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Senior Bids Executive

Employer
Michelmores
Location
Bristol or Exeter
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Sep 2024

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Are you keen to find an exciting new role where you will be part of a dynamic, forward-thinking agile team? If so, come and join us on the journey.

Why Michelmores? Michelmores is the destination law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We help enterprises and individuals navigate change to find a positive future.

We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with a clear focus on fresh thinking, growth and success. We value and nurture our people’s potential and inspiration and give them a creative, open and collaborative environment in which to develop a career and succeed.

As our clients’ needs change and evolve, so do we. Our business services teams are continuously looking for ways to innovate and attract and retain the best clients and the brightest people. Central to our culture is our nurturing environment which genuinely allows our people to grow and flourish, both professionally and personally. We really care about what we stand for and want to move forward together.

What sort of work? We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Bids Executive to join our ambitious Marketing team in our Bristol or Exeter office.

In this role you will support the Firm in winning new business by working with the Bids Manager to deliver the bids process successfully. The role will work with a variety of legal teams across the Firm, with a key focus on the public sector. The role will also work on private sector pitches and credentials documents when required. This will include:

  • Working with the lead lawyer and wider bid team to develop a winning strategy, clearly identifying our value proposition.
  • Developing thorough knowledge and understanding of Michelmores' complete offering.
  • Writing compelling bid copy in line with our tone of voice.
  • Completing pre-qualification and selection questionnaires.
  • Preparing lawyers for interview stage.
  • Producing tender analysis and reporting.

Why this team? Through developing innovative marketing and business development strategies and working closely with Partners and colleagues to implement them, the team plays an instrumental role in progressing the growth of the Firm.

The team covers the full range of marketing and business development activities, including creating marketing strategies and plans, managing our brand and social profile, producing content and marketing materials, organising and running client and Firm events, managing bids, helping lawyers to develop deeper client relationships, and developing colleagues’ marketing and networking skills.

Our business development specialists partner with leaders across the Firm’s sectors to identify growth and marketing opportunities, building strong working relationships and in-depth sector knowledge. Whilst the communication and events professionals utilise their creativity and specialist skills to amplify our brand to help attract and retain clients.

How do we work? We take a flexible, agile approach to working patterns. As a team we agree together on the best working arrangements that will enable each of us to provide exceptional client service, to collaborate and connect with colleagues, and to achieve the right home/work balance. Most people in the team choose to work 2-3 days a week in the office, with the balance of time spent working from home. We pride ourselves on our high-performance culture whilst offering a good work/life balance.

As a Firm we are committed to supporting our people across all levels to achieve the balance they need. We are open to talking about flexible working and empower any candidate to put forward a flexible working pattern to meet their needs.

Who are we looking for? We are looking for somebody who will understand our values and thrive in our culture. The role is based in our Bristol or Exeter office and the ideal candidate will have:

  • 5+ years of bid writing experience.
  • Good understanding of public sector tender processes and stages.
  • Experience of working and collaborating with senior stakeholders.
  • Experience of working in professional services is desirable.
  • Experience of contributing to tender pricing approaches is desirable.
  • Proficient with MS Office including Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.

Other skills required include:

  • Confident in challenging the status quo, and suggesting alternative approaches.
  • Excellent communicator at all levels – both written and verbal.
  • Ability to deliver complex submissions to deadline.
  • Flexible and organised - able to juggle multiple deadlines and changing priorities
  • A team player – helpful and prepared to go the extra mile in supporting colleagues
  • Proactive, committed and positive in approach to work
  • Desire to provide high levels of service, ensuring work is of high quality and right first time.

This is a great opportunity to join a Firm which believes potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

We work hard to create and sustain an open and collaborative environment. We embrace change and constantly evolve to meet our people’s diverse needs, in the same way that we help our clients to navigate and stay ahead of developments, to move forward together.

Next Steps To apply please click below or if you would like to talk to someone about the role, please call Rebecca Pike, Recruitment Specialist, on 07719 523119.

Michelmores LLP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, marital status, age, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation in the selection, recruitment and treatment of our staff.

View our Inclusion and Belonging pages for more information.

*No agencies please – any agency assistance will be via invitation only. Please note any speculative candidates submitted via agencies without invitation will not be considered as represented by that agent.

Company

Michelmores is the law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We always strive to be different, to behave differently, to be more open, more human. We do exceptional work, for forward-thinking clients.

At Michelmores, we’ve always believed that potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

We work hard to create and sustain an open and collaborative environment. We embrace change and constantly evolve to meet our people’s diverse needs, in the same way that we help our clients to navigate and stay ahead of developments to move forward together.

We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with as clear a focus on fresh thinking as we have on growth and success.

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