Bid Manager

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  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £42000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Louise Ellis

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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I am currently recruiting for a Global Market Leading IT Software Company who operate in the Airline Sector.

This is a role that requires a high degree of networked skills. You must have an ability to work in a pressurised environment, to challenging deadlines, with a forensic level of attention to detail. You will also need an ability to cope with multiple complex opportunities simultaneously. You will co-ordinate a virtual bid team with the relevant service, product and have the required business knowledge to prepare a winning bid, whilst taking ownership of the end-to-end bid process in conjunction with the sales lead.

Key accountabilities will include;

  • Taking ownership of the end-to-end bid process, with all necessary procedures and governance adherence
  • Preparing and reviewing the commercial financial aspects of the bid
  • Risk tracking and management
  • Scheduling and facilitating proposal kick-off meetings, key review meetings and final document review
  • Coordinate proposal input from a variety of stakeholders
    Coordinate document production, version control and delivery of the completed proposal
  • Leading bid story boarding sessions, alongside the sales lead
  • Understand and resolve complex technical, strategic and business issues relating to the bid and how it is to be articulated
  • Lead with developing a proposal structure
  • Contributing to the written proposal - both in terms of content and visual presentation
  • Sound commercial understanding

Key skills and Experience required:


  • Superlative time management / prioritisation skills
  • Strong team management capabilities
  • Strong written English language skills
  • Strong commercial understanding
  • Professional understanding of templates, macros and styles
  • Advanced MS Word skills & proficient in MS Office
  • Some knowledge of project management would be an advantage