Bid Manager

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Job Description
  • Lead on researching, writing, preparing and submitting high quality bids and proposals
  • Managing the end-to-end bid/tender production process across the group
  • Identify and manage bid portals, identifying new tender opportunities which align with BPP’s strategic objectives
  • Management of Bid Co-ordinator

Key Responsibilities

  • Writing compelling, high-quality bids and proposals, ensuring they are correctly submitted to maximise business growth success
  • Co-ordinate and schedule the resource and support needed to deliver the various assets and output for each tender
  • Overseeing all quality, technical and commercial aspects, developing “best practice” toolkits, systems and processes
  • Centralise and organise current and future tender opportunities against the group strategy, their contract value and the verticals they cover
  • Working with the Business Development team to maintain the group opportunities pipeline, undertaking assessments of growth opportunities
  • Working to win themes and analysing bids to lead the bid/no bid scorecarding system throughout the sales team to improve group win rate
  • Manage the relationship with procurement teams in external organisations to aid a smooth bid submission process
  • Synchronise project plans with internal cross-functional teams and develop key relationships in areas such as Client Services, Business Development and regional representatives such as APAC
  • Serve as the primary Group contact for all bids
  • Ensure the relevant meetings are arranged and appropriate sign-off is achieved
  • Manage the BPP Bid and Content library
  • Lead production of materials for pitch process and preparing speakers for rehearsals

Department: Marketing – Brand & Content

Candidate Criteria

  • A proven track record of success in competitive tender / bid writing leading to securing strategic, high value contracts
  • Strong organisational and project management skills, with the ability to complete multiple tasks concurrently
  • Effective communicator, able to foster good relationships with people across the organisation including senior stakeholders
  • Ability to respond to decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Integrity, credibility and calmness under pressure
  • Experience of working across a multitude of product verticals
  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams and proven track record of performance optimisation
  • Able to process and analyse a broad range of data quickly and effectively
  • High level of commercial acumen
  • Good written English and technical writing experience
  • Proficient in using tools such as Salesforce and Office365
  •  A desire to problem solve, and to challenge and be challenged