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  • Bid Manager

    • London, Manchester or Birmingham
    • Up to £55,000
    • Permanent

    The Bid & Tender Manager role is a newly created, stand-alone position, reporting directly to the Marketing and Business Development management team. Working closely with Partners and fee earners, as well as the wider Marketing and Business Development team, the Bids & Tender Manager will be responsible for the execution of firm-wide bids and tenders, from start to finish. This will include targeting new bids and tender opportunities, project managing bids and tenders, drafting pitch templates and submission documents, and potentially presenting to clients or supporting others with this.

  • Bid Manager

    • Yorkshire
    • £45,000
    • Permanent

    Our client, a leading critical asset services provider, is seeking a Bid Manager to join their team in Ripponden. This is a highly networked role, delivering bids across multiple sectors and products, and has been created through growth.

  • Bid Executive

    • Brighton
    • Up to £38,000
    • Permanent

    Our client, a major global health insurance provider is seeking a Bid Executive to join their growing team. The successful candidate will be based in Brighton and will have the primary goal of bringing in new and retaining existing corporate business through high quality bid, content management and pitch documents.

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Having spent over three months searching for a Bid Manager, we spoke to Bid Solutions who almost immediately provided a shortlist of suitable applicants. Within a month we had conducted interviews and made an offer to our preferred candidate. I was so impressed not only with the speed in which Bid Solutions were able to source the selected applicants, but how they completely understood our brief and were able to present candidates who suited not only what we needed professionally, but would also be a cultural fit within our organisation. I would not hesitate to recommend Bid Solutions and will definitely work with them again.

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Can bid management / bid work be a career that allows for flexible working?

Can bid management / bid work be a career that allows for flexible working? Given the deadlines and time pressures of a bid, is it really possible to have the flexibility to work around your ‘other life’ commitments?

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Performance Management

Hi Alison,

I am a Bid Manager in a global bank based in the UK. I would like to know how you impose measures for success for your Bid Writers. Win ratio is the obvious, but given we often find ourselves responding to RFPs we have slim chances of winning, and are regularly used to benchmark tariffs, this doesn’t seem fair as the only tangible measure. Do you have others you use?

Thanks in advance

Sarah

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How Do You Measure the Success of Prewritten Content?

I’m a bid library content manager for a large print solutions organisation. We have a well established and regularly used content library to support bids for a variety of customers, from both the public and private sectors. As part of my role, I’m required to measure the success of the prewritten content. We’ve previously measured this using the quality scores received, however, as I don’t get involved in the bid management process, and therefore the quality of any tailored responses for the final submission, we’re exploring other ways of determining content effectiveness.

Do you have any suggestions or advice about how we can achieve this?

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Bid Statistics

Hello Graham,

I’ve recently joined a new organisation as their first Bid Manager, one of my task is to bring some structure to the proposals process and governance. To facilitate this, I’m looking to find some statistics to evidence the following, showing the reduction in success when poor bid / no bid decisions are made:

Success rates when responding to tenders where no previous contact has been made. In our case it is usually Local Authorities.

Success rates where responses are drafted in less time than was allocated by the tender, i.e. coming late to the game.

Thanks

David

 

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