Commercial Officer / Bid Manager

Recruiter
The Recruitment Fix
Location
Manchester
Posted
08 Feb 2019
Closes
03 Mar 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is a global engineering company specialising in supplying the Aerospace and defence industry with a wide range of advanced technology applications. On their behalf TRF Technical are recruiting for a Commercial Officer to compliment their busy team.
Reporting to the Legal & Commercial Manager the Commercial Officer will co- ordinate a bid team with the relevant service, product and business knowledge required to prepare and manage winning world class bids. This role is end to end covering bid preparation and submission, contract management through the programme execution and aftermarket activities for the designated customer base.
Main Duties & Responsibilities include
* Manage virtual bid teams and inputs from a variety of sources /experts internal and external to company
* Preparing the commercial / financial aspects of the bid
* Assist with production of final bid documents and arrangements to supply these documents to the customer within defined tender deadlines
* Ensure bid and proposal documentation is formatted, collated and presented in a professional manner.
* Taking ownership of the end-to-end bid process, with all necessary procedures and governance adherence / sign off
* Understanding the rules of tendering
* Administering a Bid / No Bid exercise to decide whether to make a submission or not
* Timely management of tender activities
* Review of drafts and effecting improvement
* Copy-writing, where appropriate
* Graphic design and presentations
* Obtaining feedback from purchasers when tenders are unsuccessful in order to improve in future
* Act as the primary point of contact for the designated customer base
* Confident in dissecting RFPs and identifying frequently asked questions / similar previous proposals
Ideally Certified to APMP Practitioner or Professional level and with a minimum of 3 years experience gained in a similar role the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate;
Proven understanding and success of winning business through complex bids
* Ability to communicate and influence at multiple levels within the Company
* Good organisational, planning and estimation skills with the ability to multi task and monitor the activities of others
* Computer literate and proficient in the use of MS software particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Visio
The role commands a highly competitive basic salary along with excellent work benefits and continued career progression.
To apply, in confidence, please send your CV to Chris Chambury at TRF Engineering, a specialist division of the Recruitment Fix.
Please note that we receive a high volume of applications. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion

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