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Business development and marketing manager/coordinator - maternity cover


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Studio Egret West is seeking a business development and marketing manager/coordinator – maternity cover to join its team in London.

Studio Egret West is a multidisciplinary practice of 63 architects, urban designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, model makers as well as CGI artists and filmmakers working on a range of mixed-use, place-making projects.

We are looking for a business development and marketing manager to join the Studio Egret West team. The role would initially involve a nine-month contract, with some flexibility for extension.

Working closely with the directors, the ideal candidate is responsible for driving and supporting new business opportunities, including managing the production of our bid submissions, competition entries, tenders and fee proposals. The person will also lead the studio’s communications and marketing initiatives, responsible for copywriting, image coordination, and distribution.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience within the architectural industry as well as apt project management and communication skills.

Responsibilities:

Business development:

  • ownership of the bid and tender process from start to finish, undertaking preparation of all documentation and working closely with the senior team to produce highly competitive, concise and compelling responses to public and private sector bids and RFP’s
  • seeking out, receiving, assessing and evaluating bid notices and new business opportunities, making appropriate recommendations in liaison with the directors
  • arrange and chair bid kick-off meetings to determine a bid/no bid decision and potential bid strategy, as well as subsequent progress meetings.
  • writing copy for proposals, and compiling and presenting information into comprehensive documents with a strong and graphic presence
  • tracking bids, monitoring submission deadlines and following up where required
  • providing regular feedback on any successes/weaknesses and identifying/advising on areas of improvement that can be made for future bids/practice protocols
  • producing fee proposals and portfolios in relation to new business leads, keeping an up to date centralised database of documents, and setting up meetings with key contacts as required
  • responsible for renewing membership of online pre-qualification websites and keeping profiles up-to-date
  • maintaining company bid literature, including all staff CVs and the bid information library
  • identification of networking opportunities and key industry events

Marketing and communications:

  • copywriting for a variety of mediums, including but not limited to award submissions, press releases, brochures and the practice website
  • social media management
  • website management
  • leading on all awards submissions, collating project information and ensuring submission deadlines are met
  • developing, driving and implementing on all press releases, collating project information and liaising with various consultants, as required
  • working closely with the associate director of research to drive and support the thought-leadership programme
  • maintaining the internal and external event calendar

Skills and experience:

  • proven experience of working within architecture
  • experience of working to tight deadlines and ability to work under pressure
  • ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently, prioritising key tasks
  • excellent literacy, writing and editing skills
  • strong content generation skills with a keen eye for detail (including proofreading, quality checking, imagery and design)
  • ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • ability to coordinate people effectively and efficiently
  • reliable, hard-working and flexible

Studio Egret West is a very sociable and inclusive place to work. We offer a host of benefits including weekly yoga classes, social sporting events, regional and international studio trips, free breakfast and an enhanced pension and bonus scheme.

Studio Egret West is an equal opportunities employer.


How to apply?

Please submit your CV with examples of your work, together with your salary expectations to careers@egretwest.com

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