Proposal Development Specialist

Bluesquare, Brussels, Belgium

Skill Required:, HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st January, 2017

Job Description

The Proposal Development Specialist will be responsible to organize the overall identification, preparation and submission of high quality offers/bids.

Bluesquare is a leading social impact data company that provides highly specialized data system, data visualization, metrics, analytics and specialized services in social sector in low income economies. We are looking for a person that can help us better respond to market opportunities and boost our sales.

Roles and responsibilities:

Support to sales:

  • Manage the sales pipeline

  • Monitor procurement, tender and other websites with tender/RFP

  • Provide indications to the management on market evolutions

  • Provide management with sales estimates and analytics

Service and tender offers management:

  • Identify tenders relevant to the company’s core business and inform management

  • Document and keep track of all offers that are in the making and ensure they are produced and delivered on time

  • Coordinate and produce the offers/proposals (EOI, RFI, RFP, etc) response

  • Review and edit proposal inputs from a variety of team members for insertion in the proposal: product / business knowledge / finance / legal / etc.

  • Ensure template are in line with company and product branding

  • Ability to identify and negotiate with third party providers: consultants, consortium members, consulting firms, NGOs, etc.

  • Ensure the overall quality, completeness, coherence and accuracy of proposals

  • Follow-up with prospective or existing clients on the analysis of the bids and provide additional information when requested

  • Maintain ready to use material in preparation of bids, in English and French such as CV of key staff, project description and product description, standard product offers

  • Ensure validation of the offers/bids with the respective teams (product, finance and business)

  • Provide support on software product sales strategy (e.g. SAAS, subscription schemes)

  • With the communication team and product owner, support the development of product sales tools (branding, marketing, communication).

Skills and competencies:

  • At least 3 years of experience working in the field of international development and in the preparation of offers/bid

  • Proven ability in planning, producing and delivering high quality proposals within a complex business environment

  • Experienced in scheduling and running proposal processes, organizing content meetings and facilitating final document review, coordinating sign off, document production and delivery

  • Excellent capacity to link with different stakeholders in the company : CEO, COO, product owners, technical team, communications

  • Attention to details, organized, follow through

  • Efficient, meet deadlines, ability to work under pressure

  • Experience in health and/or education in developing countries is an asset

  • Experience in preparing offers for aid agencies is an asset

  • Strong written and communication skills in French and English


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