Bid Manager

Job title: Bid Manager
Contract Type: Full-time
Salary: £30,000 - £55,000
Contact Name: Matt Franklin
Phone Number: 020 3826 1163
Job Published: 18 days ago

Job Description:

​I am working with a multi sector recruitment company who have been a stalwart in their sectors for a number of years. Due to extensive recent growth they are now looking for an experienced Bid Manager to grow and lead their bids and tenders function, and to directly support the production of proposals for the sales team with the aim of driving business into the company.

As a growing but niche division of sizeable recruitment group, the role offers an agile, tenacious individual the unique opportunity to help shape their role, whilst having the security of being part of a large stable organisation.

Reporting directly into the senior leadership within the company, this is a vital role in ensuring that the bids and proposals submitted by the business are of the highest quality and continue to meet the outcome targets established for both the bids and sales teams. Having previously outsourced this function, they are now looking for an experienced professional to bring this in house.


Design the full end to end bids process from discovery and evaluation to writing and management then tracking within the business

Take a detailed brief from sales managers and liaising with the internal marketing team to produce proactive sales proposals

Reporting into the CEO and fulfilling the expectation of designing and building out a high performing internal bids function 

Leading on all bid processes from stakeholder briefings, white boarding sessions, response drafting, reviewing and finalising, ensuring key decisions are made in a timely manner and coordinating internal sign off processes from operations and finance - taking responsibility for complex deals and managing the bid through to completion

Producing high quality written responses to client questions, based on in-depth knowledge of our own business.

Working with the sales lead to develop the unique value proposition in accordance with specific client requirements.

Key skills and experience required:

4+ years bid writing and management within the recruitment sector including proven experience within the public sector preferably with experience in health and social housing

Grounded understanding and experience writing bids for MSP and RPO business processes

Self-starter attitude, able to work independently and promote best practice and install strong processes within the business

Tenacious and highly organised to ensure business engagement in bid processes

Strong written and communication ability with high attention to detail and ability to work to within strategic guidelines

Ability to work to and excel in tight deadlines under pressure in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment.