Bid Advisor

Vacancy ID

012509

Status

Permanent

Preferred location

Vacancy type

Business Services
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The role

Flexible location - Cambridge, Norwich, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester.With the flexibility to be based in any of the five offices above this is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful and well respected Bid team.As a member of the team you will work across the entire range of sectors covered by this leading national law firm, producing business-winning tenders. You will interpret the requirements for bids, advise legal teams on approach, and prepare, coach and mentor them for presentations and pitches to clients. Other responsibilities include strategic projects and input into the continuous development of systems and tender best practice.You will be expected to manage your own workload but draw upon the guidance of the head of the bids team and other members of the bids team. In addition at various points of the tender process it is likely you will work with the head of client care and various members of the business development team.You will be responsible for the production of tenders across the firm ensuring bid management best practice at all stages.  The role encompasses both managing the bid process and actually drafting the material, so skills in both areas are essential.

The person

Given the challenges of this role, it is likely that your background and experience will include previous experience of bids within a professional services environment either as part of the marketing team or a legal / accountancy professional.

The role additionally requires someone who:

Has strong commercial acumen and an understanding of our business and clients / prospective targets businesses and their industriesIs self-managed and confident in setting and prioritising their own work agenda, has excellent written as well as verbal communication skillIs confident and able to build sustainable relationships with internal colleagues being organised and methodical in how they approach their workHas excellent spelling and attention to detailIs a team playerIs willing to take on new responsibilities and challengesHas an an ability to work under pressure and be flexible as required to get the job done and Has a solution orientated approach.
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Benefits

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. Everyone has different priorities and preferences, so at Mills & Reeve you can choose the benefits that appeal to you. From buying holiday and undergoing health screening to leasing a bicycle – the choice is yours.

Our core benefits are:

  • Equal all staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performance
  • Generous pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks' annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house moving
  • Bonus week leave every 11th year of continuous service
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years’ service
  • Life assurance with the choice of covering between two and 10 times annual basic salary
  • Confidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling.

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The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement. 

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.

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