Bid Manager

Recruiter
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
GBP33000.00 - GBP38000.00 per annum +
Posted
21 Aug 2017
Closes
20 Sep 2017
Ref
3099978
Contact
Matthew Quilter
Specialist Area
Operations
Job Level
Consultant
Sector
Consultancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time



Your new role
I am recruiting for a talented and self-sufficient Bid Manager with proven success in a similar role. With a key leading role as part of a dedicated national bid team, you will lead bidding and business development activity across our network of 17 UK offices. Key responsibilities:

  • Managing complex bids and providing support to less complex bids
  • Managing the entire bid process, working closely with all parts of the business to ensure professional, compliant and compelling bid responses
  • Organising bid reviews and actively reviewing against client requirements
  • Developing and implementing best practice across the wider bid team and division
  • Creating high quality client proposals including bid submissions, pre-qualification questionnaires, presentations and supporting pre-bid activity, the standard of which should acts as a benchmark to the team
  • Driving and improving the look and feel of bid documentation through creative graphic design, in line with branding guidelines
  • Planning, coordinating, editing and writing bid content, bespoke to client requirements
  • Facilitating kick-off meetings, workshops and storyboarding sessions
  • Continuously improving document design and layout , liaising with graphic designers as necessary
  • Seeking and analysing internal and external feedback to support continuous improvement
  • Working closely with bid contributors to develop and implement work winning strategies across multiple sectors, and shape the approach to bidding
  • Undertaking bid/no bid discussions and bid categorisation
  • Developing bid plans and using them as a key bid management tool
  • Interfacing with the wider bid team to share knowledge and best practice, and raise standards across the division



Professional profile:

  • Minimum two years' experience in a bid management role
  • Excellent written English
  • Demonstrable project management experience on sizable bid opportunities
  • Demonstrable creativity and innovation through production of bespoke documentation
  • Line management experience is desirable
  • An understanding of professional services and/or the construction industry is desirable
  • A working knowledge of Adobe InDesign is desirable
  • As the role requires significant UK travel, a full UK driving license is required.


Personal profile:

  • Positive, determined and ambitious bid professional
  • Effective and confident communicator and influencer, at all levels of a business
  • Team player, integrating easily within a team
  • Superb business acumen, with a proven track record of success in bid management
  • Ability to excel and lead a team under pressure to demanding deadlines
  • Self-motivated, working to own initiative and to an exceedingly high quality
  • A creative flair for smart and slick presentation and document layout
  • Strong attention to detail and skilled in editing copy
  • Customer focussed approach throughout the entire bid process
  • Impeccable organisational and project management skills
  • Driven by goals and achievement of success and excellence




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