Work Winning Leader
We are looking to recruit a Work Winning (Bid) Leader to join our Central South team based in Farnborough. Our geographical region is extensive covering from the Dorset coastline up through Wiltshire, Hampshire, Berkshire and into Oxfordshire but we are fully supportive of the successful candidate working flexibly from both home and in the office during a standard week.
You will ideally have a track record of winning projects in a competitive environment. You will be responsible for leading the first stage bid process on projects ranging in value from £10m to £75m across a wide range of sectors. You should have a strong customer focus to understand what will make a winning bid and an ability to motivate and lead a team of subject matter experts to a successful outcome. Construction knowledge is advantageous but not essential.
Further requirements are listed below:
Strong team leadership skills - Lead the team assembled for the Proposal, who will come from other departments and outside the business. You will:
- Identify and assemble the people needed to produce and win the bid
- Motivate and inspire them to get the best from the whole team
- Agree individual roles and responsibilities
- Check progress and support bid team members
- Provide feedback to bid team members about their performance on the bid
Lead the bid strategy - Contribute to and create bid win plan, then consistently communicate this to the team throughout so that the bid is developed in line with the strategy. You will:
- Understand the entire bid submission and influence our approach to align with the 'win plan',
- Revisit the strategy when it is needed
- Be accountable for everything that goes in the bid
- Define and influence the visual presentation of the submission
Creating customer focused content - Being a strong bid writer, you will make sure all the written content in the bid is clear and compelling by:
- Owning individual answers (planning and scripting)
- Briefing other bid writing contributors
- Checking the quality of other contributors work and feeding back and/or intervening
- Signing off all the written content before the Director peer review.
With one of the highest staff retention rates in the industry, we have stability and consistency, but as a growing business we believe we can offer a career of lifetime.
What we offer
We reward our people generously with a competitive package that gives you flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities. This includes but is not limited to, an enhanced pension scheme, discounted or full private medical, life assurance, incentive bonus and a car scheme which will make us a market leader in sustainable company travel. Applicable roles will benefit from a motoring expenditure allowance (MEA) and everyone can access a new generation of low carbon and electric cars via the Willmott Dixon run car leasing scheme.
At Willmott Dixon we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile/flexible working wherever possible.
We are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.
With over 160 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive.
Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths. Adding to that our numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!
Willmott Dixon was awarded 5th place in the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100 (2020) to work for, the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021 and is the first major contractor and developer to win a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development.