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RFP Manager - English

Ref. Number 17-0315
Description Business
Contract info Recruitment
Language(s) required English (Fluent)
Region Amsterdam Region
Salary € 2500 - € 2800 Monthly
Start date ASAP
Duration 7 months contract with view to extension


 Our international client, one of the world’s leading executive search consulting firms, is now hiring a highly skilled RFP Manager to join their international team in Amsterdam.

The RFP Manager, will support sales teams/consultants in developing a clear response strategy and writing customer-focused proposals, RFP (Request for Proposal) responses and customer presentations. This position is critical to developing a compelling response by translating customer requirements with strategy and providing solutions into engaging, customer-ready documents. This role’s contributions directly impact the company’s proposal quality and win rate. This role would coordinate, prepare and complete all RFP’s and questionnaires. They would ensure that all RFP’s and questionnaires are responded to in a comprehensive, accurate, consistent, and timely manner.


Job Profile for RFP Manager
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Coordinate and prepare the response for all RFP’s
  • Facilitate the development and review of proposal strategies and themes
  • Work with marketing to create a proposal template that will be used as a control document
  • Analyze the RFP/bid requirements against the control document to ensure both compliance and responsiveness
  • Maintain archives of RFP responses
  • Ensure consistency and quality of proposal deliverables
  • Maintain RFP samplers for all marketed strategies
  • Work closely with Legal to ensure proposal documents conform to company policy and guidelines
  • Coordinate with all necessary internal groups (finance, marketing, consultants, associates) at all stages of the proposal
  • Take a proactive role to constantly strive to improve the quality of the responses
  • Update, maintain and distribute quarterly, won and lost reports, etc.
  • Follow-up with clients to obtain feedback; try to determine reasoning behind a win/loss
  • Submit Freedom of Information Requests where applicable to evaluate and compare the competitor’s responses
  • Organize and maintain a centralized information database (like an RFP “page” or dedicated “site”), updating questions/answers regularly to ensure that all information is up to date


Candidate Profile for RFP Manager

  • Must be fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Experience coordinating and writing proposals
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • 5 years’ experience responding to public and private sector RFIs, RFPs and unsolicited bids is preferred
  • Strong understanding of the proposal process
  • Extensive working knowledge of document production using Microsoft Word and
  • PowerPoint and the ability to manage large documents
  • Ability to work under pressure as part of a cohesive team
  • Proficiency in MS-Office suite with special focus on Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with electronic content delivery including Ariba or equivalent or response uploads and Flash or equivalent for presentations
  • Experience with proposal content knowledge bases such as Qvidian. PMAPS or SAVO is preferred
  • Detail oriented and ability to learn
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet internal and external customer deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen


What Our Client Offers

  • Become part of a dynamic team in a highly international working environment
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Great package of secondary benefits and bonuses
  • Laptop
  • Free lunches




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