Bid Manager - Expiring soon!

Posted 01/05/2024 by Populus

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£45,000 - £60,000/annum + package

Bid Manager


Manchester - hybrid

Populus Recruitment Solutions is working closely with one of the largest security services providers in the UK to recruit a Bid Manager to join their Fire & Security division.

Reporting to the Head of Bids, as a Bid Manager will own and co-ordinate the bid process from expression of interest and bid qualification through to bid outcome.

The Bid Manager will be responsible for assembling a bid team with the relevant client / service / product / business knowledge required to win the opportunity. This is a networked role that requires an ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines.

What you will do:

  • Provide high quality bid management for the opportunities managed by the Business Services bid team
  • Work closely and collaboratively with all bid stakeholders, and primarily the sales lead and sales team, to ensure that the bid is a compelling high-quality submission capable of winning
  • Implement all necessary proposal procedures and processes in line with Mitie methodology or the Delegated Authority Register and ensure they follow appropriate governance
  • Assist in analysing the bid documents and requirements to ensure both compliance and responsiveness to the clients’ issues and needs throughout the bidding process
  • Develop and own the Bid Management Plan including deliverables, owners, and completion dates to ensure a high-quality bid is delivered on time and to the client’s requirements. Regularly review and update providing reports on progress and issues as required
  • Ensure all bid team members are clear on their roles, responsibilities, and deliverables.
  • Monitor individuals progress and performance and intervene as necessary to maintain the planned progress of the bid. Escalate issues as required
  • Manage customer communication via portals, email communication etc. including raising CQs, distributing updates to the bid team etc.
  • Collateral development- writing/editing input from a variety of stakeholders typically involving contributions from sales, marketing, SMEs, legal, commercial and operations
  • Conduct regular proposal progress status meetings and maintain the proposal schedule. Resolve or escalate any issues identified
  • Conduct mandatory reviews to make sure bids are appropriately compelling and commercially attractive and capable of winning
  • Deliver compliant, professionally produced written submissions within client defined timeframes
  • Co-ordinate and submit responses to BAFO, CQ and other post-proposal stages as required.

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