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About the company

We have a clear focus on growing our business and providing our customers with a world class service. Our team is incredibly high performing and the person we appoint to this role will need to be too. We also have a lot of fun and the open culture of Learning Pool is something that we are proud of.


The Role

Learning Pool’s Bid Team supports our commercial organisation in responding to external requests for information, defining world-class solutions and preparing compelling project proposals. Working as part of the team, you will also help salespeople and learning consultants to qualify opportunities, prepare bid presentations for the customer and maintain an up to date library of bid assets.

You will need to enjoy working to fixed and often short deadlines and have the ability to network effectively across Learning Pool to coordinate resources and expertise from colleagues in other teams. An eye for detail and fantastic communication skills are required whilst a good understanding of learning technologies is an advantage but not essential.


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What you'll be doing

The role holder will:

  • develop a deep understanding of our products, services and solution propositions
  • review client documentation to commercially and technically qualify opportunities and establish their range of requirements
  • complete Pre-Qualification Questionnaires, Invitations to Tender and Requests for Information / Proposals in liaison with the Sales and Learning Consultant teams
  • properly create, format and proofread bid documentation, using pre-existing text and graphics where suitable and developing new where needed
  • work with Technical and Design teams to extract or create resources for each client response
  • liaise directly with clients to capture and clarify requirements when necessary
  • coordinate proposal creation and ensure submission deadlines are met
  • help the sales team to help develop compelling client presentations
  • attend sales and bid planning meetings
  • help maintain a customer reference register and support the creation of case studies
  • FAQ support to help commercial teams to respond to client FAQs from supplier RFPs and supplier questionnaires

In addition to the responsibilities above, you may be required to perform other duties assigned by the department from time to time. We work as a team and everyone is expected to chip in with help as needed.

Who we are looking for

We will want to see that you can demonstrate:

  • a basic understanding of business to business sales activity
  • highly flexible and motivated, working without supervision as needed
  • ability to multitask to work across bid activities effectively
  • excellent attention to detail, particularly in writing and proofreading
  • persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal
  • experience of building strong relationships at all levels both internally, with clients and prospective clients
  • deadline driven with effective time management skills
  • ability to work in a fast paced, self-directed, entrepreneurial team environment
  • given a suitable period for learning, the ability to understand and respond to technical information in response to a client’s specific requirements
  • positive, friendly and can-do attitude

It would be advantageous if you have:

  • experience using business tools – Google Suite, MS Office and Salesforce CRM
  • technical aptitude and understanding of software and service-based solutions
  • the ability to understand client needs in relation to the wider online and blended learning industry

Commercial experience in selling learning technology products and services is desirable but not necessarily essential for the right candidate.

Benefits

The Learning Pool team is filled with people who have a real passion for what they do. We have been listed on the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for two consecutive years and have received an Investors in People Gold accreditation, proving our commitment to our employees. The successful candidate can expect to take advantage of the great benefits and career opportunities that come with working for us, including:

  • Generous pension package
  • Flexible and family-friendly working policies
  • Childcare vouchers, tech scheme and much more

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Apply for this Position

Bid Executive, Nottingham or Derry
*The closing date for this role is 7th October 2019*