Bid Manager - Transformation

  • £55,000.00 to £70,000.00
  • Greater London
  • Permanent

We are working with consultancy that specialises in strategic advisory and project delivery services for central and local Government. With a proven track record of success, they help public sector organisations achieve their goals through innovative solutions and expert guidance. The team is dedicated to delivering excellence, and as such, are looking for a talented Bid Manager to join us on a 12-month fixed-term contract to support with their ambitious growth plans.

The Role of the Bid Manager:

As a Bid Manager, you will play a crucial role in securing new business by leading the development of high-quality bids and proposals for local and central government contracts. You will work closely with our consultants, subject matter experts, and senior management to ensure our bids are compelling, compliant, and strategically aligned with client needs.

Key Responsibilities of the Bid Manager:

  • Manage the end-to-end bid process, from initial opportunity identification to bid submission and post-submission activities.
  • Develop and implement bid strategies, ensuring alignment with business objectives and client requirements.
  • Coordinate and lead bid teams, including writers, graphic designers, and technical experts, to produce high-quality, winning proposals.
  • Write, edit, and review bid content, ensuring clarity, coherence, and consistency.
  • Conduct thorough analysis of bid documentation, identifying key requirements and evaluation criteria.
  • Develop and maintain a library of bid templates, case studies, and other relevant materials.
  • Manage bid schedules, ensuring all deadlines are met and any risks are proactively managed.
  • Engage with stakeholders to gather input, feedback, and approvals throughout the bid development process.
  • Conduct post-bid reviews to identify lessons learned and areas for improvement.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven experience as a Bid Manager, ideally within a consultancy or public sector environment.
  • Strong understanding of the bidding process for local and central government contracts.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple bids simultaneously.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and manage stakeholder relationships.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with bid management software/tools.
  • APMP certification or equivalent is highly desirable.

What’s on Offer:

  • A dynamic and supportive work environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • The chance to work on meaningful projects that make a difference in the public sector.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

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