Bid Manager Job, England

Job Summary

Bid Manager Job, England

Bid Manager - Bureau Veritas Location: Remote Salary: £50-£65k + Package My client is an award-winning employer, providing testing, inspection, and certification services to some huge, global clients throughout a wide range of industries. They are looking for an experienced Bid Manager to come on board and join their Sales & Marketing division for their UK and Ireland business. Reporting into the Head of Client Development the successful candidate will provide leadership and guidance to a small team of Bid Executives who will be working on large scale UK tender opportunities across different business lines including writing, responding to and managing proposals, bids and competitive tenders. The successful candidate will have considerable experience in senior bid proposal management and have operated at senior leadership level, managing relationships to strategically develop and grow the function and our bid offering. The role would suit someone who is looking for a strategic, bid management position that wants to develop and grow the bid function and the capability of the team

  • EnglandJob location
  • £50000 - £65000 per annum + Competitive Salary + outstanding benefitsEstimated job salary
  • Permanent (Full-Time)Employment type
Job Description

Bid Manager Job, England

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead the overall bids process and bids team to facilitate successful tenders across all BV service lines and business units
  • Oversee the writing of tenders and ensure BV responds to all proposals in a competitive and timely manner
  • Management and upkeep of all bid materials / bids library / case studies and SharePoint sites and trackers
  • Management and upkeep of key portals and membership subscriptions
  • Host and facilitate the weekly internal governance (Strategic Opportunity Approval) call – co-ordinating and collaborating with all key internal stakeholders
  • Monthly Reporting: collate and communicate information from the Bid Tracker and updates won/lost information per month for each business unit (BU).
  • Line management of bid team, managing overall performance and building competence and capability
  • Line management of the customer excellence role to ensure customer surveys are actioned, the information / NPS (Net Promoter Score) is promoted throughout the business and the information is used to support bid activity and the work we provide.


  • Line management responsibilities for the customer excellence team leader.
  • Ensure effective communication with team members and hold regular and structured team meetings to ensure goals are clear and progress is communicated.
  • Bid budget experience.
  • Bid writing, editing, collating technical information and preparing response documents.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders:
  • Communicate requirements, deadlines and expectations
  • Identify and co-ordinate all required materials
  • Ensure all bids are successfully submitted on time, with consistency and in a professional manner
  • Generate management information for tender opportunities available along with won and lost analysis.

Experience & Skills Required

  • The ideal candidate will have strong organisational skills and have a keen eye for detail as well as taking pride in their work.
  • You will be required to possess excellent communication and written skills, whilst being methodical and commercially aware.
  • Tender / bid management experience in a similar position within an organisation that regularly supply services to large corporate clients.
  • Can quickly develop a deep understanding of the commercial and operational aspects of the BV business.
  • Can provide the business with the knowledge they need in order to write bids and select the best-suited contributors that can enhance the bid with their own knowledge and functional expertise
  • Strong track record of writing tender responses from scratch; at times gathering and editing other contributors’ work.
  • Experience in senior bid proposal management and have operated at senior leadership level, managing relationships to strategically develop and grow the function and our bid offering.
  • Highly results focused and commercially aware, you’ll need to think creatively and will have the ability to understand client requirements.
  • Exposure to public and private sector bids and tenders highly desirable