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Jacobs Operational Sales Director - Engineering Services in United Kingdom

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We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Energy, Security & Technology is invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defence, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It is our challenge as human beings, too. That is why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It is our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Flexibility is key to our future business strategy and to our “Future of Work” plans. With this in mind we are actively considering flexible work patterns for all of our roles. Feel free to apply and we can discuss both hours and working patterns to suit the needs of all.

About the opportunity:

Are you seeking a new challenging career? to open your horizons in a dynamic environment where you can make a real difference using your own initiative and develop along the way, broadening your networks with the UK’s preeminent Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management Business

Jacobs are recruiting for an Operational Sales Director – Engineering Services, this is a multi-cross-sector role that focuses on developing opportunity for a core capability within Jacobs. This role will be both externally and internally focused to drive sales and can be based in Stockton, Cumbria or any Jacobs UK Office. Core duties will fall into four broad categories: Market and Client understanding, Sales Lead generation, Opportunity Response leadership and Co-ordinate to a successful outcome.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide compelling offers to our customers, that are compliant, clear, credible, and concise, using applicable resources, guidelines and templates

  • Ensure end to end bid delivery excellence in line with Jacobs’s bidding (end game) process

  • Lead in the development and implementation of opportunities, through the capture and bidding process, developing win plans, storyboards and bid plans that ensure the offering is compelling by instructing tactics and controlling bid thought

  • Must have a strategic mindset with the ability to think beyond the realms of the bid or proposition.

  • Collects company data or conducts internal/external research as appropriate for opportunity response documents and/or strategy development

  • Effective team player including guiding a technical bid team to a successful submission – this role requires significant collaboration with others

  • Customer facing when required. Confident communications both verbally and written and with a forward-thinking approach, directing customer relationships, interpreting strategic importance and tactical partnering

  • Understands the balance between risks and opportunities and is confident to challenge the norm and do something different

  • Develops and maintains sales qualification materials, such as gathering proven best in class responses and proofs to support the bid writers, developing case studies and exemplar responses for key projects to support future opportunities

  • Develops appropriate network within the company to facilitate identification and sharing of capability, relevant information, best practices etc.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Essential:

  • End user focused with an ability through active listening to understand, empathise and resolve customer issues – encouraging early engagement on opportunities via customer value propositions

  • Open to Change and authentic with an ability to influence and guide relationships forward both internally and externally

  • Ability to use Learning from experience in projects, programmes, bids, proposals etc. to enhance our performance and drive to excellence

  • Passionate about delivery, quality, and presentation of proposals

  • Curious, resilient and adaptable

  • Experienced and achieving goals through the work of others

  • Advanced verbal and written command of English language

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

  • Excellent capability in Microsoft Office suite and with knowledge of database applications

  • Willingness to support others with an abundance mentality and a strong collaborative ethos

  • Willing to play an in important role in a team environment and lead by example to enable a successful outcome

  • Cultivates innovation and drive diversity in company thinking

Desirable

  • Previous experience of working within an Engineering environment and /or with nuclear customers and / or Technology and Consultancy Business and / or Sales/Business Development Function desirable

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, technical or related discipline. Similar working level obtained through relevant job experience may be accepted in lieu of degree level education

  • Experienced in bid management

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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