Bids Assistant

Location
Bristol or Leeds
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Jul 2018
Closes
13 Aug 2018
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type
Permanent

The Firm

Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

The Department

Our Business Development team is firmly embedded within the business and works closely with our partners offering a real expertise in winning new business and delivering an excellent client experience.  Our success comes from really understanding our clients, their businesses and sectors and working in strategic partnership with them.  But that’s not enough. We know that to secure new business and further growth, we have to really differentiate ourselves in a crowded market - our Business Development team is crucial to this strategy.

The Team

The Bids team project manages the delivery of our bid and proposal processes, and co-ordinates strategically significant firm-wide pitches and panel reviews.  The team assists with new opportunities to help to penetrate the firm's sectors and key client relationships, and develops and constantly improves the model for best practice in new business bids to maximise the return on time and investment in this area.

The Role

We now have an exciting opportunity to join this team as a Bids Assistant, working either in our Leeds or Bristol office.  This role will see you providing support to the team on a day-to-day basis, this will involve:

  • Monitoring the central Bids Inbox and other online tender portals and analysing potential new bid opportunities
  • Acting as point of contact with legal teams regarding new and existing opportunities including initial discussions on bid opportunities
  • Administrative support on live bids and coordinating final drafts
  • The ongoing development of bids resources and processes
  • Maintaining the pipeline of opportunities on our CRM system including assisting with the collation of data for regular reporting
  • Coordinating team meetings

You will work with a team of Bids Managers and Executives liaising with Partners, Lawyers and other key stakeholders within the business to ensure responses are of the highest possible quality and delivered in a timely manner.

The Person

The ideal candidate will be experienced in providing administrative and practical support to busy team, working to non-negotiable deadlines.  It is therefore essential that you have a proven track record of managing not only your time, but those around you and also the ability to juggle multiple priorities whilst still maintaining meticulous attention to detail.

We are looking for a confident, highly organised, hardworking and articulate individual, who is not afraid to challenge the thinking of others and share their own ideas for improvement.

An enthusiastic and positive attitude is essential.

Ideally, though not essentially, you will have a background in business development or marketing, preferably within professional services.

So what makes it so great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

So if what matters most to you is being part of a committed, talented and dynamic team, who go that extra mile to provide an outstanding experience to clients both internal and external, then why not get in touch to find out more.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (lisa.gater@wbd-uk.com)

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with me on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have  a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/womblebonddickinsoncareers/)

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