EY Communication and Pursuits Strategist (Bid Manager) for Government & Public Services - Permanent - London in London, United Kingdom

Communication and Pursuits Strategist (Bid Manager) for Government & Public Services - Permanent - London

Core Business Services

Requisition # LON00EOT

Post Date Sep 06, 2018

Are you an experienced Bid Manager? Do you want to be part of a dynamic, highly skilled and valued pursuit (bid) team?

Our team is helping set EY apart from our competition, playing a vital role in helping EY achieve its growth ambitions as part of our Vision 2020+ strategy. Our UK and Ireland (UK&I) target is to more than double the business to £2.2bn by 2020 and EU reforms are leading to a huge increase in the number and value of pursuits. So our team is growing and we’re looking for the brightest talent in the market to join us.


You will be a key part of the team that is responsible for the development and execution of winning pursuit strategies. In your role, you and the team working on the tender, will demonstrate our understanding of the client, showcase our credentials and clearly articulate the EY differentiators and value proposition. You will project manage every element of the entire process, ensuring every interaction with our clients is well planned.

Your keyresponsibilities

  • Develop storyboard to enable appropriate contributors and subject matterexperts to produce proposal content

  • Establish a project plan detailing the entire proposal process, timelineand procedures to meet the needs of each specific pursuit

  • Monitor progress of all pursuit team activities to ensure adherence todeadlines, action plans and quality standards

  • Provide effective challenge and coaching throughout the process toencourage teams to think differently

  • Lead the development of proposal and meeting materials during the fullcycle of the pursuit in coordination with internal design team

  • Ensure that message quality, format, and content meet the client’sobjectives and are consistent with firm-wide communication guidelines

  • Conduct final editing, proofing and delivery of materials to ensureconsistency

  • Attend and actively contribute to all kick-off strategy, status,follow-up/debrief, and presentation preparation meetings

  • Facilitate meetings with internal stakeholders to evaluate the businessissues and service responses required to meet the clients’ needs

  • on an ongoingbasis

  • Team with pursuit, business development and other EY departments asappropriate to develop stakeholder maps and client-facing activities

  • Establish and build relationships throughout business development in thecontext of individual pursuits and wider best practice and initiatives

  • Define standards and drive best practice to ensure that leadingpractices are shared within the pursuits team and across the wider firm

  • Contribute to team wide initiatives to build a best in class bidfunction

  • Identify operational improvement opportunities, proposing, developingand executing solutions on an on-going basis

Skills andattributes for success

  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and initiatives

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, with the flexibility to deal withrapidly changing situations

  • Be proactive in taking the lead and ownership of projects

  • Effectively interact with all levels within the organisation, includingPartners, by challenging, influencing and coaching

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and as a team player, workingcollaboratively, virtually and independently

To qualify forthe role you must have

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Substantial and demonstrable manager level, bid / project managementexperience

  • Experience of public sector bidding

  • Strong communication skills - written and verbal

  • Demonstrable ability to develop trusted business relationships withsenior stakeholders

  • Ability to think commercially and strategically

Ideally (butnot essential as we value diversity), you’ll also have

  • Working knowledge of a professional services organisation

What we lookfor

We are looking for you to make a significant contribution to delivering the best possible client experience throughout the pursuit process. You will add value by bringing a consistent, structured and robust bid management methodology, blended with soft coaching skills to challenge the teams you work with to think differently.

You will be part of a team who are contributing to the firm’s Vision 2020 strategy by implementing bid and sales best practice to drive better win rates, whilst securing business on a win-win basis for both us and our clients. You will do this by clearly articulating the difference that EY offers compared to the competition, how it feels to work with us, the value we create and how our solution is relevant to the client and their needs.

What workingat EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

· Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around

· Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

· The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY iscommitted to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexibleworking arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people,enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to buildyour career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While ourclient-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at timesbe based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you toachieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build abetter working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities andcreativefreedom to make things better.Whenever you join, however long you stay, theexceptionalEY experience lasts a lifetime.And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidentlydemonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon aspossible.

Join us in building abetter working world.

Apply now.