Business Development Administrator

Business Development · Brighton & Hove, East Sussex
Department Business Development
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation Up to £25kpa

Itad is a leading international development consultancy providing advice to governments, foundations, multilateral agencies development finance institutes, private sector and non-profits on how to maximise the impact of their investments. We have a 37-year 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. Our knowledge and expertise are grouped around four practice areas: Inclusive Growth and Climate Change, Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings, Human Development and Governance and Institutional Strengthening. 


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.


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 demonstrated in a similar client facing environment. 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.


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.


The salary for this role is up to £25K.  We also offer a comprehensive learning and development programme, 24 days holiday plus additional time off over Christmas and a matched company pension up to 5%.

The role is based in our offices in Brighton & Hove (East Sussex), but we are open to you working anywhere in the UK. Travel to the office would be expected for key company and team events. You will already have the right to live and work in the UK.


The deadline for applications is 29th May, however please note we will be interviewing successful candidates on a rolling basis with a view to joining the team as soon as possible.

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  • Location
    Brighton & Hove, East Sussex
  • Department
    Business Development
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    Up to £25kpa