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Business Development Administrator

Itad is a leading international development consultancy providing advice to governments, foundations, multilateral agencies and non-profits on how to maximise the impact of their investments. We have an excellent track record of providing our clients with the information and insight they need to make development work smarter, produce better results and improve people’s lives. Are you keen to learn and develop your skills? Learning is a fundamental part of our work, we embrace learning on an everyday basis to generate knowledge and share skills, enabling innovation, positive change and personal growth. You will have access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities, including our extensive virtual learning platform, regular skills development sessions and seminars, and our all-staff knowledge and learning days. Office life is shaped and defined by our people not just through our work but through the things that are important to us. Whether you’re interested in music, environmental action, hiking or baking – there’s plenty of social activities to get involved in. We are located in the centre of the vibrant city of Brighton and we are dog friendly too! Even though we have an amazing office location, we understand the importance of a work life balance and have a hybrid approach to working in the office so don't expect you to be in every day. This role is integral to the Business Development team and if successful, you will join a highly skilled group of people united in their purpose to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable world. Sound interesting? Come and join us! Location: Brighton, hybrid Contract: Permanent Hours: Full time 37.5 per week Salary: Circa £24,500 pa depending on experience Closing date: Sunday 10th December Team Overview Itad’s Business Development team is a cross-cutting unit that takes a lead on the identification and capture of opportunities, the development and implementation of business development best practice and the support of Itad practices in the development and submission of technical and financial bids to our clients. Specific responsibilities of the BD team include: Upstream – Acquiring market intelligence and feeding this into leads cycle Leads Process – Managing the process of identifying bidding opportunities Bidding Process – Lead coordination of proposals and expressions of interest Partners/Associates – Building new and existing relationships with external consultants and partners in core areas of work Account management – Coordinating the company-wide account management process Commercial management – Ensuring that proposal budgets are commercially viable and meet Itad gross profit margin expectations L&D – Sharing business development know how across the company BD Strategy – Monitoring and improving bidding processes and strategy   The Role This is a key role supporting the business development team and general business development practices and systems across Itad. The Business Development Administrator role is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their career in business development or international development more generally. The role includes the following key responsibilities: Lead identification and research: You will have ownership of identifying new bidding opportunities weekly. You will provide ad-hoc research support to Itad’s Practices to identify and position future business opportunities, identify appropriate organisations to build partnerships with and support Itad’s account management. Bid support: You will contribute to bids led by other colleagues as required. Your contributions will range from due diligence and administrative queries, CV formatting, team searches and producing tailored project references. Bid Team processes: Contribute to maintaining and developing Business Development processes and systems. Business development support to Itad’s Practices: You will provide general support to Itad’s Practices on business development and commercial matters. The Candidate You will have strong written and verbal communication skills. Your ability to manage your time and, more importantly flag issues and queries to the wider team is essential.  You can pragmatically manage a highly variable workload with competing priorities and maintain an attention to detail throughout. You enjoy building and maintaining relationships across all levels of the business. You are pro-active in your thinking and delivery and naturally identify ways to improve existing process and establish new approaches. You may have experience in recruitment, formatting CV's and summarising candidate information to clients. We know there are great candidates who may not fit everything described, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. Our Benefits We offer: A matched company pension up to 5%. 26 days holiday per year, plus a further 3 flexible days and public holidays which you can take whenever you want to. Continuous learning: you will have access to our online training, as well as induction programmes and the opportunity to attend company training. Hybrid and flexible working Cycle to work scheme Our office is easily accessible, close to public transport and dog friendly. About Itad Our knowledge and expertise are grouped around Practice areas including Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings (FCAS), Human Development, Inclusive Growth, and Governance and Institutional Strengthening. We continue to grow in size, commercial performance and professional reputation and we are increasingly recognised as a global leader with a diverse client base including international development agencies and philanthropic foundations. At Itad, we are committed to actively promoting diversity, equality and inclusion to empower people both within our organisation and through our work. We know that employees with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences make us a more effective and innovative company and we therefore welcome and encourage applications from interested candidates regardless of age, sex, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, or belief.