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DAI hiring European Commission Bid Manager

Brussels, Belgium, 03 April 2018


DAI is looking for a candidate with experience of working with the European Commission or other European donors to work in our office in Brussels, to help to generate a portfolio of new service and framework contracts and ensure the company is recognised as a reputable firm in the EC market.

Main purpose of role: To support the Business Development Director(s) in driving a pipeline of new business. To maximise the profit and turnover targets for relevant sectors. To build effective partnerships with the relevant client market and partner companies.

Key tasks, duties and responsibilities:

  • lead and develop new business opportunities in relevant sectors and client markets, with a specific focus on ensuring key building blocks (team, partners, reconnaissance trips) are in place for key pipeline projects.

  • research new market opportunities and obtain market intelligence

  • ensure provision of good quality monitoring, coordination and preparation of Expressions of Interest

  • ensure planning, budgeting and reporting targets are met

  • manage the preparation of both technical and financial proposals

  • write significant sections of technical and financial proposals

  • undertake short-term technical assignments and provide consulting services in the field, when needed

  • undertake marketing visits and consortium meetings, when needed

  • maintain the relevant databases for job prospects, proposals, funding agencies and in-country agents

  • ensure regional capability statements and other marketing documents, company experience and information sheets are kept up to date

  • ensure a network of client contacts and partner firms is maintained and enhanced

  • travel for the scoping and reconnaissance of current and expected bidding opportunities, where relevant

  • lead on the staffing process for specific bids, including as necessary working with the Recruiter team to identify and recruit qualified professionals for proposals and projects

  • ensure effective communication is maintained with nominated staff

  • tailor and format CVs for inclusion in proposals

  • ensure projects meet contractual obligations and client requirements

  • facilitate information sharing within the unit, with other DAI offices and with external partners

  • coordinate business process improvement initiatives, as appropriate

  • organise round table discussions with clients and external speakers, as needed

  • attend seminars and conferences and source relevant publications, where appropriate

  • act as a mentor to more junior staff, as appropriate

  • lead or support on the handover of winning bids to the PMU.

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