Interim Bid Manager

Thornton & Lowe
16 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a mechanical & civil engineering company specialising in welding, pipework fabrication, civil engineering & pipelines, currently executing major contracts nation-wide for major oil, gas and power-generation companies.

Continued success and future growth plans necessitate the appointment of an interim Bid Manager/Coordinator to join their team.

Day rate is negotiable dependant on experience.

There is the possibility of a permanent position if that proves the best option long term for both parties.

Based at the head office in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, they require an experienced Bid Manager / Coordinator who will work directly with the departmental management teams to compile tender submissions and project workbooks.

We require someone who will integrate into the company that has a strong team ethos, high levels of motivation, strong IT skills, excellent written & verbal communication skills, exceptional organisation & time management skills and will be able to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation, and hence a good understanding of the importance of consistently providing a quality service to our clients.

• Lead bids, directing and compiling contributions from the various departmental managers and writing content to make the commercial and business case clear to the client.
• You will prepare compliant, compelling proposals, successfully conveying benefits.
• Analyse and review tender opportunities
• Identify and develop Contract Opportunities in various sectors.
• Proactively identify new tender opportunities daily by searching relevant procurement portals including OJEU (OJEC) and forwarding them onto the company Directors.
• Monitor and maintain contracts & tenders email in-box.
• Complete and submit tenders for the various sectors / customers.
• Incorporate all information in professional, well written, competitive proposals addressing the client's needs
• Administer e-procurement site registrations, alerts and submissions.
• Track all bid and tender activity and outcomes through an effective electronic recording & analysis system.
• Maintain a library of current & accurate corporate information for inclusion in tenders & PQQ’s
• To create engaging and compelling bid responses.
• Ensure that Pre-Qualification stages are completed neatly, accurately and to set deadlines and presented according to corporate standards and styles.
• An ability to develop and manage a PQQ & tender bid library ensuring continuous improvement of the process in maintained
• Manage the updating and registering of bid opportunities for tracking and monitoring purposes and prepare and circulate weekly PQQ and Tender summaries
• Ensure that post-tender client feedback is obtained & recorded.
• Receive and log quote request.
• Report as needed to the Company Directors, providing up to date data on active Tender programmes.
• Review documents for spelling, grammar, consistency and formatting bids in line with Rayden Engineering Ltd branding
• Keep up-to-date with our portfolio of services and contribute to our service improvement and development
• Any other duties the Company may reasonably request from time to time including Project Document control and administration.

Skills and Knowledge:
• Educated to HNC/HND/Degree level qualification
• Experience in the preparation of Tender Submissions.
• Experience of writing Bids and tender documents.
• Highly IT literate and good presentation skills
• Professional demeanour and training to provide knowledge of all areas of the business.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Attention to detail.
• Excellent planning and organisational skills, with a focus on quality.
• Experience in balancing challenging priorities, and a range of differing demands.
• Calm under pressure.
• Experience of handling confidential information
• Numerate
• Committed and Reliable.
• Openness, Honesty and Integrity.
• Possesses a ‘can do' attitude and approaches challenging situations in a positive and enthusiastic manner

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