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ODI - Business Development Manager

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Type of contract
Business Development
£39,897 - £50,466
Closing date
10 Sep 2017



Business Development Manager

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £39,897 - £50,466 per annum

Location: London

Ref: FIN/05/17


The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.


About us


ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.


We are looking for a Business Development Manager to own and develop central Business Development within ODI.


The Business Development Manager will use their extensive knowledge and experience of business development to drive improvement across the organisation. The role will own and be responsible for developing institutional guidance and policies relating to business development. They will work closely with the Business Development Managers within Clusters and the Finance team to ensure that teams have the support and information that they need to operate effectively, sharing best practice and raising standards. They will be responsible for creating systems and policies that support the development of a professional business development function within ODI. They will also have line management responsibility for the Project Accounting team and the Legal and Commercial Contracting Administrator.



  1. Extensive knowledge of coordinating proposals and bids.
  2. Evidence of financial literacy and knowledge of budgeting.Experience
  4. Substantial experience of developing and managing bids and proposals
  5. Experience of working with budgets and other financial management information systems
  6. Experience of providing financial information for senior stakeholders      including Management (e.g. SLT) or external donors
  7. Experience of managing a team



    1. Developing bids and proposals
    2. High level of numeracy
    3. Advanced IT skills, particularly Word, Excel and accountancy software packages
    4. Good written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate complex information to both financial and non-financial stakeholders at both Senior and junior level
    5. Experience of providing support to stakeholders and customers
    6. Excellent interpersonal skills
    7. Ability to prioritise and organise work flexibly in a fast-moving environment meeting multiple deadlines with multiple stakeholders
    8. Ability to manage and develop a team      



ODI is an equal opportunities employer                                                 Charity Reg. No.228248


For more information, please download an application pack from our website at www.odi.org.uk/jobs. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.

Interview Date: Week Commencing 18th September 2017

Closing date: 10 September 2017


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