Company: Wood
Skills: Business Development
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood in Saudi Arabia currently has a requirement for a Business Development Manager to work out of Riyadh. The successful candidate will have the drive and commitment to make a genuine difference to our performance on projects across the full life cycle, from studies and FEED to PMC & PMO, to ensure that Wood continues to differentiate itself from its competitors by delivering quality projects to our client's requirements.

  • To lead and deliver on registrations with government and non - government entities
  • To own, manage and coordinate, in conjunction with others as defined, the preparation of Prequalification submissions to clients (including Expressions of Interest etc.)
  • To lead and support on proposals in preparation, collation and delivery of proposals and other administration as required
  • To monitor status, progress and quality of prequalification's, and endeavor to address and / or "flag up" concerns regarding these. To provide current market analysis, maintain client relationship management database and ensure the Sales Database is current and correct. Log and keep accurate records of all in - coming and outgoing client correspondence
  • To set-up, attend and assist in Business Development meetings; and provide services for the global Growth and Business Development Department
  • Ensure assigned Prequalification's are developed and reviewed using best practices and to meet client requirements
  • Administer the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) portal and keeping it live and up to date with leads, opportunities, and status of submitted proposals
  • Support in development of Proposals (or Prequalification's) as assigned and carry out activities as requested by the responsible Proposal Manager. Where supporting proposals maintain an awareness of Wood processes (Preparation of Proposals) and how this requires the proposal to be developed
  • Maintain records and reports of Prequalification activities up to date for assigned items and keep Manager, Proposal Systems informed of progress and issues. Ensure that Wood's Saudi entities are correctly registered in client's vendor systems, E - Systems etc
  • Keep track of our registration status and ensure that we renew in a timely fashion as required. Provide support in developing and arranging presentations to clients in relation to Proposals, Prequalification's, Business development or similar activities as assigned
  • Attend job explanation meetings as required (May be throughout the GCC region) and take notes to develop Win Plans and Competitor Profiles
  • Provide Market analysis and presentations to support the Sales strategic efforts
  • Maintain and update proposal information stores (experience lists, project profiles and similar) in coordination with other Senior / Proposal Engineers. Support and implement departmental improvement initiatives
  • Provide administration support to the Proposal Manager for allocated Proposals - including collection of bid and tender bonds, printing, collating and delivery of the proposal document to the client. (Including collection of bid bonds post submission as required)
  • Prepare and maintain the electronic and paper filing system for proposals. Coordinate Invoices issued by Wood offices for KSA clients and assist in chasing outstanding client invoices. Tracking and monitoring such missing payments
  • Maintain and update database records associated with proposals - including CV's, project profiles and experience lists. Provide administration support for Sales and Proposal Manager Meetings - including meeting room and refreshment bookings

Skills / Qualifications

  • The person will be an integral part of the Resilient Environments International - Business Development & Commercial department and will be reporting to the Business Unit's Director in KSA; and will ideally have experience in Infrastructure bid coordination, proposals and estimating, and strength in taking ownership and delivering administrative support
  • Candidate must have at a minimum a bachelor's degree and be fluent in English and Arabic (Speaking & writing)
  • Candidate must have a minimum of 8 to 10 years of demonstrable experience and be already living and established in Riyadh

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.