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Bid Manager

  • Job ref:

    1171698/001_1609780715

  • Location:

    Bedford, Bedfordshire

  • Sector:

    Engineering

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent

  • Contact:

    Harry Garvin

  • Email:

    hgarvin@cbsbutler.com

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Consultant:

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Bid Manager

Location: Beford, Bedforshire

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000pa

An independant research and development organisation providing a range of specialist services for example in high precsion wind tunnel model design and manufacture and aerodynamic design and consultancy are seeking a Bid Manager to drive the bid process internally and to take full ownership from enquiry stage through to contract award.

You must have a proven record of delivering multiple business proposals simultaneously within demanding constraints. They must be proactive, have a "hands-on" attitude and be able to communicate within different disciplines and levels across the organisation.

Main responsibilities - Bid Manager

  • Completion of Request For Information (RFI) or Request for Proposal (RFP) to the client.

  • Lead and coordinate the preparation of bid packs and supporting information in line with the internal bid development process.

  • Ensure all key stakeholders and informed and updated appropriately to ensure a smooth handover after contract award.

  • Collaborate closely with commercial and technical experts to ensure proposals/or letter response are accurate and detailed.

  • Partner with project and resource managers in the preparation of a project schedule.

  • Identify financial cost estimate risks and mitigate accordingly.

  • Resolve technical, schedule and resource conflicts and ensure alignment with Heads of Department for proposed offering via the bid development process and other routes as appropriate.

  • Maintain liaison with clients on proposal progress.

  • Agree/negotiate the internal bid activity milestones and the proposal submission dates with clients. Lead all internal stage gate reviews.

  • Assist with bid pricing to collate cost data, and present price suggestions in line with business goals and market conditions for recommendation and approval.

  • Coordinate/support the contract negotiation.

  • Support the Business Development team as required.

  • Provide inputs to the bid templates in association with business development

Skills and Knowledge - Bid Manager

  • You must have a proven record of delivering multiple business proposals simultaneously within demanding constraints. They must be proactive, have a "hands-on" attitude and be able to communicate within different disciplines and levels across the organisation.

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a similar role.

  • Good working knowledge of pricing models.

  • An appreciation of business contract terms & conditions and well as an understanding or risk management. An ability to interpret technical information.

Desirable Skills and capabilities- Bid Manager

  • Experience of aerospace and defence bidding processes.

  • Degree in a business, science, technology, engineering or mathematics subject.

  • Project management within a technical environment (aerodynamics will be an advantage).