Bid Manager

  • Job Reference: BMDQ1
  • Date Posted: 16 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Advancing People Ltd
  • Location: West End, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Plus benefits
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy, I.T. & Communications, Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Advancing People are recruiting for an established client who are looking for a proven Bid Manager that will be dealing with the end-to-end bid process, predominantly within the Public Sector.

This is a home based role, with the successful candidate having the ability to travel occasionally to one of clients offices.

Our client is a leading International software business that place a major emphasis on building a team of left and right brain thinkers and a working environment where you can have great professional success. If you have the talent, they have the technology and resources to help you create something you can be proud of. If you relish a challenge - and want to work with fun, creative, smart people - you will fit right in.

This role is working 9:00am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday working from home with complete home office set up, support and ongoing training.

Our client is keen to appoint the right candidate asap so apply now for immediate consideration.

This Bid Manager role could suit either:

A proven Bid Manager, ideally with Public Sector or Technology sector experience.


An ambitious Bid Coordinator with similar sector experience that is looking for a step up, with fantastic support and training available to progress their career.

This rarely available Bid Manager role will be paying a competitive basic salary, offering excellent variety and exposure to a wide range of existing and new clients, across the UK and beyond.

The Role:

You will be managing the end-to-end bid management process, within agreed timescales. Coordinating concurrent bids and tenders - identifying and responding to opportunities as required.

With a clear understanding of what is being requested for each bid you will also manage the bid qualification process for new opportunities, leading the bid team whilst working across the business in order to coordinate bid activity and governance with responsibility for the complete process.

Obtaining approval for any risks and deliverables, the role will involve working closely with multiple sales teams and subject matter experts to ensure pricing and the ability to deliver is viable with a true focus on being able to write customer-focused proposals.

All bids will need to be compliant, concise and will meet the criteria requested, deadlines are met and will communicate fully the proposition without committing over and above capabilities to deliver.

You will be responsible for communicating SLA and key dates for bids to all relevant departments - communication is key for this role!

Taking a pro-active approach you will be making sure the company is present in relevant, current and future frameworks.

With a focus on the public sector you will be managing the procurement process which will include creating and submitting CCS service offers, order forms and will adhere to any other framework procedures as required.

Outside of the tender process you will have the opportunity to review, write and support informal proposals whilst updating the internal library and CRM. Monitoring continual compliance and adjusting for any changes in legislation.

Reviewing and collecting big budget data will enable you to demonstrate return on investment, ensuring post bid reviews are completed and documented as well as win/ loss data, whilst leading internal reviews on lessons learned throughout the bidding process.

Working closely with the sales enablement manager you will be looking to constantly improve the structure of bids, sales material, frameworks and presentations.

Candidate Requirements:

You will have a track record of working within a similar bid manager role with proven bid and framework management experience, ideally have dealt mainly with public sector bids and tenders.

Experience of working within IT or Telecoms is highly desirable or alternatively you will be working within a technical product or service sector.

Our client is looking for someone that can provide evidence of advanced writing skills, a relevant qualification or proven track record of writing success is essential.

APMP membership or certification is advantageous.

Our client is looking for a commercially aware and talented multi tasker, able to deal with concurrent bids, with excellent IT skills, a natural attention to detail, coupled with advanced writing and verbal communication skills.

Organisation and time management will be key, as well being pro-active in your approach to work and gaining knowledge of my clients offering and the marketplace.

You will be a team player, with a friendly and open manner; my client is an ideas based company offering a supporting working environment and has a track record of keeping and developing their staff.

Apply now in complete confidence for immediate consideration, if you have the bid management experience our client is looking for or contact Dominic Quirke directly at Advancing People.

Advancing People - The Recruitment Specialist

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