Bid Manager

Support 2 Recruit
North West England
£29-36K (dep on exp) + benefits
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Bid Manager

Based: Bolton, Lancashire

£29-36K + Benefits including 33 days' holidays, pension, mileage, paid volunteer day, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme & ongoing training / development opportunities

Our Client is a pioneering, privately owned community healthcare organisation supporting people in transforming their lifestyles through innovative wellbeing programmes. They've been working since 2009 on behalf of councils and CCGs to create a better life for their residents and patients, and are passionate about tackling health inequalities. With a modern, newly-extended headquarters in Bolton, they operate from bases across Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire and Humberside providing everything from weight management, wellbeing, smoking cessation and ante-natal services to commercial OHS and education services.

Due to a recent restructure, they are now seeking a pro-active, business development minded individual to appoint to the newly created post of Bid Manager. In this fast paced and dynamic environment you will take ownership of the organisation's responses to public sector tendering opportunities (both proactive and reactive) to deliver on the company's growth ambitions. This will include collaborative working with internal and external colleagues and partners, including the management of external bid writers where relevant.

Duties and responsibilities include:-

- Supporting the Head of Business development in undertaking research and identifying potential tendering / bidding opportunities
- Preparing briefing documents and successfully managing the process from pre-qualification through Go / No Go to contract award
- Attending or arranging attendance from colleagues at market engagement events to ensure the company is well-positioned to respond to opportunities
- Costing of proposals / service developments in liaison with the R&D Lead, Head of Business Development and Commercial Director
- Managing agreed tender bids to successful submission, including developing bid plans, managing bid processes and co-ordinating internal resources,
- Maximising usage of the organisation's chosen tender information platform to identify opportunities, generate market intelligence, support proactive prospecting and manage bids
- Working in collaboration with the Head of Business Development and Research & Development Lead, identifying potential areas for the development of new services based on market intelligence and procurement trends
- Contributing to bid writing both in terms of content and presentation as required
- Providing accurate reports on bid activity
- Identifying potential partners and developing effective partnerships to support bids as appropriate
- Supporting and working in partnership with Operations teams to drive effective service mobilisation which translates bid commitments and service design into effective implementation
- Contributing to the company's business development strategy
- Identifying potential conference / promotion opportunities in liaison with corporate marketing, supporting attendance as required.

It is envisaged that suitable applicants will possess the following qualifications and experience:-

- Education to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject area, or relevant experience in lieu of this
- A proven track record of achievement in a similar role, involving winning and supporting the mobilisation of public sector contracts
- Strong knowledge of public sector procurement and tendering processes
- A working knowledge of the healthcare commissioning landscape
- Project Management training, qualifications or experience would be an advantage (but is not essential)
- Working knowledge of developing and costing new service offers would be an advantage
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong influencing and negotiation skills with the ability to build positive relationships
- A growth mindset, able to use initiative to seek opportunities in an evolving landscape
- Ability to pro-actively seek information from a variety of sources
- Effective organisation, motivational and planning skills
- Strong numerical and commercial acumen
- Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
- Excellent IT skills including Word, Excel & Powerpoint

The hours of work for this role are 40 per week Monday to Friday and is based from our Client's head office in Bolton, but you will also be required to travel independently across the footprint of the organisation for full performance of your duties. Please note that this role may also be subject to DBS check.

Interested? Please send your CV using the link provided. Candidates who meet the above criteria will be contacted in confidence for further discussion.

Closing date 20th November 2017.