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Submissions Manager

Fawkes & Reece London
Closing date
23 Jul 2021

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Marketing & PR
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Job purpose

An opportunity has arisen within a successful regional business to join the pre-construction department in a key role within the work winning team. Our client operate across a range of sectors in both the private and public sectors working for a diverse range of clients from government departments to private developers.

The candidate will work as part of the work winning team to help develop bespoke, compliant, professionally produced proposals (RFI, PPQ, ITT, RFP etc.). As such they should have a good graphic design skills, a strong command of written English, an eye for detail and, the ability to work under pressure to challenging deadlines.

They will ideally have previous experience within a bid proposals or submissions role (within the construction sector or related industries), giving them an understanding of the work winning process, enabling them to develop client focused strategies into smart, compelling, consistent, customer-focused documents and presentations.

Ideally the candidate will have some technical knowledge of construction, be efficient, able to meet deadlines and co-ordinate a team.

You will be guided by a strong, well established senior leadership team that are committed to your professional development in a supporting, friendly, diverse working environment.


Production of bespoke, compliant, professionally produced proposals
(RFI, PPQ, ITT, RFP etc.) within customer defined time frames.

Working with the bid team to help to develop a bespoke strategy for each bid.
Document template management in line with company branding.

Provide guidance and help to develop answer plans to ensure the strategy is embedded
in the tender submission.

Write/develop non-technical content such as executive summaries, H&S, quality, CVs, experience etc.

Proofread copy and ensuring returns are compliant and align with client requirements and bid strategy.

Design of graphical elements including info-graphics to support the bid.
Proofreading content produced by others.
Follow the companies bid process and ensure all activities follow corporate governance.

Stakeholder engagement including management of input from various stakeholder groups including construction, fit out, design and estimating.
Management of client and consultant communications, including the dissemination of information to the team and organisation of the appropriate actions.

*Preparing presentations and marketing collateral.
*Develop and contribute to a shared bid library.
*Promote equality and diversity in the workplace.
*Contribute to new ideas to improve the business and bid process.
*Contribute to the businesses Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
*Champion company values.

Knowledge skills & experience

Highly proficient use of Microsoft Office inc. Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
Competent use of Adobe Creative Cloud products, in particular InDesign (highly desirable).
HNC/D or degree level (Construction, design, marketing, or a related field desirable).

*Enthusiasm and the desire to win.
*Ability to work flexibly to tight deadlines.
*Effective communicator with the ability work well as a team.
*Ability to author technical and quality narrative and edit same by others
*Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
*Good knowledge of building, fit out and general construction techniques/methodology
*Track record as a Submissions Manager, Proposals Editor or Proposals coordinator
with a successful construction related business.

About the person

*Strong IT and presentation skills.
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
*Understanding of the bid process.
*Fit out, construction and/or engineering knowledge.
*Ability to interface with others and clearly communicate expectations.
*Good relationship builder.
*Ability to understand Client and Consultants needs and expectations.
*Ability to create a good team dynamic.
*Flexible in work approach to suit all delivery teams
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