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Business Development and Project Management Executive

The role

Due to recent business development success, Landell Mills is looking to recruit a Business Development and Project Management Executive (Project Executive) in our Framework Contracts (FWC) Division.

A FWC is a mechanism where clients ask us to prepare proposals for assignments, which are then evaluated, and if successful implemented. We are part of global FWCs for the EU in particular. Examples of specific projects under FWCs include preparation of a new agricultural project; advisory services to increase trade between a developing country and the EU; or monitoring and evaluation of an ongoing intervention.

In this position, you will become part of a growing team of professionals, dedicated and experienced project managers and specialists, working in close collaboration with colleagues in our offices in Dublin and elsewhere in Europe. You will experience the pulse and dynamics of the consulting business and gain experience in working with different international clients/ donors throughout all the project cycle.

Duties and responsibilities

The specific tasks of the role are the day-to-day management of the ongoing FWCs, this includes:

  • Prepare technical and financial proposals for requests for services within the above FWCs:
    • This will require fact-finding (on-line and through networking and research) to understand the needs of new requests and to set-up partnerships with consortium partners, experts, local companies, or other international firms.
    • Preparation of technical proposals requires an analytical mind-set – assessing the needs of the project and context; and based on the market research, develop a proposal outlining the work plan and costs to undertake activities, and identify how best to market Landell Mills and the expert team to win the opportunity.
    • identification of experts (using the company database, online platform, networking, etc.) for assignments within the above FWCs, and evaluating CVs.
    • Negotiating competitive budgets for each specific request.
  • Manage specific projects under FWCs:
    • This will include preparing consultant contracts, organising logistics (flights, visas, security arrangements) for projects (with the support of an administrator), as well as day to day financial management, implementation follow-up and quality control of outputs.
    • Monitoring and follow up on progress of project activities with the in-country team, and discussions with senior staff regarding possible changes to the implementation approach to reflect changing client requirements or expectations.
    • Represent Landell Mills at client review meetings, briefing and debriefing meetings, etc.
  • Identify and follow up new business development opportunities:
  • Undertake checks to ensure requests and projects are in line with internal and external policies and procedures:
    • Undertake checks of due diligence and other anti-corruption documentation for projects across the Division to ensure we are complying, in order to meet ISO37001 obligations.
    • Undertake country and project risk assessments for tenders in high-risk countries, in alignment with our Duty of Care procedures.

This description is a brief synopsis of the role and is not designed to be restrictive. Depending on your skills and experience, and the current portfolio, you may focus on one aspect more than another.

In doing the above, you will be expected to contribute positively to the company’s profitable portfolio of work and its reputation for successful project acquisition and implementation. You will be joining an existing team of five.

You will also be expected to contribute to internal knowledge sharing and communication and liaise and collaborate with all the other technical and cross-cutting divisions at Landell Mills.

At the time of starting employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK or Belgium.

Person specification

Skills/abilities – interpersonal and qualifications

Essential/ desirable attributes*

Organised with the ability to work to a high standard and holds demonstrable experience in prioritising multiple tasks and meeting deadlines

Essential

Strong communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills

Essential

Co-operative and supportive team player

Essential

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 Essential

Fluency in French and English

Essential

Skills/abilities – other

 

Fluency in Portuguese or Spanish

Desirable

Fully IT literate – Excel and Word

Essential

Ability to produce accurate work within tight deadlines

Essential

Experience

 

A graduate degree in a subject of relevance to the company’s work

Essential

Previous experience of working with framework contracts for donors, preferably the EU

Desirable

Minimum 1 year of experience working with FWCs

Desirable

Experience of working concurrently on multiple projects and managing competing priorities

Desirable

Recent graduates are also encouraged to apply and as such no prior experience is necessary. However, where prior experience has been gained, experience in helping to win new contracts, in logistics or recruitment, or in project management will be preferred.  

*Essential attributes: Those without which a candidate would struggle to do the job. Any candidate unable to demonstrate how they meet these requirements would normally be rejected at the shortlisting stage.
Desirable attributes: Those that would be useful, but are not essential, for the post-holder to possess.

Where you will work

The position will be based either in the UK (Trowbridge) or Belgium (Brussels). In the UK, there is also the option to work at our Bristol office for part of the week. Due to the level of this role, sponsorship is not available, therefore applicants must have an existing right to work in either location. We operate a hybrid work from home / office culture but in a new role and with an enhanced team, we would expect the candidate to have considerable day-to-day in person contact with the Division team. Limited overseas travel will be required as part of the job. 

How to apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter via the relevant job posting on our website. Please also state when you may be able to take up the role, and whether you have the right to work in the UK and/or Belgium. The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 11 August. Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis.

Applications close on
August 11th, 2024

Salary
A competitive salary, dependent on experience


Organisation profile
Landell Mills

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