Bid Manager

Job Title: Bid Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Portsmouth
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
Reference: 1183027
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Job Published: September 13, 2021 09:32

Job Description

Bid Manager
£35,000 - £45,000 + Bonus
Monday to Friday WFH Opportunity
Dynamite Recruitment are pleased to be recruiting for our industry leading client based in Portsmouth that are looking to recruit Bid Manager to join their growing team
Formal tender processes can be highly complex and intricate and therefore efficient Bid management is essential. In order to achieve the business goals and objectives, the Bid Manager role is the most important link in the tendering chain – driving the business forward through winning bids.
The Bid Manager will be responsible for the management, completion and submission of Invitation to Tenders, Pre-Qualification Questionnaires, Requests for Information, Requests for Proposals and Quotations and will work alongside the sales team in assisting with the completion of sales proposals.
You will be responsible for ensuring completed bids are professional in presentation, delivered on time and in compliance with the specifications noted in the customer's bid request. Working closely with the sales team, and all other parts of the organisation, the Bid Manager will lead the tender process and take full responsibility for ensuring timely contributions are made from all other areas of the business.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and manage the entire bid process. 
  • Arrange distribution of Bid documents (’Early Read’) to all relevant internal stakeholders in order to engage opinion and form the content for the submission.
  • Undertake a Bid/No Bid exercise to decide whether to make a submission.
  • Understand the tender requirements, decide timelines and responsibilities for all aspects of the project – identifying resource requirements to complete the bid in a timely manner.
  • Gather technical, commercial, financial and legal information from the business in a structured manner.
  • Edit contributions to bid to ensure consistency of writing style.
  • Act as single point of contact for client or prospect.
  • Facilitate bid progress meetings.
  • Maintain and update an accurate and concise Tender Library which can be used as a base upon which to develop a bespoke answer to a customer need or requirement.
  • Report on overall bid progress by maintaining Tender Status Report to be circulated to the Sales Director, peers and the Senior Leadership Team on a regular basis.
  • Maintain accurate Salesforce records including contract renewal dates, fleet composition and relevant competitor information.
  • Take ownership of review process and utilise feedback to drive continuous improvement.
  • Assist the Sales Team and Account Managers in responding appropriately to proposals.
  • Be able to provide useful insight and analysis of upcoming opportunities, mindsets and tendering best practice.
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills with keen attention to detail
  • Know how to sell a tender and price to win
  • Ability to write copy
  • Understand graphic design and presentation
  • Highly computer literate – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio
  • Detailed knowledge of the fleet Industry and all associated products and services
  • Ability to develop excellent working relationships with individuals in different areas of the business
  • Ability to effectively facilitate Bid meetings and engage with all relevant stakeholders within the business               
  • Project management skills
  • New business selling skills
If this sounds like your next role, please get in touch with Shannon Preston at Dynamite Recruitment on 02392 455422

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