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Bid Manager

Ref: VAC-18692
 
  • Salary: £50,000
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Region: London
  • Location: Homebased
  • Industry: Consultancy
  • Discipline: Bid Manager
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a

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Job Description

Bid Manager
Location: You will be predominately home-based and required to work from their York hub twice a month to work alongside the Managing Director.
CVs to: alison@mozer.co.uk

Mozer is looking for an experienced 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 running kick off meetings, project managing the bid working closely with the Bid Coordinator, writing bid content, networking to grow Mozer’s client base, following the in-house bid process, and improving their business model.

Bid Manager 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 build and maintain good relationships with clients. Attend networking events. Communicate professionally and effectively at all times.

Skills & Experience Required for Bid Manager:
• 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.
• 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 are essential; you must be comfortable making regular phone calls and messaging / meeting on MS Teams whilst keeping emails structured and short.
• Strong business awareness.

Location & Travel
Location: You will be predominately home-based and required to work from their York hub twice a month to work alongside the Managing Director.

Travel: You will be required to occasionally travel to London, Manchester, and Leeds for client meetings and networking where Mozer will cover your expenses.

Bid Manager Package:
• Up to £50k per annum depending on level of experience.
• Friday afternoon’s off.
• Discretionary bonus.
• Pension.
• Laptop and phone.
• 28 days annual leave per annum (including public holidays).

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