Bid Consultant

Bid Consultant

  • Minimum Rate: £650 a day
  • Location: Manchester M20

Profile A senior Consultant with over 25 years' experience bidding for and winning business in the Technology, Financial Services and Public sectors. Prior to focusing on bid consultancy, this associate has held a variety of senior sales roles within the Software and Services sectors. Their sales background has helped make a difference when it comes to providing bid consultancy and coaching services. This associate is able to apply practical experience alongside industry best practice to ensure customers get the best results. Key Achievements Led multiple winning bids as a Sales Consultant / Bid Manager with values ranging from £500k to £5m. Supported clients as a Bid Consultant to win business worth values of up to £250m. Achieved 70% win rate on all bids supported in the last 2 years. Helped clients significantly improve their quality score and helped one client achieve 99% quality score on a particular bid. APMP Practitioner Certified. Experience A broad experience in proposal management / proposal consulting, successfully managing proposals with high contract values, complex teaming and sub-contract arrangements. Facilitating the development of winning strategy for complex bids through a mix of storyboarding, coaching and hands-on proposal development. Extensive experience of bid reviews ranging from strategic reviews (pink teams) through to final sign-off reviews (red teams). Proposal Analyst experience enabling companies to develop winning strategies for complex proposals. Facilitation of customer and competitor analysis with the identification of strengths and weaknesses enables the development of strategic input into both sales activities and the proposal. Held the position of software sales expert, working for a variety of software businesses ranging in size from 10 to 20,000 staff primarily in a sales role. The success achieved has been dependent on an ability to manage and write compelling, winning proposals that meet the needs and expectations of clients. Has experience of successfully delivering winning bids in Financial Services (including Banking, Life & Pensions and Investment Management), Central and Local Government, Professional Services, IT and Telecommunications. An excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing.


  • Primary Discipline: Bid Consultant

  • Reference No: CAN-39099

  • Consultant Skills: Risk Management and Compliance, Capture Management, Presentation Skills, Project Management, Bid Profit and Loss Experience, Proof Reading, Commercial Negotiations, Business Development, Bid Kick-Off, Strategy Development, Proposal Leadership, Bid Risk Management, Industry Trained in Bid and Proposal Management, Client Facing, APMP Member, Training, Proposal Production, Compliance Matrix, Proposal Governance, Coaching and Mentoring, Pursuit Management, Peer Review, Bid Management, Define Customer Requirements, RFP / ITT Experience, Pipeline Management, Bid Process Management, Document Management, Bid Resource Allocation, Solution Design, Bid Best Practice, Pre-sales Experience, Contract Negotiation, Negotiation Skills, Storyboarding Skills, Proposal Best Practice, Proposal Software, OJEU, People / Team Management, Value Proposition Development, Qualification Skills, Proposal Management, PQQ Experience, Win Strategy Development, Red Team Review Lead, Proposal Writing, Pre-Proposal Planning

  • Consultant Qualifications: Bachelors Degree, APMP Practitioner, A Levels, APMP Foundation

  • Consultant Industries: Public Sector, Professional Services, Telecomms, Management Consulting Services, Outsourcing, Computer Software, Telecommunication Services, Restaurant / Food Services, Healthcare Services, Energy and Utilities, Information Technology, Financial Services, Banking and Consumer Lending, Consultancy, Internet Services, Defence, Insurance, Computer Hardware, Government and Public Sector, Legal Services, Computer/IT Services

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