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Bid Manager

Ref: VAC-17456
 
  • Salary: £40,000
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Region: North East
  • Location: Remote / York
  • Industry: Consultancy
  • Discipline: Bid Manager
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a

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Job Description

Mozer is looking for a capable Bid Manager to join its small, successful, and growing team, reporting to the Managing Director. You will lead a team and work autonomously to produce high quality bid documents. You will have excellent organisation and time management skills and be able to manage multiple deadlines and competing priorities. On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for leading kick off meetings, project managing the bid working closely with the Senior Bid Coordinator, writing bid content, networking to grow Mozer’s client base, following the in-house bid process, and improving our business model.

Main Responsibilities:
• Qualify the opportunity – Support the client in their evaluation of the opportunity.
• Lead the win strategy – Work with the bid team to develop the right solution for competitive advantage. Run kick-off meetings to identify win strategy and project submission details and tasks.
• Project manage the bid – Keep the bid team focused, on message, and on track. Manage the process from kick off to final debrief. Set up and run meetings, structure agendas, brainstorm strategy, and support communicate with the end client. Provide skeleton draft structures, coordinate, and help to write content, review, and comment on draft answers to ensure they fully respond to the questions, restructuring where necessary. Ensure content is concise, persuasive, and easy to read. Brief, liaise with, and manage suppliers for design and print production. Maintain client confidentiality at all times.
• Interview and produce content – Produce structured skeleton templates ready for drafting. Interview technical contributors to produce responses. Review, mark up and edit responses and other bid-related content when needed.
• Facilitate pitch/presentation strategy – Rehearse the bid team, focusing on clear added-value initiatives that drive the right results for the end client.
• Support and develop best practice – Provide tools and templates where necessary to improve client in-house processes and make sure they have everything in place to win (cvs, case studies, templates, training guides, statistics, bid data).
• Capture feedback – Conduct a debrief with the client, meet with/speak to end client to gather feedback to find out why the client won or lost.
• Maintain Mozer’s systems – Work with the Senior Bid Coordinator to manage housekeeping, capture useful content on client bids in preparation for future opportunities, maintain time sheets, bid logs, and tracking for business development.
• Build and maintain relationships – Work independently and with Mozer team members to build and maintain good relationships with clients. Attend networking events. Communicate professionally and effectively at all times.

Required Skills & Experience:
• Ambitious, highly motivated individual
• Extremely well organised with the ability to multitask and manage a number of tenders at the same time
• A self-starter and problem-solver who can work under pressure
• Assertive and confident negotiator who is able to influence senior Directors
• Strong analytical and project management skills
• Exceptional writing skills with high attention to detail
• Excellent people management skills with strong tact and diplomacy
• Good communication skills is essential; you must be comfortable making regular phone calls and messaging/meeting on MS Teams whilst keeping emails structured and short
• Strong business awareness
• Ideally 2+ years in a bid role
• Advanced in Microsoft Office
• Experience of more than one professional organisation or industry is an advantage
• Experience or knowledge of property and design/print production would be advantageous

Support & Development:
The Managing Director will work closely with you to develop your skills and capabilities and support
you in your growth within the business. You will be invited to attend Mozer training courses and
where beneficial, Mozer will recommend and invest in personal development opportunities. You
must be driven to develop your bid skills and keen to establish your career path within the
business.

Location & Travel:
You will be located in North or West Yorkshire, mainly working remotely. You will spend some time at our York hub to work alongside the Managing Director, as well as some travel to London, Manchester, and Leeds for client meetings.

If you are interested in this opportunity and feel you meet the requirements, please send your CV to alison@mozer.co.uk