Senior Bid Manager

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Electronics Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Louise Ellis

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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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, and will be expected to stand in for the Head of Bids in their absence. You will co-ordinate a virtual bid team with the relevant service / product / business knowledge required to prepare a winning bid, whilst taking ownership of the end-to-end bid process in conjunction with the sales lead.


* Manage virtual bid teams and inputs from a variety of experts internally and externally
* Preparing and reviewing the Commercial Financial aspects of the bid
* Risk tracking and management
* Taking ownership of the end-to-end bid process, with all necessary procedures and governance adherence and sign off
* 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
* Ability to translate cost build up into client pricing breakdown in the way best aligned to win strategy
* Coach sales teams and subject matter experts in persuasive writing
* Produce professionally written proposal content that clearly articulates the organisations value proposition,
* Edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, without changing technical meaning
* Develop proposal graphics that have impact and are easy to interpret


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

Essential Attributes:
* Exceptional attention to detail
* Strong comprehension and lateral thinking skills
* Ability to communicate and influence at a multiple level within own organisation
* Open, transparent and able to respond positively to issues and actively seek solutions as necessary