Bids Manager (12 Month FTC) – Leading Law Firm – London/Leeds/Manchester

Ref Number:
  • LT7145
  • Legal
  • Bids/Proposal
Job Type:
  • Contract
  • Leeds, London, Manchester, UK Regions
  • up to £65,000

  • Colette Norfolk
  • +44 (0)20 3174 1875

Based in either London, Leeds or Manchester, a leading UK law firm requires a strong bids specialist on a 12 month fixed term contract basis to take on an autonomous and influential role. This role requires an experienced bids professional to lead on key proposals and enhance the level of support, creativity and continually improve internal processes. The team is well established and supports on a wide range of proposals from routine service line opportunities through to major FTSE100 panel opportunities. There are some established best practices, but the team prides itself on it's ethic of continual improvement. The role holder will report to the Head of Bids and have close working relationships across many areas of the business, including Partners and Senior Managers. The Bids Manager will be involved in a variety of capability statements and will expected to call on other resource from around the business as appropriate. You will project managing the overall bid process, challenging on bid/no bid decisions and advising and leading partners and associates through the development of a bid strategy and formulation of winning propositions. You will be expected to develop pricing propositions, liaise with the design function in the production of bids responses and coach bid teams at the presentation stages of pitches. Working with the wider team to ensure all deal information and other information is captured and shared for future bids, conducting post bid debriefs both internally and with clients and collating, sharing and disseminating best practice and lessons learned will represent key elements of this challenging role. To fulfil the requirements of the role, you will need to be very bright intellectually with proven bids and tenders experience in the professional services sector, preferably within a law firm. Strong influencing skills are fundamental to the role of Bids Manager as you will need manage and organise senior partners and other members of the wider business development team. A strong proven ability to project manage bids effectively and calmly to tight deadlines, often simultaneously, will be essential. Leighton Taylor promotes diversity, equality and fair treatment in all aspects of our work. It is our policy that as a provider of marketing and business development recruitment services, we will work to address existing inequalities, eliminate discrimination and promote equal opportunities and diversity. We translate this into all aspects of our everyday work and will aim to prevent discrimination or other unfair treatment against any of our staff or any users of our services regardless of gender, age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origins, disability, sexual orientation or political and religious beliefs. Follow us on Twitter for the widest range of roles across the entire professional services sector –


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