Costing & Pricing Manager (Estimating)
As a Costing & Pricing Manager (Estimating), you will be part of the team who are working on several key bids and campaigns over the next couple of years, covering all business streams including Underwater Weapons, Training, Radar and Information Systems & Services Management, both for the UK MoD customer and export opportunities.
Your main responsibilities will involve:
Compiling, where appropriate, and owning the costing and pricing for the key campaign pricing activities
Being influential and providing leadership and direction in defining, delivering, reviewing and challenging the bid and project solutions
Challenging the current business solution / process and cost base to introduce innovative approaches to win competitive bids, including adoption of new Estimating systems, tools and processes
Challenging the current business solution / process and cost base to introduce innovative approaches to ensure Single Source bids conform to the Single Source Contracting Regulations
Playing a major role in the bid teams, influencing senior management and contributing to the overall business winning process
Performing analysis for different pricing methods, scenarios and business models, as appropriate for the bids and campaigns, to support the internal approvals and the competitiveness of the bid
Managing and developing one or more junior Estimating team members
Supporting the bid teams in preparing any analysis and approval documentation related to the costing and pricing of the bid
Your skills and qualifications:
Experience of major bids, +million pounds in value
Diverse portfolio of projects within various industries
Costing and pricing background
Strong stakeholder management experience
Comprehensive knowledge or experience of Estimating and Pricing, or a similar analytical role in a senior position
Defence/MOD background would be ideal but not essential
A good practical understanding of Bid Management tools and processes, including the Life Cycle Management Framework would be desirable
What we're looking for in you:
You will need to be good at prioritising workload, managing multiple projects simultaneously and communicating this to the team, customers and other stakeholders as required. You should feel confident working with other functional representatives and/or customers/suppliers to meet the operational needs of functional and line management and the business.
You must have good presentational skills and good communication skills together with the ability to relate challenging scenarios to customers and suppliers.
Benefits: All employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan.