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BDO LLP is one of the UK’s largest accountancy and business advisory firms providing services to ambitious businesses within the UK and worldwide. With more than 3,500 talented people, generating close to £400m in UK revenues, we bring real leadership across the mid-market. We are a member of BDO International, which has more than 1,260 offices worldwide, spread across 147 countries. We are a profitable, dynamic and forward-looking firm with a reputation for quality. Our ambition is to be the leader for exceptional client service.
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Being at BDO is personally as well as professionally fulfilling. Relationships matter, and we have a friendly and inclusive culture built around our core values of honesty and integrity; empowerment and personal responsibility; mutual support and respect; and professional and personal client relationships.
The firm is looking to recruit a Marketing & Bid Assistant to join the Business Support Hub based in central Liverpool. The focus of the role will be to provide a content management service for pulling together bid proposals across all UK strategic business units. This team is one of several Hubs within BDO’s rapidly growing Shared Service Centre (SSC). SSC team members work internally within the business providing support to the client facing members of the firm.
This will be a challenging and rewarding role where you will be:
Pulling together the first draft of bid proposals using a central repository of best practice content
Populating Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) and Requests for Information (RFIs) using the central knowledge repository
Using judgement to ascertain when there is missing standard information that can be quickly obtained from the relevant business stakeholders
Selecting the most appropriate PowerPoint templates based on the documented client’s bid requirements and page/word restrictions
Creating proposal response structures in PowerPoint based on client’s RFP requirements
Collating relevant credentials, CVs and case studies for inclusion in proposals
Proactively engaging with the business (and relevant BDMs) to further develop proposals based on feedback on the first draft proposals
Liaising with the central bids team to update the central knowledge repository with best-in-class proposal responses
Supporting the up-front project to collate the best practice proposal information we have across the business
Graduate, ideally with a business/marketing related degree
IT skills - strong working knowledge of MS PowerPoint, other MS Office products and similar desktop applications
Well presented with a professional level of communication – both verbal and written
Eye for detail with a high standard of presentational skills
Good time management, organisation skills and the ability to prioritise and complete tasks with limited supervision
Project management skills
Strong attention to detail
Good analytical skills
Good writing skills
Energised, enthusiastic and results orientated
Ability to work well in a team environment
Ability to use own initiative and take a flexible approach
Prior experience of marketing would be advantageous
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