A Bid Manager is required for maternity cover over a 12 month period 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.
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 managing bids 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 Excellent team player, reliable and able to rapidly establish a high degree of trust, rapport and gain cooperation within the bid team and the wider business community Self-motivated, self-disciplined and having the ability to work to tight deadlines, including out of hours effort as and when required 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 is required as the job will involve some travel between the MASS offices in St Neots and Lincoln. This is a fixed term contract position over 12 months.
MASS are an equal opportunities employer