Bid Manager

Our client is a world-class engineering consultancy. They enable their clients to maximise the investments in science and technology. Trusted by government and industrial partners worldwide, they deliver technology-based Research and Development services, provide independent advice, and solve technically challenging problems.

Ref: ZR_6194_JOB  ·  Posted on 25 May 2021


As Bid Manager you will directly contribute to the success of the company strategy by leading bid teams to achieve sustained, high-levels of performance across the four company business units. The role holder provides bid and proposal management to business winning teams and support to account and capture managers in developing major business winning campaign strategies and plans. The role of the Bid Manager is to deliver high quality, winning bids, and to support the team of account managers in developing win strategies and capture plans.

Key responsibilities
  • To prepare accurate and deliverable bid plans and costs, working with the central operations team and the account manager to resource bid teams
  • To effectively mobilise and lead bid teams, communicating the bid process, schedule, team roles and responsibilities
  • Leading and contributing to proposals and portal based tender responses, including fast turnaround bids within existing framework contracts
  • Write proposal documents in a customer focused manner, emphasising win themes and unique selling points
  • Conducting assurance reviews of bid materials, preparing and presenting bids for internal bid approvals by senior leaders and in line with the company bid process
  • Providing expertise to develop win strategies including leading and facilitating black hat reviews, price to win analysis and win theme development
  • Communicating effectively will all stakeholders including customers, members of the senior leadership team, bid and account teams, heads of engineering, transversal departments, suppliers and partners
  • Assessing bid team performance and identifying learning points to develop and implement continuous improvement activities
  • Maintaining a central repository (knowledge base) of bid artefacts including case studies and proposal templates
Skills & experience
  • Bid Management
  • Demonstrable experience in leading multi-disciplined teams
  • Ability to produce reports, written documentation and proposals to a high standard
  • Project planning, risk and opportunity management
  • Facilitation of business winning colour reviews – Blue Team, Black Hat, Pink Team, Red Team, Green Team and White Team
  • Communication and presentation skills with the ability to develop relationships at all levels within a business
  • Strong organiser and “completer-finisher”
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Proactive, enthusiastic nature


Additional benefits
  • Flexi Leave and Flexi Time Scheme
  • Annual Holiday
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Sickness Benefit
  • Business Performance Related Bonus
  • Share Save Plan
  • Pension scheme
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