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Senior Bid Manager

Posted 23 January by Options Resourcing Ltd Featured Ended

Due to continued growth, my client, a leading Recruitment and Professional Services organisation is looking to recruit Senior Bid Manager to join their successful cross sector bid team.   

Supporting and leading bids from across all recruitment division, this role will cover all aspects of tender writing and bid management.  Reporting to the head of bid management and working within an established team, the successful candidate will be required to become quickly embedded within this fast paced organisation.


  • Liaise with the BD/operational team to support pre-bid activity and to develop an understanding of the client pre-tender release
  • Ensure timely delivery of compliant bids across all sectors whilst following the bid process and managing the logistics at all stages of the process
  • Use effective project planning strategies to ensure that all information is received on time and is relevant to questions being asked within the bid
  • Provide internal stakeholders with a thorough overview of the bid by undertaking an effective evaluation of bid opportunity and tender documents
  • Lead bid opportunities form the initial kick off/qualification meetings through to feedback and award
  • Collate information from and communicate effectively with wide range of stakeholders, including account managers, operational staff and senior directors
  • Write content in a powerful way that reinforces the win themes of the bid
  • Ensure the bid is reviewed by the right people at the right milestones – incorporating APMP best practice
  • Continually review and update the content library to ensure accurate material is being used at all times

Your Skills:

  • Experience of managing multiple fast paced bids simultaneously; ideally within recruitment sector or similar professional services industry
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a professional bid environment
  • Knowledge of the formal bidding process with a solid understanding of how to structure, compile, write and review a bid/tender response
  • Strong, creative and persuasive writing style with proven skills in producing and editing winning proposal content
  • Typically degree educated with a strong preference for individuals with a degree in English, communications, journalism or business related field
  • Knowledge of the recruitment, professional services, engineering, rail, construction or nuclear/power sector is desirable but not essential
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to work under pressure to demanding deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to form effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to think visually and creatively about the response
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise own workload 

Reference: 34300993

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