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Business Development Executive - Maternity cover

Business Development Executive - Maternity cover

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United Kingdom-London

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As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over two hundred countries. 


The Business Development Executive's responsibility is to work closely with the Business Development Manager and the EIU Healthcare team on tenders, procurement and business development activities listed below. The post-holder also has functional relationships with the Bazian Information and Health Research teamsWe are looking for a 12 month maternity cover.


In the role you would be expected to:

  • Conduct first sift for searches for tender opportunities
  • Manage specific tender applications processes, as allocated by line manager. including tender screening, writing, submission and post-submission follow-ups
  • Manage projects and provide content support for specific new business proposals, as directed by line manager
  • Support in contract negotiation for new and existing projects at Bazian as directed by line manager

Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in the role you must have: 

  • Proven ability at project management and client management
  • Proven ability at stakeholder and client management
  • Experience in providing high quality documentation throughout the project life cycle
  • Proven ability at managing risk around project timelines with clear and appropriate communication to internal and external stakeholders
  • Degree in business or any other relevant field
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written business communication skills e.g. clear and concise emails, tender documents and presentations
  • Excellent experience in account management and client liaison
  • Ability to develop business proposals in the healthcare market
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, working with clients, clinicians
  • Ability to manage risk around project timelines
  • Strong command over English Language –written and spoken

To succeed in the role you will be able to demonstrate

  • Familiarity with preparing public sector tenders
  • Functional understanding of the NHS, the healthcare industry and evidence-based healthcare would be an advantage
  • Strong analytical and synthesis skills to distil complex information or documents
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and project management tools
  • A self-motivator - organised and conscientious with an eye for detail
  • A goal-driven and result-oriented person 
  • Ability to work and meet tight deadlines with excellent time-management and organisational skills
  • Independence and resourcefulness but committment to being part of a dynamic team