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London Based Asset Manager and Bank

RFP & Data Manager

Permanent
London

E2W are talent partners to leading financial institutions who are committed to diversity. These are firms who invest in ensuring that they recruit the best person for the job, from the widest possible talent pool. This means they are keen to go the extra mile by retaining E2W to help them find the best female candidates for the role. If you are seeking a new challenge and want an employer who really cares about creating an environment where you can flourish, fulfil your potential and achieve your goals, the firms we work with are undoubtably a good choice.

Our client values and believes that a truly diverse workforce is key to maximising business effectiveness. Therefore, they aim to select, recruit, develop and promote first class people, and encourage the use of their wide range of skills, experiences and perspectives in the furtherance of their business. They have partnered with E2W to continue to employ the best person for the role.

The Role
Our client is seeking a RFP Manager to ‘own’ the RFP process, related content and its dissemination to external parties, including consultant databases. The RFP Manager will co-ordinate and produce proposals (RFI, PPQ, ITT, RFP etc.) response whilst assembling a proposal team that has the skills to prepare and submit a winning proposal. Responsibilities include the introduction and implementation of all necessary proposal procedures and governance. This is a highly networked role that requires an ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines.

The ideal candidate has a strong technical background and understanding of business process management / enterprise software and security considerations, five or more years of experience responding to technical RFPs from large firms and government organizations, coupled with strong writing skills.
The ideal candidate should have good time and project management skills to ensure that proposals are submitted accurately and on time. Experience with proposals for contract management or service desk software is a plus.

Key Responsibilities
1. RFP Process
•    In collaboration with Sales, evaluate existing RFP process, identify areas for improvement and re-design to be ‘fit-for-purpose’ 
•    Co-ordinate RFP responses, liaising with relevant stakeholders and with support of designated Sales representative
•    Meeting proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering
•    Managing responses through internal workflows to ensure appropriate sign-off from control functions, including legal and compliance
•    Use Salesforce to monitor RFP stages in line with identified sales opportunities
•    Regularly report on RFP activity
•    Determine proposal requirements by identifying and clarifying objectives within the RFPs.
•    Gather proposal information by identifying sources of information, and coordinating with key providers and other internal contributors for additional information if needed.
•    Produce quality responses to RFPs by following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone.
•    Obtain approvals and submit completed proposal to the requester.
•    Establish priorities and target dates to ensure that the proposals are submitted on time.
•    Maintain records of all proposals submitted and received.
•    Gather and store feedback on proposals to help improve proposal content and process.

2. RFP Content
•    Manage the client’s RFP system, RFPio, to ensure that new content is captured for use in future RFPs
•    Ensure core content sections are suitably maintained to enable quarterly sign-off by relevant business lead.
•    Work with Investment teams to build new content around their respective products

3. RFP / Consultant Databases
•    Manage the client’s RFP system, RFPio, to ensure that new content is captured for use in future RFPs
•    Ensure core content sections are suitably maintained to enable quarterly sign-off by relevant business lead.
•    Work with Investment teams to build new content around their respective products

Role Requirements
•    Technical background and experience with enterprise software.
•    Two or more years of experience responding to technical RFPs.
•    Excellent writing, organisational, communication and planning skills.
•    Strong attention to detail.
•    Ability to manage deadlines efficiently.
•    Strong critical thinking ability.
•    Ability to work independently.
•    Willing to challenge established procedures & processes to improve efficiency
•    A self-starter with the ability to use their initiative
•    Capacity to work independently
•    Proactive & enthusiastic approach
•    Willing to develop professional skills to incorporate new responsibilities

A study that was conducted reported that men apply for a job or promotion when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them. If this role has sparked an interest and you match some of the criteria then please do not hesitate to contact us about this opportunity.




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