Bid Manager

Bid Manager

Job Title: Bid Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £30,0000 - £45,000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3365
Contact Name: Jon Martin
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 19, 2017 16:56

Job Description

My client is looking for an exceptional Bid Manager to join their well established team - the group has grown considerably over the last 10+ years from an organic and acquisitive perspective.

The role requires a keen attention to detail, an ability to take an analytical view on complex projects whilst applying good industry practice to work. The successful candidate will also be expected to be an expert in bid writing, and able to convey complex messages effectively to target audiences. They will also be required to liaise and coordinate input from all levels within the business, up to senior management and board level.

Responsibilities include

  • Understand the bid process in order to identify and qualify bid opportunities
  • Analyse win themes to objectively review bid responses throughout preparation, and position the group's companies correctly to secure business wins
  • Objectively review bid responses to ensure greatest chances of successful outcomes
  • Work intricately with business colleagues to fully understand opportunities, and relay/ oversee bid coordinator colleagues to support bid completion and submission
  • Apply best practice principles (e.g. APMP), and provide guidance and advice to bid and business colleagues
  • Apply expertise in bid writing to convey messages clearly, effectively and successfully
  • Ensure processes are followed at all times, and ensure compliance to agreed standards
  • Work in conjunction with each part of the group to understand opportunities, and identify areas for proactive development
  • Coordinate bid completion to produce distinctive, winning bids, managing the end-to-end bid process/life cycle
  • Prioritise and produce plans for the efficient and successful submission of bid documents to strict deadlines
  • Producing (writing) and editing bid response documents, ensuring each bid is positioned correctly, and with clear win themes and messages to maximise success rates
  • Evaluate each bid question fully in order to completely understand response requirements and formulate responses accordingly
  • Create storyboards for method statement question responses to identify points to be covered and the most logical sequence in which to provide a written response
  • Write and produce draft documents and bid responses in accordance with company standards
  • Coordinate and manage responses from multiple authors and sources to create seamless, consistent and high quality responses
  • To deliver improved and enhanced standards of written responses in conjunction with the Bid Team

Experience required

  • Relevant experience within a bid role
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a bid role
  • Experience of writing, editing and producing written pieces of work
  • At least 2 years’ experience in bid writing
  • At least 2 years’ experience in bid production within the health/ social care and/or recruitment industry
  • Experience of reviewing and responding to both Public and Private

Successful candidates will be contacted within 48 hours

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