Bid Manager

4 days left

01 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Bid Manager


GBPNeg + Package


A leading innovative contractor that forms an integral part of a multinational business that work within the public and private sectors providing new build, refurbishment and maintenance works. With a range of blue chip clients within the education, retail, care, social housing, commercial and industrial sectors they have a proud history of delivering challenging projects safely, to programme and budget. They have an enviable reputation for the support of their staff actively encouraging them to complete various training and development programmes in order to progress within.

Bid Manager

Working within the Southern Team, managing the process of compiling and producing high quality submissions in order to achieve contract wins. Working on deals typically between 100,000 to GBP10 million in value. The majority of work in the region is focused on refurbishment of buildings, mainly housing, although both public and commercial buildings are increasingly important.

Timescales to develop a written response can be anywhere between two weeks and several months which should set out their future approach and promises. The Bid team is responsible for general management of the bid process and, specifically, for any quality/ written parts of a bid submission. There is a dedicated Estimating team who are responsible for handling the pricing element of bids. The department handles multiple deals (up to 20) at any one time, at varying stages of the tender process. Whilst individuals are given responsibility for individual deals, the ethos is to support each other and utilise the knowledge and experience throughout the team. As a Bid Manager you will support Bid Writers on day to day issues and works should this be required. The role involves managing your own, often complex and detailed, bids but also working with other members of the team, sharing experience and providing assistance and support to all inclusive of those in the team with less experience.

Main duties and accountabilities

* Responsible for the timely planning, management and completion of allocated selection questionnaires and tender submissions through the various stages of the procurement process

* Planning, drafting, writing and coordinating responses to bids. Be able to construct relevant answers which clearly answer the client's requirements, ensuring the company is in the best position to be successful in the process.

* Build internal and external relationships with individuals in order to create quality bids

* Visit operational sites and other offices. Gather information from other stakeholders and share information with the rest of the team, either through written reports or verbally, to record the visit

* Identifying opportunities to enhance and improve the process, whilst obtaining and sharing best practice with the team

* Undertake research for the team to improve bid content

* Develop and use creative approaches to the writing and presentation of bids

* Reviewing bid submissions for quality and accuracy

* Ensure the quality of the response meets the company standards

* Maintain a high level of market intelligence, legislative requirements and best practice in order to create winning bids

* Ensure accurate and up to date information is used in all submitted documents

* Updating a library of company standard SQ and tender responses (Boilerplate)

* Create / assist with PowerPoint presentations

* Provide administrative support as required

* Any other reasonable management request

You will:

* Have previous experience of social housing bids

* Industry knowledge - familiar with the industry as a whole

* Proven written communication skills

* Able to work effectively as part of a team

* Good at developing relationships with wide spectrum of people

* High level of interpersonal skills

* Able to communicate at all levels

* Ability to prepare and make a presentation to a small audience

* Willing to commute as needed

* Have a stable work history

This is an excellent opportunity for a professional and highly motivated Bid Manager seeking fresh new challenges within a contractor that offers excellent rewards and career progression opportunities.

Please forward a full CV in the first instance.

MSB Recruitment Ltd is an Employment Agency working within the building and civil engineering sectors throughout the UK