A Bid Manager is required to manage and support a range of bids, for both the UK and export markets, in accordance with formal bid processes. The ideal candidate will have a successful track record that will include experience of working in a busy bid environment. An understanding of the defence & security and/or law enforcement market sectors would be beneficial. This role would ideally suit an experienced bid writer / bid co-ordinator seeking their first step into bid management.
You will be expected to lead and deliver a range of varied bids as well as supporting other bid managers on larger, more complex bid opportunities. The role is very hands on and the successful candidate will be expected to undertake all aspects of bid management, including bid planning and governance activities, cost / pricing activities and proposal production. The role will also involve some bid writing so candidates need to have excellent written and verbal English skills.
The successful candidate will be a strong team player and have excellent presentation and communication skills (particularly written). Experience of writing in a business winning environment would be advantageous.
Key attributes are:
•Bid planning, management and organisation skills
•Experience of structured approaches to bid management and using recognised methods
•Strong communication skills; confident and articulate in all communications. In particular, excellent written and verbal English skills and experience of writing proposals
•Strong commercial awareness, including formulating costs and pricing on fixed price projects
•Good team player, reliable and able to rapidly establish a high degree of trust, rapport and gain cooperation with the bid team and the rest of the company
•Self-motivated, self-disciplined and having the ability to work to tight deadlines, including out of hours effort when necessary
•Good attention to detail; maintaining and enhancing our high standards of delivery, quality and accuracy
•Professional and confident with a ‘can do’ attitude
•Highly computer literate and experienced with standard MS Office applications, including problem solving in these applications in a bid environment
•Full UK driving licence
Mandatory Skill Requirements:
•MS Office (PowerPoint, Project, Excel, Word)
•Bid Planning and Management
Desirable Skill Requirements:
•Shipley-trained. Requirements capture experience
•knowledge of Defence & security, law enforcement - UK and export markets
•Understanding of electronic warfare, cyber security, digital investigations and secure information systems.
This role is for 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday and based in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire. The salary is £40,000 to £45,000 plus full company benefits.
Benefits will include:
• 25 days holiday
• Company pension
• Private medical insurance
• Subsidised gym membership
• Childcare vouchers
• Company benefits portal
• Share Save Scheme
• Free onsite parking
How to apply:
In order to be considered for this Bid Manager role you must be eligible to hold SC clearance.
MASS is an equal opportunities employer.
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