Bid Manager

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Bid Manager

We are looking for a dynamic bid manager to lead our bid response process in K-12 and Higher Education. You will be responsible for introducing and coordinating the bid response process, developing and maintaining a knowledge base of ‘standard’ answers and templates, as well as identifying ways to improve the quality, consistency and efficiency of the bid response process. To succeed in this job you will need to liaise with other teams and senior stakeholders to ensure submissions are made on time and to the required quality.


Job responsibilities

As a bid manager your responsibilities will be to:
  • design, implement and drive the bid process
  • analyse and Interpret complex tender materials pointing out crucial risks, requirements and winning strategies 
  • compile, edit, and proofread commercial proposals which contain technical content and designs ensuring that these are presented in a professional and concise manner
  • ensure that the most appropriate and relevant solutions for each bid are effectively pulled together from all parts of the business
  • review and revise documents prepared by others and coordinate the preparation of those materials in a completed bid document
  • determine the scope and timeline of new bids
  • lead and coordinate the preparation of the bid ensuring that other contributors provide information on time to the correct standard answering the client’s needs
  • develop knowledge of business, its products and services by reading and reviewing previous bid and design documents and spending time with pre sales, technical and commercial functions
  • develop computer based document store and reference materials
  • review and improve other customer materials and develop a consistent set of standards for other commercial functions to follow
  • develop a set of standard templates for less complex bids
  • manage all aspects of the bid process to ensure deadlines are met

Job requirements

Applicants must have excellent communication skills, especially written English grammar, spelling & vocabulary, combined with the ability to understand technical concepts and tender questions then provide clear concise responses whilst working to tight deadlines and challenging targets.

This role would be the ideal opportunity for an experienced sales person or client facing project manager looking to take the next step into a bid management role.

We are searching for applicants with:
  • Extensive bid writing experience
  • Technical awareness including an understanding of internet based solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to less experienced personnel
  • Ability to work to tight timescales particularly when developing proposals
  • Strong team management skills; proactive in prioritising own workload and assigned areas of responsibility to others
  • Ability to influence assertively to get results
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the education sector