The Bid Manager will assemble a bid team with the relevant service / product / business knowledge required to prepare a winning bid, whilst taking ownership of the end-to-end bid process. The Bid Manager is typically responsible for managing an opportunity from qualification through to contract award, including value proposition / strategy development, solution development, commercial considerations, partner identification, and risk management. Responsibilities include the introduction and implementation of all necessary bid procedures, governance, and processes. This is a highly networked role that requires an ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines. It will require strong people management and commercial skills.
To manage the bid qualification (bid go / no go) process for new opportunities
Manage virtual bid teams and inputs from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, marketing, product teams, finance, commercial, legal and delivery
Preparing and reviewing the commercial aspects of the bid, ensuring all services are included in the final price to the customer
Risk tracking and management throughout the bid process
Contributing to the written proposal - both in terms of content and presentation (such as preparation of a management summary)
Manage the bid budget
Ensure timely delivery of compliant and commercially sound bids
Understand and resolve complex technical, strategic and business issues
Arrange all post bid reviews with customers, post contract award
Must be an excellent communicator.