Job Description At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors. Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help...

Job Description

At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors.

Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help empower them to make better decisions, while the powerful partnerships we build help to enhance the expertise that we offer. And by enabling clients to invest responsibly, it helps us to build a better world.

About the department

The Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) department co-ordinate and respond to client and consultant information requests. Proactively gather and distribute investment information, working closely with the Global Investment Specialists. Support sales and existing client business within abrdn’s Investments, whilst ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines at all times. Co-ordinate and respond to internal and external client and consultant information requests and participate in various ad-hoc projects.

About the role

As the RFP Specialist you will get the opportunity to be responsible for the delivery of RFPs, DDQs and RFIs to all client types and channels within the EMEA region. These will cover the full suite of asset classes and investment products offered. The RFP Specialist will be part of a highly specialised team and will work closely with Global Investment Specialists / Product Specialists.

You will get to build and develop positive working relationships with a range of departments and individuals throughout the company. You will be responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of new business proposals, consultant questionnaires and tenders for existing clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Production of comprehensive & compelling tender documents, within set deadlines
  • Create, maintain and enhance productive working relationships within the organisation (i.e., Legal, Client Directors, Client Reporting, Performance Measurement Team, Portfolio Managers, Investment Specialists, Product Specialists, Business Development Managers)
  • Participate in and assist with ongoing team projects & contribute to the development of processes & services or the improvement of standards & efficiency
  • Has a good knowledge of the investment management business and services
  • Deal with ad-hoc queries and requests for information efficiently and effectively
  • Observe risk & compliance framework and associated processes; secure necessary sign off

About the candidate requirements

  • Experience in writing tenders / RFPs
  • Familiarity with public tender process and procedure is desirable
  • Market/product knowledge desirable (or a general interest in the financial industry)
  • High standard of numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to access information from a variety of information sources and software

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer. Therefore, if you have a disability and would like to apply to one of our UK roles under the Disability Confident Scheme, please notify us by completing the relevant section in our candidate questionnaire and one of our team will reach out to support you through your application process.

Our benefits

There's more to working life than coming home with a good salary. We have an environment where you can learn, get involved and be supported.

When you join us, your reward will be one of the best around. This includes 40 days’ annual leave, a 16% employer pension contribution, a discretionary performance based bonus (where applicable), private healthcare and a range of flexible benefits – including gym discounts, season ticket loans and access to an employee discount portal. You can read more about our benefits here.

Our business

Enabling our clients to be better investors drives everything we do. Our business is structured around three distinct areas – our vectors of growth – focused on our clients’ changing needs. You can find out more about what we do here.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment.  We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance.  We support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.

If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.

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