Commercial Bids & Proposals Co-ordinator
We have a new and exciting opportunity for a bid coordinator to join our Commercial Management group, where you will help support the Business Areas in the UK and Ireland in preparing the Company’s tender responses and other commercial proposals. With over 500 permanent employees in the UK and Ireland, we are a leading provider of innovative and complex healthcare solutions in an ever changing business environment. Operating within vibrant and growing markets, you will work closely with the Sales, Marketing, and Commercial Contracts, Technical Services, Managed Service and Finance teams in order to manage the coordination of tender submissions in alignment with our Company objectives. In this integral role, you will play a lead role in the tendering process from the first OJEU notice to end result for the UK & Ireland Diagnostics teams. You will be the focal point of communication between the customer and internal stakeholders during the tender proposal and award phases. You will both co-ordinate Roche’s response to individual business area proposals and assist the Tender Bid Manager with pan-pathology tender bids raised by our clients (public and private pathology laboratories). Reporting to the Commercial Bids and Proposals Manager you will be actively involved in tender debrief meetings, and will support your manager in identifying opportunities to continually improve our customers’ experience and ensure all tender stakeholders are fully appraised of the results and scorings obtained. On award, you will ensure a smooth handover to relevant departments to enable a robust and timely implementation and contract go-live. As part of your remit, you will mainly focus on: ? Taking prime responsibility for tender opportunity identification; ? Supporting the sales teams and business functions to mobilise ‘Bid Teams’ prior to release of the OJEU tender advert (when required) including attending 'Bidder Days' organised by customers before or in early stages of tender process; ? Taking the lead and sending all supplier questionnaire (SQ) and invitation to tender (ITT) documentation to internal stakeholders; ? Reviewing the tender documentation and assigning sections to the relevant bid team stakeholders; ? Ensuring all clarification dialogue internally, with the customer or third party sub-contractors is apportioned correctly and recorded in a clarification log and the PQQ/ITT bid is submitted to the customer with the necessary authorisation and sign off; ? Prepare the final bid documentation for submission to the customer, after reviewing, editing and proof reading content. Based at our Burgess Hill headquarters, you will sometimes attend customer sites across the UK and Ireland. Who you are You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.Key skills/experience You are educated to A Level in English/Maths or equivalent higher education. APMP Foundation Certification is desirable. We are looking for someone with previous experience in producing high quality written documentation and who ideally has a background in tender or contracts administration. With a good level of proficiency in Microsoft Office products, you will be able to write fluently and persuasively whilst producing work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Being able to work to agreed tight deadlines with several jobs simultaneously is key, as is having a high level of flexibility, and excellent communication skills. Every role at Roche plays a part in making a difference to patients’ lives. If you want to be part of a passionate team, to make your mark and improve lives, apply now. When completing your application, please ensure you attach an up to date CV and details of your current remuneration package. The Application Closing date is Monday 12th February 2018. Who we are Our UK Diagnostics business, headquartered in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, employs approximately 560 highly skilled individuals. We provide the industry’s broadest range of diagnostics and monitoring products & services, spanning all sectors of the market: from small hand held devices used directly by patients or healthcare professionals, to large diagnostic instruments found in hospital laboratories.Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.