess excellent team working and communication skills and the ability to work effectively to meet deadlines.
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