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Bid Estimator

  • 594469
  • Sydney CBD
  • Business Development
  • Finance / Accounting
  • Full Time

At Compass we strive to build an environment of inclusion that allows a diverse group of employees to contribute, participate, and succeed. We value the different perspectives and abilities of our employees because they uniquely improve the quality of our work and services we provide for our clients and customers.

And our services are vast! Compass Group are the global market leader in providing a range of support services to customers in the workplace, schools and colleges, hospitals, at leisure and in remote environments. In Australia we have over 10,000 employees working across 600+ locations. 

In a period of growth, we are actively recruiting for a Bid Estimator, sitting within Finance working alongside our Business Development team. It will involve exposure and interaction across all functions within our organisation. It will primarily support our Urban sector, however in time may also support all sectors across our organisation.

The Role

Whilst supporting the Business Development Team in preparation, completion and handover of tenders/new business opportunities you will also be required to partake in;

  • Financial Modelling to develop project specific financial models that are accurate, auditable and take into consideration applicable benchmarks that are tested.
  • Complete scenario analysis in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Work alongside our Director of Client Solutions to ensure effective risk vs return vs winnability.
  • Facilitate review and approval processes by ensuring compliance to key financial controls and commercial principles set out by the leadership team.
  • Oversee all benchmarked and standing data, alongside our HUB and commercial teams.
  • Budget quotes
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationship with Operations Team to ensure effective capture of feedback on cost inputs applied in modelling.
  • Proactive engagement with our Shared Services to capture up to data input in the Tender process.
  • Post submission tender support in response to clarifications, attending client meetings and tender presentation.
  • Analytic support for contract negotiation preparation with clients on strategic and complex new business opportunities.
  • Effective commercial handover of financial model for opportunities that are won, with subsequent commercial partnering to ensure operation with bid model and documentation and learning of key outcomes.

The Person

  • Undergraduate qualifications (Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering or Other)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a proven ability to influence and interact with key stakeholders
  • Numerical agility together with proven analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Proven ability to forge strong and sustainable relations with key stakeholders within organisation
  • Excellent presentation skills to clients and internal Stakeholders
  • Previous experience in the hospitality or facilities management industries
  • Previous experience in bid/tender teams and business development
  • A pragmatic team player who can overlay a commercial lens on a financial model
  • Financial Modeling Experience- Advanced Excel

The Benefits

We believe in the opportunity to recognise and develop great talent and offer many diverse opportunities.  We place great importance in looking after our people and offer a variety of learning and development opportunities, reward and recognition programs, paid parental leave and a selection of corporate benefits.

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