Bid Manager

Bid Manager

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    Michelle Brightly

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    over 1 year ago

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Role: Bid Manager

Salary: £40k plus package

Job Status: Permanent

Location: London

Vacancy Reference: VR/04353

Company overview:

Established in 1994, our client has grown to become one of the UK’s leading contract cleaning and security providers across various industries and sectors. With a network of regional offices, a work force of c.4,000 and a turnover of c.£120m, they are one of the UKS largest independent security and cleaning companies. They hold accreditations with the SIA, Alcumus, SafeContractor, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 22301, are a member of The Institute of Customer Service and are a recognised service provider of the Living Wage Foundation. Their people are at the forefront of the business and their strategy is centred around them. As a result, they have developed a people strategy framework which will inspire continued success for the business. Their people practices support the vision and values of the business and they strive to appoint the most talented and engaged staff. They aim to encourage excellent performance, clarifying responsibility, learning and development, inclusion and great rewards.


Role Description:


We have been assigned by our client to identify a Bid Manager to be home based initially, however, in the future there will be a requirement to travel to their London H.O 2/3 times a week.  The successful candidate will report into the Bid Team Manager. The Bid Team support 8 Commercial Managers in producing professional PQQ responses, tender proposals, and presentations with the aim of winning business. The successful candidate will be required to manage the process of completing all tender related documents. Responding to bespoke questions and ensuring compliance. As an individual you will be a team player, possess excellent written communication and time management skills, be able to compile customer focused, concise responses, preferably have experience in Bid management/writing within the facilities management or similar commercial environment and be comfortable working in a high-pressure environment.

Specific Duties:

  • Take ownership for the bid process. Be responsible for the timely planning, coordination, and efficient management of the PQQ/ RFP/ Tender from start to submission
  • Gain a clear understanding and interpretation of the questions and requirements within PQQ/ RFP/ Bid documentation
  • Create both standard and bespoke responses
  • Work closely with the Commercial Managers to tailor solutions to fit the opportunity
  • Proof read response documents
  • Communicate with various departments within the business to obtain information, engaging with stakeholders at all levels
  • Review and update the tender library
  • Create organisational charts and other graphics
  • Assist with PowerPoint presentations – create diagrams/ charts, source new images, proof read
  • Research clients to gain a clear understanding of their requirements

Essential Skills:

  • Experience working in bids/ commercial environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to use In Design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Teamworking skills
  • Ability to write compelling proposals, including technical writing