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Senior Bid Manager

Ref: VAC-17484
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Region: London
  • Location: East-Central London
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Discipline: Bid Manager - Senior
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a


Job Description

A major financial services provider is seeking a Senior Bid Manager to join its team. This role of Senior Bid Manager plays a major part in delivering the profit and growth aspirations by leading, shaping, building, controlling and delivering Bid and Projects according to bid strategy and aligned to overall company strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
• Work with Head of Bid Management, Sales and internal stakeholders within the business to deliver Bid Management strategy.
• Ensure all Bid Management activity is delivered with a strong understanding of business goals/products/industry/customer needs and competitive opportunities.
• Ensure all Bid activity follows the processes and best practices required to deliver excellent results and take time to educate the business.
• Work closely with internal stakeholders to ensure that project plans are agreed and projects are delivered to deadline and achieve desired result. Frequently evaluating activity against the plan and review post completion for areas to improve.
• Take ownership of the end-to-end bid process, leading review meetings/ final document review, content sign off and document production.
• Understand the business revenue targets by promoting and lead bid response process by:
– Obtaining relevant client / prospect information publicly and internally available
– Creation of a defined project plan with key milestones communicated clearly to the business.
– Manage expectations of key stakeholders of levels of Bid support
– Proactively responding to requests from the business.
– Challenging the broking and service teams to ensure customer is at heart of delivery and clear differentiators are communicated
– Contributing to the development of the quality of Bid outputs, both content and visual.
– Ensuring necessary stakeholder, Legal and compliance sign off for Bid requirements.
– Being creative in the approach to Bid responses and be willing to test/trial using new activities.
– Knowledge sharing within team, including training and supporting on the job education for Junior members of team
– Maintaining data and producing reports to be included in team MI outputs
– Coach and train members of the team, at all levels on best practices, lessons learned encouraging a high standard of delivery of bid support.
– Apply bid and project management tools and best practice to ensure they are delivered effectively and efficiently.

Key Skills / Experience:
• Bid planning, and execution of projects adhering to best practice bid principles.
• Experience of delivery of end to end RFP / tender responses.
• Outsourced or remote team management familiarity
• Experience of managing internal and external stakeholders, ranging from the business divisions, through to Design, and external print suppliers.
• Preferred experience of working within the Insurance / Brokerage Market, or broader Financial Services, or experience of working in a Bid Management environment.
• Educated to degree standard or higher.
• Qualification in Project Management desirable.
• APMP desirable or willing to work towards

Should this position be of interest, please contact Ben Hannon on 0208 126 5231, or email your CV to