Bid Director

  • Minimum Rate: £550 a day
  • Location: Maidenhead SL6

Profile A highly skilled and motivated bid professional with an exemplary record of winning complex deals over £100m and delivering process improvements that have transformed bid team performance. A strong leader and influencer who operates comfortably at senior executive level and quickly builds new working relationships through openness, honesty and integrity. Very comfortable at being parachuted into new teams, quickly establishing themselves, and then driving to a successful outcome. Holds UK security clearance and NATO secret clearance. An MBA graduate and APMP certified practitioner specialising in bid leadership, managing virtual teams, coaching and developing others, win strategy development, risk management, red team reviews, stakeholder management, customer negotiation and meeting tough deadlines. Key Achievements Successfully leading bids from £5m to £500m in assignments as a Bid Director and a Strategic Bid Manager, including the total outsourcing of two data centres for a major German utilities provider. Delivering process improvements including a win strategy toolset and a strategic deals guidebook, which were both adopted as best practice, and launching a new bid qualification process that improved win rates by 25% within six months. Experience During their 25 years' experience in the Telecoms and Technology sectors, this associate has led bids across the public and private sector through both direct and indirect channels. They have managed senior level teams in multi-national, multi-tower bids and has often overcome difficult internal politics to achieve results. In recent years, they have also used their knowledge and experience to provide coaching to existing bid teams through win strategy workshops, qualification tollgates, deal clinics and red reviews.


  • Primary Discipline: Bid Director

  • Reference No: CAN-32821

  • Consultant Skills: Project Management, Programme Management, Business Development, Industry Trained in Bid and Proposal Management, Proposal Governance, Bid Management, Bid Process Management, Contract Negotiation, Proposal Management, Proposal Writing, Capture Management, Competitive Dialogue, Bid Profit and Loss Experience, Commercial Management, Strategy Development, Training, Proposal Content Management, Bid Best Practice, Proposal Best Practice, Bid Clarifications, Bid Governance, Bid Kick-Off, Client Facing, Coaching and Mentoring, Content Management, CV Writing, Define Customer Requirements, Document Management, Due Diligence, Editorial Skills, Framework Agreements, Negotiation Skills, People / Team Management, PQQ Experience, Pre-Proposal Planning, Presentation Skills, Proof Reading, Proposal Leadership, Proposal Production, Pursuit Management, Rebidding Strategy, RFP / ITT Experience, Solution Design, Storyboarding Skills, TUPE, Value Proposition Development, Win Strategy Development, Pre-Written Content Development, Commercial Negotiations, Bid Risk Management, Compliance Matrix, Financial Planning and Budgeting, Learning Reviews, Peer Review, Pipeline Management, Pre-sales Experience, Qualification Skills, Red Team Review Lead, Risk Management and Compliance, APMP Member, Bid Marketing Strategy, Marketing Communications, Proposal Graphics, Bid Resource Allocation, Print Management, Knowledge Management, Relationship Management

  • Consultant Qualifications: MBA, A Levels, GCSEs, APMP Foundation, Bachelors Degree, APMP Practitioner, Six Sigma / Black Belt / TQM, Shipley Trained

  • Consultant Industries: Information Technology, Accounting and Auditing Services, Automotive and Parts Mfg, Aviation, Banking and Consumer Lending, Defence, Distribution, Insurance, Logistics & Transport, Manufacturing - Other, Public Sector, Telecomms, Aerospace and Defence, Waste Management, Telecommunication Services, Healthcare Services, Energy and Utilities, Computer Hardware, Computer/IT Services, Facilities Management, Professional Services, Rail, Business Services - Other, Call / Contact Centre, Computer Software, Financial Services, Biotechnology / Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical, Printing and Publishing, Electronics Components and Semiconductor Mfg, Transport and Storage - Materials, Internet Services, Chemicals / Petro-Chemicals, Government and Public Sector

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