Bid Manager

Posted 12 June 2024
Salary £60000 - £65000 per annum
Job type Full time
Discipline Marketing
Contact NameLorna Meredith

Job description

Bid Manager

Full Time: Permanent

Locations: Any UK location or fully remote

Salary: Up to £65k DOE

We are on the lookout for a dynamic Bid Manager to join our client's Proposals team. As a specialist, you will manage and deliver regional and global proposals, aiming to win new business and generate revenue. This role involves handling complex proposals and requires a blend of advisory and hands-on skills. You'll collaborate closely with team members, including overseeing the work of the Proposals Executive and Researcher & Content Writer. Additionally, you'll work with the Head of Proposals to enhance our client's best practices and improve client-facing services, contributing to their reputation as a regional Centre of Excellence.

The Role:

  • Overseeing the work of the Proposals Executive on various proposals and opportunities.
  • Managing ad hoc assignments for the Researcher & Content Writer and specialists in Accounts, Creative, IT, and Secretarial Services teams.
  • Leading and advising on proposals from start to finish, ensuring full ownership and accountability.
  • Guiding pipeline preparation, conducting qualification and scoping exercises, and developing unique value propositions.
  • Challenging partners and business approaches, coaching presentations, gathering client feedback, and contributing to onboarding plans.
  • Collaborating with the Head of Proposals & Opportunities on key proposals.
  • Providing ad hoc advice on significant proposals, working with the Marketing & Business Development team.
  • Upholding best practices throughout all proposal stages.
  • Delivering high-quality work with creativity, bold ideas, and innovative thinking.
  • Developing strong fee proposals and alternative fee arrangements with pricing specialists.
  • Collaborating with Creative, IT, and Secretarial Services teams on designing and formatting proposal materials.
  • Staying updated on market best practices and sector developments related to proposals.
  • Enhancing our client's best practice proposals toolkit with the Head of Proposals & Opportunities.
  • Creating templates with the Creative, IT, and Secretarial Services teams.

Who we are looking for:

  • Proven track record in independently leading complex proposals, showcasing strong expertise and innovative thinking throughout the process.
  • Experience working in international organisations, within professional or legal services.
  • Strong advisory skills with the ability to challenge partners and always consider the client's perspective.
  • Exceptional project management and content development abilities, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Advanced IT and formatting skills, with a keen interest in design.
  • Excellent teamwork abilities within high-performing teams and matrix structures.
  • Bachelor's degree required.

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At We Are Adam, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles!

We are more than happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require.

Interested? Please apply now.

We look forward to hearing from you!