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Bid Manager / Writer – Home Based

Ref: VAC-17465
  • Salary: £45,000
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Region: Homebased
  • Location: Homebased
  • Industry: Healthcare Services
  • Discipline: Bid Manager
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a


Job Description

A health and social care specialist is seeking a Bid Manager to join its team. The role requires a keen attention to detail, an ability to take an analytical view on complex projects whilst applying good industry practice to work. The successful candidate will also be expected to be an expert in bid writing, and able to convey complex messages effectively to target audiences.

Role Responsibilities
• Understand the bid process in order to identify and qualify bid opportunities
• Objectively review bid responses to ensure greatest chances of successful outcomes
• Work intricately with business colleagues to fully understand opportunities, and relay/ oversee bid coordinator colleagues to support bid completion and submission
• Apply expertise in bid writing to convey messages clearly, effectively and successfully
• Coordinate bid completion to produce distinctive, winning bids, managing the end-to-end bid process/life cycle
• Prioritise and produce plans for the efficient and successful submission of bid documents to strict deadlines
• Producing (writing) and editing bid response documents, ensuring each bid is positioned correctly, and with clear win themes and messages to maximise success rates
• Evaluate each bid question fully in order to completely understand response requirements and formulate responses accordingly
• Create storyboards for method statement question responses to identify points to be covered and the most logical sequence in which to provide a written response
• Write and produce draft documents and bid responses in accordance with company standards
• Coordinate and manage responses from multiple authors and sources to create seamless, consistent and high quality responses
• To deliver improved and enhanced standards of written responses in conjunction with the Bid Team
• Proofing and editing colleague’s bid response documents, ensuring each document contains required information required to create a successful, winning bid
• Perform editorial reviews of written bid responses – proof-read and edit bid responses as needed to improve clarity, accuracy and readability
• Ensure each written response is prepared to the highest standards of accuracy and presentation to position the organisation (and the bid) correctly
• Develop and maintain a library of written responses and information to support production of bids and proposals (Bid Library), in conjunction with the Bid Team
• Identify contract documents as part of bid processes and coordinate sending of same to external and internal contacts for advice
• Review contract documents to identify areas of further investigation and inclusion within bid projects
• Initiate and coordinate full commercial review of contract related documents as required
• Undertake negotiation on contract clauses as required
• Manage virtual bid project teams effectively
• Contribute to the overall success of the bid process, including working to team and personal objectives

Required Qualifications / Experience
• Understand and apply end to end bid process to an opportunity from BNB to transition from bid to project
• Relevant experience within a bid role
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a multi-disciplinary bid role
• Experience of writing, editing and producing written pieces of work
• At least 2 years’ experience in bid writing
• Experience of reviewing and responding to both Public and Private sector bid/ tender requests
• Highest standards of written English comprehension and grammar
• Excellent written communication and presentation abilities
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Competent in reviewing and interpreting complex documents
• Strong ability to listen and translate key messages into a compelling written response
• Proficient in the use of MS Office tools, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer
• Ability to plan, prioritise and manage own workload, and workloads of others
• A dedicated, driven approach to winning business through accurate bids
• Demonstrable ability to work within a diverse, cross-functional company

Should this position be of interest, please contact Ben Hannon on 02081265231 or email your CV to