Bid Manager

  • Posted on 10 July 2020

Job Description

MAIN JOB PURPOSE

To lead proposal development and submission, using best practice to deliver compliant and compelling bids. You will work with team members drawn from across departments and/or externally.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF JOB

· Ultimate responsibility for the bid quality (technical and commercial quality, risk management, and winnability)

· Proactively champion and use our bid process from identification through bidding to negotiation and contract, continuously looking for ways to improve and develop it

· Preparation of project proposals: management of bidding process; associate and consultant selection; technical writing; commercial proposal and authorisation

· Support proposals teams throughout the proposal process, holding team members at all levels accountable to agreed deliverables when necessary

· Constantly challenge team members to be innovative

· Provide best practice advice and lessons learnt from past proposals, including client feedback

· Work with writers on document planning and production; provide document review, advice and coaching

· Help with planning, support and coaching for presentations/pitches

· Proactive use of internal systems to support the management of the bid process, record and share information and ensure compliance with quality standards

· Enable continuous improvement and information and knowledge sharing across the business. Be a role model for continuous learning, constructive feedback and positivity

Any other duties as appropriate to the position, as requested.

ABOUT YOU

Qualification

· Qualification or training in bid management, eg Shipley

Experience

· Previous consulting and/or communications experience

· Experience of building and managing relationships with diverse stakeholder groups

· Experience delivering proposal management and bid advice for high value proposals, in a professional services and/or government sector environment

About the Organization

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

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