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Bid Advisor

Mills & Reeve
Contract Type
Accountancy, Legal
Can be based in Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester or Norwich
Expiry Date
As a member of the bid team you will work across the entire range of sectors covered by this leading national law firm, producing business-winning tenders.

Job Description

The role 
With the flexibility to be based in any of the four offices above this is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful and well respected Bid team.

As a member of the bid 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 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.

Who will I be working with? 
You will be part of the bid team within the marketing team and report to the head of bids. On a day to day basis you will be working alongside a range of partners, lawyers, senior marketing and bid specialists and business and legal support specialists.

The person 
For this role, you must have previous experience of bids within a professional services environment either as part of the marketing team or a legal / accountancy professional. It is essential that you have excellent spelling, grammar and attention to detail. You will need to have good IT knowledge, and impressive proven project management and communications skills.

Why should I apply? 
The firm has been named for a record fifteenth year running as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in The Sunday Times' annual survey and is one of only a small number of organisations nationally to have achieved a listing for 15 years running, and the only UK law firm.

We have also achieved the much sought after Two Star Accreditation and been named as one of 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For as a result of outstanding levels of staff engagement and the firm's commitment to creating a positive working environment for all employees.

What else should I know? 
Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.