Bid Manager

2022-05-11 17:24:032022-06-09 Finlay Jude Associates
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Area Staffordshire Staffordshire England
Sector Office and Commercial - Bid Manager
Start Date ASAP
Job Ref 1030425
Job Views 38
Job Description
Finlay Jude Associates Ltd (FJA) are recruiting on behalf of a leading Water, Waste and Infrastructure Services Company who are looking to grow their commercial team with an experienced Bid Manager.
Our client is a Water, Waste and Infrastructure Services offering waste and clean water solutions and innovations to the water sector and infrastructure owners.
The Bid Manager will be responsible for the management of the bidding process.
This role will be based from their offices in the Midlands area. However, there is the option for hybrid working.
The Job:
The role and principal responsibilities as Bid Manager are as follows:
  • Research, review, evaluate and understand the requirements of identified tender opportunities
  • Provide and write quality answers for pre-qualification, supplier approval and tender documents to meet submission requirements – including general technical submissions
  • Identify requirements for, and manage, the contributions of others (where necessary) supporting the bid to ensure timely delivery of best quality responses
  • Provide a link between the estimators/finance and technical/delivery team (where specialist knowledge is required), ensuring tender documents are understood and responded to correctly, in accordance with the bid strategy
  • Obtain feedback on successful and unsuccessful PQQs and tenders and deliver to colleagues to use to improve future submissions
  • Manage an effective and easy to use bid information library
  • Provide management information on bidding activity – won, lost, pending
  • Set up and “champion” bidding principals
  • Chair “bid/no bid” and bid planning meetings
  • Design, develop and deliver (or co-deliver) presentations included in a bid process
  • Manage a small bidding team
Skills / Knowledge / Experience:
The successful candidate will possess the following skills, qualifications and experience:
  • Significant bidding experience (ideally within construction, utilities and/or public sector)
  • Degree-level education (desirable but not essential)
  • Extensive experience of commercial tendering process and associated activities
  • Experience in writing and production of high-quality narrative to tight deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written English
  • Proven ability to structure information, articulate bid strategies, identify win themes etc.
  • Strong ability to organise, plan and prioritise work
  • Strong communication skills and ability to liaise and develop relationships with wide range of people (internal and external)
  • Has advanced Microsoft Word and Microsoft presentation packages experience
  • Be flexible for occasional late working/meeting bid deadlines
  • Excellent research experience and abilities
  • Positive, problem solving mind set with a strong work ethic and a flexible approach
  • Creative – looks for innovation in presentation
If you are interested in the above Bid Manager vacancy, then click on the 'apply now’ button.
Due to the high volume of applications, we receive we are not always able to reply to all applications. If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks, then please accept that your application has been unsuccessful for the role we currently have advertised.
Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.
Finlay Jude Associates Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers.
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