Senior Bid Manager

SEI Investments (Europe) Ltd.
London, United Kingdom
Competitive + bonus + benefits
05 Jun 2019
05 Jul 2019
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
What you'll do:

The key objectives of your role will be to:
  • Produce high quality RFP and pitch proposals, ensuring the way we communicate our proposition is first class and bespoke to each bid
  • Evolve and rework our database of responses to maintain relevancy and quality of output
  • Work with Regional Business Development Directors to develop and design optimal materials required for pitches
  • Coaching bid teams for pitches to ensure consistency in communications from tender to pitch
  • Work closely with subject matter experts across the business to gather data and technical content, communicating this in an efficient and clear way in our bid materials
  • Engage multiple stakeholders to create a winning strategy

You will achieve this through:
  • Building and articulating the company process to assist new business and client service teams to win and retain clients
  • Defining, scoping out and monitoring projects to include outputs, timescales, resources and methodology
  • Owning RFP content quality, running complex projects individually as well as distributing workload (line management of RFP writer)
  • Creation of professional written material to include responses, database stock response upgrades, presentation material and case studies
  • Liaison with subject matter experts within advice and investment management unit to ensure complex technical content is communicated effectively
  • Reviewing content/activities/progress continuously, ensuring deadlines are met consistently throughout tender processes
  • If required, undertaking necessary intervention or escalation to ensure project is delivered
  • Working with designers to ensure finished look and feel matches high quality copy
  • Development of thought leadership, and any other ad-hoc communications as required

What you'll bring to the table:
  • Established experience of managing bids in an asset management, Fiduciary or Consulting environment
  • A successful track record of driving RFPs through to the next stage of the pipeline and winning bids
  • Deep knowledge of investment industry, asset classes and investment styles. IMC minimum, CFA desirable
  • A very high standard of written and spoken English
  • Skilled project manager with the ability to work flexibly and manage multiple deadlines
  • Understanding of and experienced in the nuances in writing across multiple materials, long and short form
  • Excellent IT skills across all Microsoft office products; Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • Working knowledge of InDesign desirable

Attributes we value:
  • Strong communicator, with the ability to manage multiple internal and external stakeholders in order to guarantee content production follows and meets the timescales within an agreed workflow
  • A team player, self-motivated and willing to be accountable
  • Outstanding attention to detail

SEI is an equal opportunities employer and so much more...

After 50 years, SEI is remains a leading global provider of investment management, investment processing and investment operations solutions. Reflecting our experience within financial services and financial technology our UK office is based between the City of London and the growing technology hub of Shoreditch. The open plan nature of our office space, flowing lines and numerous art installations are designed to encourage innovation and creativity in our workforce. We recognise that our people are our most valuable asset and are (literally) invested in your success; we know that a healthy, happy and motivated workforce is key to our continued growth. We are focused on ensuring a healthy work-life balance and offer our employees benefits which include private medical care for you and your family, access to GPs online for appointments, enhanced family leave, volunteer days, access to thriving employee networks and not forgetting free fruit twice a week.

SEI Investments (Europe) Limited ('SIEL') is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 191713).

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