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At 3Search, we recognise that you have excellent communication and project management skills. With these credentials, you can influence and liaise at a senior level, providing market insights using customer feedback as a guiding point. You’ll also manage timelines and deliver commercially aware business development strategies.

Hit new heights with a Head of Bids Management job

As a Head of Bids and Proposals, you’ll be responsible for bid management and bid writing teams across a range of industries, including Professional Services, Construction and Built Environment. You have excellent time management and organisational skills, staying up to date with the latest market trends and incorporating them into all stages of the bid process.

You are a focused individual with an analytical mind, with the ability to motivate and lead Bid Writers and Managers. You are responsible for adding value and adequate support to the business development teams to ensure that all documentation is of a high standard and meets the deadline. Other duties that you’ll have as Head of Bids and Proposals include managing the proposal review process before it is submitted to clients and continually observing, identifying and implementing process improvements to the bid process. 

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Head of Bids and Proposals: What can you expect?

For the Head of Bids and Proposals role, we have crafted a list of the potential responsibilities and requirements employers are looking for in their candidates. Have a read-through to discover more about the daily running of the role.

Responsibilities of the Head of Bids and Proposals

  • Deliver and produce professionally developed and compliant bid proposals within the defined timeframes set by the customer
  • Edit and review proposals created by stakeholders from internal marketing, product, sales and finance teams
  • Approve all the work involved in requests for proposals (RFPs) from internal and external parties
  • Organise, manage and host bid proposal meetings 
  • Manage a team of Bid Writers and ensure all proposals are aligned with the businesses goals and objectives

Requirements of the Head of Bids and Proposals

  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Manage and mentor staff across a range of skill levels and experience, from marketing to sales and coach them to write persuasive bids
  • Ability to effectively manage the proposal development processes for businesses of all shapes and sizes
  • Confident, ambitious and energetic with the ability to use your initiative problem solve and persuade 
  • A keen eye for detail with experience in managing project budgets  


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Heads of Bids and Proposals: Salary Expectations


The average salary for the Head of Bids and Proposals across the UK: 

London: £120,000 - £130,000 

Greater Manchester: £90,000 - £130,000 


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Progression opportunities for a Head of Bids and Proposals

Having gained extensive experience as a Head of Bids and Proposals, you’ve developed a highly varied skill set that will be sought after by any employer. These skills can be easily transferred, regardless of the industry you want to change into. We’ve gathered a selection of potential career progression opportunities with their corresponding salary expectations to help you understand them clearly. 

You can transfer anywhere with the experience and skills you’ve gained from being in a senior position, such as Head of Bids. The exposure of being the Head of Bids will allow you to make a smooth transition into a directorial position. Moving into a Bid Director will allow you to create bids that are profitable and in line with company targets. In addition, you’ll be maintaining strong links to the clients and the bid process, ensuring the operation runs smoothly.   

Salary Expectations: £90,000 - £120,000

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We can assist. Our team of consultants has vast experience placing bid and proposal talent within international organisations. At 3Search, we are your partners. We want to help you with opportunities to learn and grow. We adapt our recruitment processes to suit your career goals and individual needs. Speak to a team member now if you're interested in learning more about our procedure. You may also look through the recently posted Head of Bids Management positions below.

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