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Consulting - MERC - Activation Hub Proposal Associate

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP639-1433

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Line of Service
Advisory

Specialism
Operations

Management Level
Associate

Job Description & Summary
This individual will work within the Middle East Activation Hub (AH) to support regional opportunities, proposal development, and management on strategic opportunities across our PwC competencies within the Consulting Line of Service. They will work with the Proposal Manager to collaborate with multiple regional and global teams, to execute standardised proposal processes and coordinate proposal responses. Support in developing insights and tools to ensure that information is readily available to facilitate the organization in achieving its business needs.

Key responsibilities:
• Support the Proposal Manager in facilitating the internal support of proposal development stages, in gathering information to pull together first drafts of proposals, assessing client requirements, and reviewing to ensure that proposal requirements are filled, providing inputs and organizing the content including structure and formatting of proposal documents
• Execute firm standardised proposal processes and management to coordinate multi-territory proposal responses
• Ability to organise and collaborate with individuals at all levels of seniority across multiple territories, where required
• Perform all admin requirements in relation to submitting a bid E.g. submission requirements and compliance, Bid bond issuance follow up, maintaining a schedule for deadline and key milestones for bid submission, etc.
• Support in formatting and editing proposal content.
• Creation and development of slides under guidance from the Proposal Manager.
• Desktop research for credentials, collateral, subject matter experts across the network (global and regional).
• Update the team's knowledge management system to serve the business needs and requirements.

Scope of role and qualifications
• Support on large, strategic RFP responses, including leveraging the knowledge of a professional services firm's operations, internal processes, tools, and support services.
• Demonstrate understanding of key elements, terms, and processes found within a Consulting or professional services proposal.
• Demonstrate ability to communicate compelling value propositions; manage resource requirements, project workflow, and, prepare or coordinate complex written and verbal materials.

Requirements

Education
• Bachelor's Degree in Marketing Studies, Research or Business Administration

Language
• Fluency in spoken and written English, proficiency in Arabic is an advantage

Overall Experience
• 1-2 years of experience in proposal development

Specific Experience
• Basic research and account management skills
• Experience using Microsoft Office packages, specifically PowerPoint for Proposals and Presentations

Knowledge and Skills
• Strong communication and writing skills
• Strong presentation skills
• Independent worker
• Strong organisation and attention to detail
• Process driven and able to facilitate workflow in challenging conditions and working with difficult stakeholders
• Ability to team with stakeholders across functions, borders, and regardless of position
• Capabilities with basic creative design (powerpoint, graphics, etc.)
• Ability to multitask on projects
• Quick learner
• Basic research and account management skills
• Experience using Microsoft Office packages, specifically PowerPoint and Google for Proposals and Presentations
• Ability to travel (up to 20%)

About the Company

PwC firms help organizations and individuals to create the value they're looking for.

We're a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the global PwC network.

In our 3 key areas of business or Lines of Service Assurance, Tax, and Advisory we work with our clients from business start ups to the worlds leading organizations to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

We help our own people to learn, discover, develop and make a real difference all the way through their working lives. And we have big ambitions to grow.

PwC Middle East Region is part of what we call the Central Cluster and includes the UK, Europe and Africa as well as the Middle East. The region consists of 12 markets - UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Palestine.

PwC has been established in the region for over 40 years, we already employ over 4500 people and we are on course to become the Middle East number one professional service firm.

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Associate salaries in UAE

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AED 8,000

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