Bid Manager - IT solutions - Leeds

Up to £55k DOE + bonus - Marketing
Ref: 786 Date Posted: Wednesday 30 Mar 2022
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Suitable for: Bid Manager or Bid Writer or Proposals Manager - with IT Solutions experience

Location:  Hybrid (Leeds, West Yorkshire)

Rate:  Up to £55k - DOE + bonus

Our client is a successful digital transformation consultancy based in Leeds City Centre. They are looking for an experienced Bid Manager to take on responsibility and accountability of their successful bid management opportunities and processes.

The client is a company on a fast trajectory with a growing reputation of delivering large-scale, operational critical solutions. Significantly, they are Employee Owned with a strong values-led culture and are looking for an experienced an passionate Bid Manager

The Role:

They are looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised Bid Manager, to join their Customer Success Team. As the majority of the bids the Bid Manager is accountable for will be tech focused, we are looking for someone from a similar background who has delivered complex IT bids for multiple projects  across a varied range of clients and customers. These will range from the public sector, local and central government and also include the commercial sector ie finance

Responsibilities include:

  • Bid management
  • Forecasting
  • Financial control
  • Resourcing
  • Quality and Governance

This role will entail operational responsibility for supporting the planning and delivery of bids including and not limited to: -

  • Responsible for delivering bids, confidently, to multiple clients and external audiences, under pressure and to fixed deadlines
  • Develop bid plans in liaison with the customer success and leadership teams and be responsible for managing them through to conclusion
  • Develop bid budgets and be responsible for managing to the budget
  • Write and edit/review customer proposal documents
  • Matrix manage a team of subject matter experts, including technology, business process, commercial and legal experts and provide sales process advice & guidance when required.

To be successful in this role you will has the following experience / skills:

  • Bid Management expertise across all stages of a bid process with a successful record of accomplishment
  • Proven accomplishments of winning bids in a competitive market
  • Demonstrable experience of complex technology bids
  • Highly competent in use of MS Office tools; MS Project; Atlassian suite
  • Demonstrates  sales orientation
  • Proven expertise of Bid management best practices
  • Experience with bespoke IT solutions as well as an ability to think outside of the box
  • Experience of working with senior level management
  • Must be comfortable in a client facing role and daily interaction with business stakeholders
  • Able to produce detailed, high quality reports without supervision 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable skills and experience include:

  • Member of Bid Management professional body e.g. Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP);
  • Experience of Shipley bid management best practice;
  • Knowledge of the Public Sector market;
  • Experience in mentoring junior staff

Full Job description is available on request

To apply:  Please follow the online application process and upload your CV, in Word format

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK for your application to be considered (sorry, our client is unable to offer sponsorship).  Due to large numbers of applications, unfortunately we cannot provide detailed feedback to everyone, however, if you wish to find out how your application is progressing please call or e-mail the office and someone will help you / get back to you.

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