RFP Writer - 12 Month FTC

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
11 Mar 2023
10 Apr 2023
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

M&G are looking for an RFP (Request for Proposal) Writer to join the Global RFP team on a fixed-term basis of 12 months to be the subject matter expert on ESG investing. The Global RFP team collaborate with distinct business areas and investment teams and play a key role in both the retention and acquisition of new business.
This RFP writer will be the team's expert in all things ESG investing including being responsible for the ESG sections of RFP and DDQs (Due Diligence Questionnaires) and keeping the team up to date on ESG changes across various asset classes.
With the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) now live in Europe and SDR announced in the UK, we have seen a large increase in ESG specific pieces of work.
This is a great opportunity to develop your writing skills and broaden product and ESG knowledge, whilst working alongside a talented and supportive team. The team is co-located in across London & Edinburgh, and we will be looking for someone based in London to fill this role.

Key Responsibilities for this role:

  • Collaborate with subject matter experts throughout the firm to understand their area of expertise and be able to accurately represent that in RFP and DDQs
  • Keep the team up to date with changes in ESG credentials - be that M&G product specifics or industry advancements
  • Work with the Content Database and Consultants Database teams to create accurate responses and develop narratives for use in documentation
  • Complete high-quality RFPs and DDQs from prospective clients, consultants, and existing clients in a timely and accurate manner
  • Develop strong working relationships with Client Portfolio Management teams, Sales professionals, Client Relationship Managers, Compliance and other groups
  • Learn and communicate the investment team's investment philosophy, process, product positioning and current market trends to internal and external clients
  • Assist with ad hoc projects including technology initiatives to automate reports and other materials
  • Commit to improving the efficiency of the RFP process and quality of RFP submissions

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • 2-4 years of experience of working in Asset Management in an RFP role and willingness to learn about Investments
  • Experience working with various stakeholders and the ability to build good working relationships by understanding needs and requirements
  • Proficient in the MS Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to manage and control multiple priorities and competing deadlines whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail
  • Experience of RFP Databases (RocketDocs, Qvidian, etc.) would be beneficial

Recruiter: Suzie Threlfall

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.