Bids, Pursuits & Proposals Manager (West & Wales) - Bristol
One of the largest professional services firms in the world is looking for a hungry, driven and engaging individual who is passionate about helping the firms teams navigate the pursuit cycle. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual who wants to be a part of a maturing proposals infrastructure in the South West and Wales to work alongside a range of stakeholders from the firm's Assurance, Deals, Consulting and Tax lines of service.
Based in Bristol, the Bids, Pursuits & Proposals Manager will provide end-to-end proposals support to the West and Wales region. Although the role forms part of the national Pursuits and Proposals team, day-to-day you will work alongside the local Sales and Marketing team, which includes business development and marketing professionals aligned to different parts of the firm's pursuit cycle. You will also work with local partners and director stakeholders from the business and will be leaned on and turned to for support and advice for all stages of pursuit and will be trusted to run and operate the territory in your own way. You will work closely with stakeholders across Assurance, Deals, Consulting and Tax lines of service, to align support to priority areas and drive proposal best practice in the region, whether that's through training, reporting on key trends or other means. Responsibilities will include helping draft, review and amend proposal documents and collateral, responding promptly to proposals content queries, building networks of SMEs across the region and the firm and conducting client feedback and post decision reviews. The role holder will also be tasked with the delivery of tailored training modules and working closely with Office Senior Partners to understand where training may be required.
The Bids, Pursuits & Proposals Manager will have excellent project management and coaching skills, coupled with an ability to think commercially and see the bigger picture. You will need to be able and confident to provide your views and challenge and support teams in a constructive manner and build on relationships across the region. You will also need patience and flexibility to understand that, with a broad geography and group of stakeholders, there is no one right way. The ideal candidate will also be a self-motivated individual of graduate calibre with a proven track record of delivering proposal management and bid advice for high value proposals and of proposal coaching and the provision of proposal support, with the ability to implement both strategic and tactical initiatives. Previous experience of working in professional services or a partnership environment would be highly advantageous.
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