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Bid Financial Modeller

Biffa Waste Services
Handy Cross, High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Full Time
Changing the way people think about waste.

At Biffa, we love working with waste. Whether we’re turning it into sustainable power, finding new ways to recycle it or simply keeping it off the streets, we believe every day is an opportunity to improve the lives of millions. It’s a view that’s shared by our 10,500+ people around the country, who trust us to provide them with a career that’s always rewarding, often challenging, but never dull. And it’s why we’re the UK’s No. 1 choice for business waste management

A quick look at the role.

To develop and finalise the cost, financial and commercial models for all bids and price submissions for the Municipal Division.

Why it’s an opportunity not to be wasted.

To take ownership of the Division’s cost modelling for all bids and tenders using the core Financial Model (Excel based).

Work with the Business Development Manager leading an individual bid to create and develop the Tender Financial Model through all stages of the bid process.

Take ownership of the ongoing development of business cost model. This includes ensuring all users are adequately trained, the completed cost models are checked and working with the external modelling provider for any future updates and improvements.

Contribute to the internal reports including progress meetings, sign-off approval meetings and escalation to Investment Committee and Group Board.

Liaise with all departments (including Fleet, HR, IT, Procurement) to maintain the current cost base for all core items affecting the Municipal business.

Work with the Head of Business Development (or designated sponsor) to develop the first stage Resourcing Model to connect into the Financial Model.

Maintain a database of current performance metrics for street and collection contracts (including operational and cost metrics) to enable accurate creation of cost estimates, sensitivity analyses and contract comparisons.

Attend Regional Meetings to keep up to date with existing contracts; identify development opportunities; and develop working relationships with Regional and Business Managers.

To support the Development Director on specific projects as requested.

To support the Company in achievement of the Biffa Balanced Business Plan.

The Cost Modeller is a key role in the Business Development Team within the Municipal Division. The long-term nature of the contracts necessitates an accurate assessment of a wide range of costs and outputs to accurately assess the final price to submit to a client as part of a complex tendering exercise.


Here’s what we require:

Education / Qualifications
Educated to Degree Level Grade A or B GCSE Mathematics or equivalent A level Mathematics Accountancy qualification (CIMA, IAAT, ACCA) - Desirable
Working in a tendering, bidding or pricing environment or Financial Modelling or similar accounting department Cost Modelling Estimating Waste Industry knowledge
Technical Knowledge
Intermediate / advanced Excel Financial systems
Ability to work as part of a team and support on specific projects and tenders Ability to work occasional unsociable hours and be flexible to deadlines

Willingness to travel

And here’s why you’ll love it at Biffa.
  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus
  • Ongoing career development, training and coaching - because if you don’t grow, we don’t grow.
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • Medical and dental scheme.
  • Retail and leisure discounts.
  • Holiday and travel discounts.
  • Bike to work scheme

Dedicated to diversity.

At Biffa we believe different ideas, perspective and backgrounds are key to developing a creative working environment that delivers real results. It’s why you’ll find us championing diversity and equality at every turn.

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