Pursuits & Proposals Manager - Large PS Firm

£Excellent Package
17 Jul 2019
14 Aug 2019
Giles Taylor
Job Discipline
Business Development
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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 firm's 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.

You will enjoy a varied role as no two days and no two pursuits are the same. You could be introducing new technologies and ideas to the internal audit team pursuits or working with global network firms on an international financial services cyber bid. Regardless of the project you will be at the heart of some of the most important pursuits across the firm. You will be leaned on and turned to for support and advice for all stages of pursuit and will be expected to collaborate with other members of the assurance pursuits team to ensure a fair distribution of workload. Relationships will be key and managing and building on them across a large stakeholder group will be one of your biggest challenges. You will provide end-to-end support throughout a proposal life cycle, including proposal management and advice, presentation coaching and obtaining client feedback and will align support to priority areas, driving proposal best practice, whether that's through training or reporting on key trends. 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 stakeholders to understand where training may be required.

The 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 or equivalent 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 Tax and of working in professional services or a partnership environment would be highly advantageous.

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