Bid Manager

Posted 26 February by Footprint Recruitment

Bid Manager

North West

£55,000 - £65,000

Bid Manager - Construction - North West

Our Client, a reputable North West main contractor, are looking for a Bid Manager to join their team. The Bid Manager will lead the Pre Construction team and work closely with them and the wider business to ensure delivery of high quality, consistent winning bids, and effectively mobilising these to the project delivery team.The Bid Manager is a key member of the team, reporting directly to the Pre Construction Director.

Responsibilities of the Bid Manager

  • Management of the creation of winning tenders through full bid lifecycle from Bid/No-Bid through to customer negotiation and Contract Award, for bids ranging in value from £5m up to £50m
  • Definition and implementation of a winning bid strategy ensuring a breakdown of tender requirements and coordination of all technical, commercial and financial aspects of the estimation and proposal creation process (including pricing structures, subcontract partnerships etc.)
  • Preparation and coordination of compelling tender documentation ensuring high levels of consistency and quality, that adequately captures our offer, provides an accurate baseline for a future project, incorporates lessons learned, and mitigates company risks
  • Preparation of all review meeting materials and coordination of the close-out of all actions
  • Provision of leadership to the tender team and allocated business resources, influencing and negotiating with people at all levels, including providing progress reports to management
  • Involvement in pre and post bid submission negotiations with the client encompassing technical, financial and commercial considerations, acting as the client single point of contact in relation to the bid
  • Production and delivery of presentations (internal and external to the client) up to board level
  • Responsible for transferring knowledge from the tendering team to the Delivery team, verifying the tender and achieving scope stability and handover to Delivery
  • Accurate management of bid budgets, and the company policies and procedures (including quality assurance) as suitably followed, striking the right balance between governance and cost efficiency
  • Implement improvement in company processes and standards in relation to bid management and the wider functional areas

What do I need to qualify for this job?

  • Able to manage the delivery of bids through corporate procedures
  • Bid management experience for a construction project based business, in a regulated industry, with experience leading bids in excess of £20m, and managing bid budgets in excess of £500k
  • Possess a good understanding of the way in which construction projects are managed and delivered in order to influence, monitor and challenge every aspect of the bid i.e. finance, engineering, planning, delivery and commercial inputs
  • Commercially astute, and able to structure a bid to present the offer in the best light
  • Possesses sufficient management experience and stature to operate at the same level as project managers and senior business managers, in order to provide appropriate leadership to tender teams and manage negotiations with the client as appropriate
  • Ability to influence and negotiate with people at all levels within the business and customer organisation’s, whilst fostering strong working relationships
  • A pro-active high achiever with high energy levels, who is used to working under pressure and to tight/challenging deadlines
  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a business or technically related discipline
  • Previously, or currently, occupying the position of Bid Manager, Project Manager or Commercial Manager in a construction based business

Required skills

  • Bid Preparation
  • Bid Writing
  • Bid Strategy

Reference: 34554875

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