Bid Manager

From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Pension, healthcare
14 Feb 2017
14 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
ANS has been accredited as a Sunday Times Top 100 Company to work for the fourth year. Described as an ‘extraordinary’ organisation to work for, ANS is committed to employee development, training and welfare.

As one of the most decorated NetApp & Cisco partners in the UK and we hold the highest possible accreditations with VMware and Microsoft. Our record growth and expansion into new sectors means we are seeking to appoint a Bid Manager.

As our Bid Manager you will be responsible for the proposal of bids to existing or prospective clients for projects, ensuring the smooth running of the bid for a project within the correct time and financial parameters, and manage the relationship with internal stakeholders. In the initial few months the role will be mainly focused on renewals of current frameworks, however after this you will focus on sourcing and proposing new bids.

About You

As the Framework Manager you will be working closely with the Sales Operations Manager and Sales Manager/Director on a daily basis. We are looking for someone who has the capability and level of experience to produce high quality applications in a fast paced environment.

·Solid experience in managing medium to large scale IT /Infrastructure project bids on a local and national level

·Experience of using Public Sector Frameworks

·Experience of using the G-Cloud programme

·Proven track record in successful bid writing of large scale and complex bids

·Proven track record of winning and implementing large scale bids (£1-5 million), ensuring a seamless transition for all parties

·Knowledge of all elements of the bid and tender processes

·Highest level of verbal and written English skills with excellent attention to detail

About the Role

·Managing the entire bid process, from initial identification of the opportunity through Pre-Market Testing – ‘Won’ stage

·Assisting in the development of concise, technically correct, well-structured bids that showcase ANS and fully meet the requirements of the customer and the required deadlines and budget/cost constraints, including but not limited to:

oUnderstanding the rules of tendering

oUndertaking a Bid/No Bid exercise to decide whether to make a submission or not

oUnderstanding the RFT, deciding timelines and responsibilities

oSelling your tender and pricing to win

oTimely management of tender activities

oReview of drafts and effecting improvement

oMethodologies and executive summaries

oQuality control and procedures

oCopy-writing, where appropriate

oGraphic design and presentations

oObtaining feedback from purchasers when tenders are unsuccessful in order to improve in future

oGive guidance with business and marketing development

oProvide insight and analyses of forthcoming opportunities, purchasers' mind-sets, best practice and dealing with purchasers

·Scoring Process – weight scores and review to minimise risk to the bid and feed back to the bid team

·Identifying the resources required to deliver a successful bid and to form, lead and manage bid team

·Identifying and bidding for suitable framework opportunities, identifying the business benefits and risks

·To have worked with Public Sector Frameworks and the ability to report on Management Information

·Follow an Operating Procedure structure, experience with audits (Internal and External)

·Bid/Tender/Framework Training (as part of the induction)

·KPI Data:

oReport on all data/tenders that are won/lost

Create a Report that can be taken to the Board Meetings based on KPI

More about ANS

ANS is an award-winning Cloud Services Provider committed to helping organisations become cloud enabled. We offer over 600 customers the capability they need to achieve successful transformation, through Public, Private or Hybrid cloud and the supporting connectivity.

Our partner relationships are central to our objectives, and we work closely with Cisco, NetApp, VMware, AWS and Microsoft to not only deliver outstanding technical solutions but to build our portfolio of industry-leading certifications, benefit from partner tools and support and develop long term business strategies that support our customers’ needs.

Founded in 1996, we have grown to a staff of 260 strong and have offices in Manchester and London.

Our customers includeODEON, Euro Car Parts, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Peel Ports, Kennedys LLP and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

ANS Group Plc are an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and anyone applying for a role at our organisation can be assured that their application will be treated fairly, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sex or sexual orientation. We sometimes ask for information relating to individuals for equal opportunities monitoring purposes only.