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Bid Manager

£45,000 - £50,000

UK / Greater London

Construction, Property & Facilities



Henry Tye
07966 432 531

Henry is a Practice manager for the Bids team at Bid Recruitment specialising in recruiting Bids and Work Winning professionals into the Property, Real Estate and Consultancy markets. After studying at Ardingly College Henry then pursued his ambitions to become a professional cricketer


Job Description

REF: 16340
Posted: 24 September 2021
Closes: 07 October 2021
Bid Manger
Based in London with flexible working
Salary paying up to £50k


  • Will to lead and manage both silver and gold level bids whilst implementing the full level bid process.
  • Is vastly experienced in Bid Management and has specialist depth and/or breadth of expertise.
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
  • Will develop a strong understanding of the business area and good understanding of the wider business and services offered.
  • Will develop a good understanding of Sales and business development function, operation, goals, expectations and objectives.
  • Interprets the overall bid team vision and objectives (set by Bid Director) and implements across their business groups
  • Collaborates and provides flex across the wider bid team where required


  • Seen as an expert Bid Manager within their business group(s)
  • Will develop strong relationships with head of business group, COO and lead service line directors
  • Will develop a strong influence with key stakeholders (above) in respect to implementing and adherence to the bid process, including go no go decisions
  • Drives continuous improvement in respect to bidding within their business group and the wider bid team
  • Delivers improvement in win rates across their business groups

What this job involves

Key responsibilities:

Bid Strategy

  • Will lead Bid strategy sessions for both 'silver' and 'gold' level bids, to document Client knowledge, competitor analysis, solution development. Will then be able develop a value proposition, win strategy and win themes.
  • Write an Executive Summary
  • Initiate 'Price to Win' analysis (if applicable)
  • Co-develop a Client engagement strategy to include stakeholder mapping and engagement plan.

Bid Mobilisation

  • Work with Lead Director to ensure that the appropriate resources are in place and mobilised, including (if applicable): Commercial Director, Bid Mentor, SMEs, Design resource.

Bid Management

  • Is able review and understand Clients bid briefing document
  • Lead bid kick-off meetings using standard agenda, ensuring everyone involved is clear on their roles and responsibilities
  • Agree our approach to bid and governance procedures
  • Create and implement a bid resource and scheduling plan
  • Ensure compliance with the Clients requirements
  • Manage communication with both internal stakeholders and external stakeholders as required

Bid Production

  • Lead writing workshops using storyboarding and/or question templates
  • Provide hands-on management and support including the drafting, editing and formatting
  • Manage the interaction with bid designer (if applicable)
  • Ensure the bid document is compelling, well written, attractive and accurate
  • Manage version control

Bid Review & Sign-off

  • Lead and manage content reviews
  • Ensure an independent Bid Mentor review
  • Liaise with Commercial Director (if applicable), COO or Lead Director for Commercial Sign-off
  • Liaise with Lead Director for Qualitative sign-off

Bid Submission

  • Ensure bid is submitted in-line with Clients requirements
  • Manage logistics - printing, courier booking, portal upload, e-mail etc.
  • Issue final bid document to team


  • Work with Lead Director to ensure that the appropriate resources are in place and mobilised, including (if applicable): Delivery team, Bid Mentor, SMEs, Design resource.
  • Lead kick-off meeting to agree strategy, content, plan and roles & responsibilities
  • Manage the content development
  • Set up and lead rehearsals
  • Provide coaching and constructive feedback
  • Manage logistics for Client presentation