Bids Administrator

Location
Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Plymouth or Southampton
Salary
Competitive
Posted
25 May 2021
Closes
24 Jul 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Admin

Our Bids team are expanding and now have an exciting opportunity for a Bids Administrator to join them on a permanent basis.

In terms of working pattern, we can be pretty flexible. Providing you can work full-time hours during the first 3 months, we're very open to considering part-time hours following this. 

The team

The Bids team project manages the delivery of our bid and tender processes, and co-ordinates strategically significant firmwide bids and tenders.  We work with colleagues across our UK and US offices to help to penetrate the firm's sectors and key client relationships, and develop and constantly improve the model for best practice in new and repeat business to maximise the firm's investments in clients.

The role

The role of the Bids Administrator is to support colleagues in the Bids team and others in the wider Business Development team through day-to-day administration and housekeeping support for the team directly, and the wider business as a whole. During a typical day you will be required to collate, store and share standard material and relevant experience for tenders and other business development submissions; liaise with colleagues across our offices to facilitate efficient use of other firmwide business development collateral, e.g. key firm statistics and awards' information; and ensure standard wording banks are kept up to date with best practice examples.  You will also help to produce content for sales and marketing collateral; keep client portals up to date with key information and compliance certificates; distribute matter numbers for tenders; assist with diary management; and support on monitoring our dedicated inboxes.

What are we looking for?

To be successful in this role you will need experience of providing administrative support to a busy team. It goes without saying that you'll have attention to detail with excellent punctuation and grammar and a desire to deliver a first class service for our clients. You should also be able to go beyond the specifics of a request – we're looking for someone who can identify, develop and help drive best outcomes, showing that you can really own this function. This is a busy team so you should be an exceptional team player who brings an enthusiastic and positive attitude.

Although not a necessity for this role, it would be beneficial if you have a background in business development and marketing, or at least an understanding of the environment.

Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven 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; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

What makes it 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.  In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed. Visit our D&I page to find out more.

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

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

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