Bid Manager

  • Up to £55,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Permanent

I am working with an Engineering company specialising in Naval Defence, providing complete solutions to customer needs by undergoing analysis of initial customer requirements, bringing innovative design, and producing in-house manufacturing.


  • Day-to-day, contribute to the creation and submission of win themes and key messages and positively contribute to bid kick-off meetings
  • Prepare governance review documentation and gain stakeholder sign-off and presentation to Internal Approval Authority
  • Maintain a portfolio of standardised documentation, such as Bid and Content libraries which can be used when compiling written material, and proofread and edit these documents
  • Conduct in-depth customer research and peer reviews to gain a complete overview of each customer and the content produced
  • Gather technical data from internal departments and stakeholders e.g. Operations, Commercial and interpret the material for the target audience
  • Report directly to senior management with any business risks including that identified in RFP's.
  • Experience managing the entire bid process (project management)
  • Prepare and submit quotations for the provision of spares, repairs, sub-assemblies, and technical support services
  • Facilitate appropriate Lessons Learned exercises with key stakeholders to establish examples of best practice and address Customer concerns

Desired Skills and experience:

  • Experience of writing and understanding bid and proposal documentation within engineering, manufacturing or defence
  • Proven experience managing major proposals, complex technical & commercial negotiations
  • Held relationships at all stakeholder levels across a multi-disciplinary matrix organisation


  • 4 or 5-day working week, with flexible hours to work around you
  • Private Medical Insurance, Healthcare, and company Pension plan
  • Wellbeing programes and committees, as well as an Employee Assistance Programme

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