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Business Development \ Bids Manager

  • €55-65k
  • Dublin 2
  • Permanent

Our Client, A large legal firm based in Dublin 2 requires a Business Development \ Bids Manager to join their team. Candidates MUST have bids \ tenders experience. Candidates with Professional Services experience will be preferred.

Salary: €55-65k

Benefits: Pension, Life Cover 4 x times salary, PHI Cover, VHI Discount of 10%, Travel Saver Tickets, Bike to Work Scheme


Bids \ Tenders

  • Engage with partners to identify business opportunities
  • Identify and track opportunities to tender for work with existing and target clients
  • Manage Tender Library and content to ensure it is kept up-to-date
  • Central control of document production and drafting
  • Maintain and develop practice panel and client lists
  • Reporting on all elements of the process and outcome of bids.
  • Lead Bid/No Bid decisions on all tender opportunities
  • Advise  key staff on pitch strategy.
  • Work with finance team to agree pricing strategies
  • Manage ‘watch list’ of upcoming RFPs/tender requests for public and private sector tenders
  • Project manage the bid process, sourcing standard content and write new content as required
  • Liaise with lawyers and business support staff on range of inputs including pricing and billing data
  • Conduct post bid/tender feedback meetings
  • Preparation of pitch and presentation materials
  • Acting as a Pitch Champion for teams.

Business Development:


  • Reporting to senior partners on business development activity
  • Liaising with fee earners to agree messaging and supporting matters for inclusion in practice and sector submissions to Legal 500 and Chambers
  • Planning events and seminars to support themes/campaigns and firm-wide business development & communications objectives.
  • Briefing & liaising with web agency, graphic designers to create compelling campaigns based on brand messages, including developing creative briefs, working with printers and advertising media, booking ad placement, scheduling media campaigns.


  • Educated to primary degree level.
  • 5 years relevant experience (ideally gained in a legal \ financial services \ professional services environment)
  • A track record of leading and managing tender requests from both public and private sector organisations.
  • familiarity with the e-tender processes and relevant procurement rules.
  • Possess advanced MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills. Indesign or other design suite experience, an advantage.

If this Business Development Role sounds like you, call US! Call Cormac Spencer on 01 845 6312

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