Bid Manager

Qu Recruitment
South West London
£50,000-£60,000 plus excellent benefits package
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Key areas of responsibility will include:

- Management and supervision of the bid team
- Prioritising resource within the bid team
- Ensuring each bid is in line with firm strategy and is commercially sound
- Overseeing and project managing a wide range of bids and capability statements
- Working closely with partners to develop winning strategies and propositions
- Coaching, influencing and challenging partners on applying best practice to content and delivery of content
- Coaching and mentoring junior members of the team working on bids
- Providing weekly tender updates to Heads of Department and Senior Partner as part of the Tender Operations Group
- Supporting Partners in wider BD plans and activity
- Conducting win/loss reviews, identify themes and report to Partner group
- Identifying areas for development of new tools e.g. new bid templates/structures/content
- Holding kick off/bid/no bid meetings and pursuing content for bids
- Drafting, editing and proof reading compelling content, reflecting agreed messages
- Gathering best practice and ensuring this is disseminated to the entire BD team
- Monitoring procurement portals for potential opportunities
- Other projects as agreed with the Director of Marketing and BD

Desired Skills and Experience

The Bids Manager has a responsibility to ensure that his/her skills set are up to date and that he/she is familiar with the firm's internal systems and procedures. This will ensure that he/she is able to carry out his/her role effectively and to the best of his/her ability. This is a perfect opportunity for an experienced bid manager looking to develop their existing bid skills in a proactive, dynamic environment and manage their own team.

Candidates should ideally:

- Have a proven ability and experience of leading, motivating and developing a team
- Have a sound understanding of the complexities of bid management in a professional services environment
- Be commercially aware
- Have an ability to build effective, credible and long-lasting relationships across all levels, but especially at senior level
- Have the ability to influence and be robust whilst winning the trust and confidence of colleagues.
- Have experience of coaching at partner level
- Have the ability to think analytically, whilst also demonstrating creativity and enthusiasm
- Have strong project management experience and a proven track record in the ability to juggle multiple priorities and large projects against tight deadlines
- Have experience of delivering commercial solutions which are engaging, creative and realistic
- Have excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral, with an ability to engage at all levels
- Be able to work calmly under pressure, to juggle multiple deadlines and to manage the expectations of demanding internal clients
- Have excellent attention to detail, with a methodical and logical approach
- Be a team player who is able to manage, motivate and work alongside others
- Be able and willing to familiarise themselves with business sectors and the services that the firm offers to each sector
- Be flexible, resilient, committed and good-humoured
- Be able to work with figures and explain scoring mechanisms
- Be technically proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications
- Be prepared to make some limited travel between offices

What's on offer?

Our client aims to offer all of its employees a competitive benefits package, which currently includes:

- 25 days holiday per annum, increasing to 27 days for employees with 5 years' service
- Fee earner bonus scheme
- Candidate referral scheme
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Contributory pension scheme
- Corporate gym membership scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Employee assistance programme
- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
- Flexible working
- Interest free season ticket loan
- Life assurance
- Income protection insurance
- Private medical insurance