Bids Manager – Global Law Firm

Ref Number:
  • LT8010
  • Legal
  • Bids/Proposal
Job Type:
  • Permanent
  • London
  • £Excellent

  • Giles Taylor
  • +44 (0)20 3174 1875

This high profile role represents an exciting opportunity for a strong bids specialist to join, not only one of the world’s largest law firms, but also one in which the advice and support of the central bids function is both well regarded and highly valued throughout the firm. This role will sit within the firm’s Strategic Bids Team for Europe, Middle East and Asia, working as part of a high-performing team alongside lawyers and business services colleagues to win and retain the firm’s most important mandates. You will be dual focused, working on both multi-jurisdictional panel and strategic transactional bids to contribute to the strategic growth of the firm. Reporting to the EMEA Head of Bids, you will own the entire bids process from qualification through to submission and producing high-quality bids. The successful applicant will ensure all bids are delivered efficiently, consistently and professionally, working with lead partners and the client relationship team to develop an appropriate response strategy and ensuring a bespoke solution in terms of both client and sector. The Bids Manager will be responsible for facilitating scoping/kick-off calls and running all aspects of bid response, including planning, structure, format, content, messaging, proofing and submission, and will provide project management and document control for all areas of the bid. A large focus of this role will be to work with the EMEA Head of Bids to champion, drive and embed best practice across business development and fee earners and you will be tasked with the provision of training and ad hoc coaching to business development colleagues to develop bid management skills. In addition, the role holder will manage housekeeping, updating bid systems for bid reporting and enhancing future content. To fulfil the requirements of the role, you will need to be a commercial self-starter with unrivalled attention to detail, outstanding project management skills and a strong ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. The Bids Manager will have proven bid management experience, working on multi-jurisdictional, multi-office, multi-practice area bid responses in a professional services environment, preferably in a legal services firm. With strong communication and influencing skills, the ideal candidate will be able to liaise confidently and build relationships with people at all levels of the organisation and creating confidence with their approach. 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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