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If you’re a bids professional looking for your next opportunity in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire, we’d love to help. Whether you’re looking for a permanent or contract opportunity, our specialist bid consultants can help you secure your ideal role.

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• Submissions Coordinators

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Business Development Executive
£35000 - £40000

A highly reputable main contractor with 45+ years’ industry experience Targeting projects in the Construction sectors Generating and Tracking new business The Role:  This main contractor is seeking a Business Development Executive to join their well-established team. Responsible for supporting the senior management team in identifying, bidding and winning tenders, the Business Development Executive will need to generate and track new business opportunities as well as getting involved the tender response documents. As a fast paced and autonomous role, this is an ideal opportunity suited for a business sales person looking to enhance their career within the construction industry. The Company:  As one of the leaders in their sector, this contractor leads the way in creating bespoke and highly professional construction services. This has resulted in retained and repeat business from clients who regard them as one of the leading main contractors in the market to date.  An independent organisation with an incredible culture, incentive scheme for employees are just the beginning of what's on offer for the successful candidate. As the Business Development Executive, your responsibilities will include: Contact, manage and develop relationships with potential and existing clients and identify new opportunities Produce a weekly report that is addressed every week to identify leads and update the team on new project opportunities and current prospects Encourage sales generation throughout the business Lead the production of PQQ’s, submissions and supporting documents For the Business Development Executive position, you will have: 2 years in a construction organisation or from a similar role A driven and ambitious attitude with the desire to succeed Confidence in using/navigating all Microsoft office software Experience in using Visio and Adobe InDesign is preferable but not essential Benefits of this Business Development Executive role: Salary starting from £35,000 Incentive scheme, 26 days' holiday and pension     Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Bid Coordinator
£30000 - £35000

A specialist main contractor is looking to appoint a Bid Coordinator to join the existing business and marketing team. You will work closely with the Sales and Marketing Manager to produce high quality bid submissions, ensuring all documentation is factually and grammatically correct.  The post holder will need to manage the CRM and OJEU portal updating and inputting project information whilst distributing information to relevant departments. You will be producing written submissions for PQQs and other technical submissions liaising with other departments as and when required. This is a great opportunity to forge a career within the bids environment. Responsibilities: Great attention to detail Imaginative with a creative flair Ability to maintain and build relationships throughout the business Driven and innovative with a passion to succeed Ability to prioritise work load Maintain the Bids tracker and response template Strong knowledge and experience using the Microsoft Office suite Requirements: 2 Years bid coordinator/assistant experience Construction experience desirable but not essential Hold a Marketing Degree A confident and resilient individual that is not afraid to go the extra mile for the business You will currently have been working in a bidding environment for the last two years and looking to join a niche and family orientated organisation. If you are an ambitious and a motivated Bid Coordinator I want to hear from you!   Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically, only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Lift Operator (Niche Industry)
£15000 - £19000

Has anyone ever told you that you are outstanding at what you do? Have you just finished a mechanical or engineering qualification and looking for that first move into the industry? Do you have a passion to develop and grow within an organisation? Can you demonstrate a high degree of mechanical expertise with a keen eye for detail and excellent technical awareness? Then I would like to hear from you! An opportunity has arisen for a junior lift operator that specialises in lifting equipment due to a sustained increase of workload. As the expert in this field; you will be responsible for testing/hiring/selling equipment to prospective clients. Ready for when I speak to my client, I will need you to show me demonstrable knowledge of mechanical engineering with a flare to take every opportunity to work your way up in this niche industry. Located in Milton Keynes, this organisation is proud to provide quality and safely approved equipment to a broad perspective of clients. Clients range from major contractors all the way through to independent sub-contractors. Their intentions are very clear, if you are looking to grow and develop within a niche industry that could set you up in this specialist industry I want to hear from you. These guys are the go to people when it comes to lifting equipment! This role will suit a person with hands-on mechanical aptitude who wishes to learn new skills and forge a career within the lifting equipment industry. You will also have a keen interest in pulling apart machinery/cars/motorcycles and rebuilding in your spare time. Your responsibilities can be broken down to three main criteria: ORGANISATION: 20% of your time will require you to organise your workload, prioritising and working to tight deadlines. KEEN TO LEARN: 50% of your role will require you to shadow colleagues for you gain an expert understanding of the equipment they use/test/sell/service. You will be required to undertake training, both in-house and through external training providers. Work is undertaken at their office and on site of the office. It’s safe to say no one day is ever the same! INQUISITIVE: 30% or your role will require you to development a thorough understanding and you must not be afraid to ask the question if something is unclear to you. The rigorous safety screenings are their pride and joy and what makes their clients keep them going back for their services. This is a fantastic full-time opportunity offering a salary up to £19,000 dependant on experience. Candidates who are interested in this role must hold a full and valid driving license.

Interior Designer
£35000 - £40000

Has anyone ever told you that you are outstanding at what you do? Do you have a proven track record within the commercial catering design sector? Can you demonstrate a high degree of creative problem solving with a keen eye for detail and excellent technical awareness? Then I would like to hear from you! An opportunity has arisen for a designer that specialises in the catering industry due to a sustained increase of workload. As the expert in this field; you will be responsible for the front and back of house design. Ready for when I speak to my client, I will need you to show me demonstrable knowledge of leading catering equipment with an excellent understanding of the design process from concept to completion. Located in Northamptonshire, this design and build firm are proud to provide quality interior design that withstands the test of time. To their ever growing following of loyal clients, the services ranges from bespoke one-off projects all the way through to motorway service areas. The portfolio of projects is exquisite, and you may have already visited one of their successful projects without knowing! This role will suit you if you are actively working as a Designer for the last 2 years in the Food & Beverage and Contract Catering industry. Ideally, I’d like you to have been responsible for heading up your own projects, generating design proposals, sourcing, specifying and designing bespoke equipment. Your responsibilities can be broken down to three main criteria: ORGANISATION: 20% of your time will require you to organise your workload, prioritising and working to tight deadlines. TECHNICAL EXPERTISE: 50% of your role will require you to get involved in the technical aspects of design. I’d like you to have a good understanding of statutory approvals (building regulations, planning & CDM2015) and be confident in industry recognised drawing software. PROBLEM SOLVER: 30% or your role will require you to provide expert solutions for your clients. Ideally, you’ll be able to demonstrate good leadership skills, be articulate with excellent written and verbal skills. This is a fantastic full-time opportunity offering a salary up to £40,000 dependant on experience and attractive benefits package. If you would like to know more about this role please contact me now! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Bid Coordinator
£25000 - £30000

Role: As Bid Coordinator, you will report to the Bid Manager. You will play a key role in supporting business growth by leading bid production delivering compelling and consistent tender/PQQ documents. the role is to evaluate, coordinate and create professional responses in both the public and private sectors.   Responsibilities: Ensure all bids and tenders are delivered with maximum effect of the highest quality and are produced in a timely, customer centric manner. Collaborate with the bid team to deliver high-quality tender documents. Gather PQQ and tender response information, such as previous case studies, CVs and project information, and conduct research from a wide range of sources. Coordinate and contribute to the writing, editing and proofing of responses   Personal Requirements: Experience within Bid Support/Co-ordination Exceptional communication skills (including verbal, written and editing skills) Ability to prioritise your workload and meet deadlines Attention to detail   Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Bid Manager/Coordinator (Temporary)
£17.31 - £17.31

Role As Bid Manager, you will be responsible for managing and identifying bids, leading a team that will prepare bids/PQQ/ITT for submission to either the local government or private sectors. Managing the complete cycle of the bidding process you will use your expertise to review incoming tenders and identify key information to be completed for each tender whilst remaining commercially astute to produce professional bid documents within tight deadlines. It is essential that you are an individual that takes pride in their leadership growing and developing a team that will produce high quality work winning projects resulting in profit for the business.   Responsibilities: Assist in the improvement of the company's bidding processes and resources Prepare professional related PQQ and Tender submissions to tight deadlines Review, track and respond to OJEU Notices Compilation and delivery of client orientated presentations Chair bid review meetings and action as appropriate Review tender requirements and write the information for tender submission for all business areas Research new information from industry resources, the internet, trade subscriptions, relevant research and reports, internal documents, and service users Populate all sections of each tender, ensuring that the documentation is written and presented to the highest possible standard Co-ordinate and manage tender submission process. Develop an information library for the effective business development of operations   Requirements: Sound understanding of commercial challenges. Experience within a Bid Management role An enthusiasm for creating winning bids; passionate about client and bid success. Initiative and the ability to plan, organise, prioritise, and work autonomously. High level of attention to detail. Ability to deliver fully completed tasks to meet fast paced deadlines.   Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

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