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Assistant Bid & Knowledge Manager

Ref: VAC-17391
  • Salary: £45,000
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Region: South East
  • Location: London
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Discipline: Knowledgebase Manager
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a


Job Description

A major financial services organisation is seeking an Assistant Bid & Knowledge Manager to join their team. The scope of this role will be to drive the content and knowledge management strategy and support the Bid Managers across multiple bids for new business and retenders. In the role of Assistant Bid & Knowledge Manager, you will have three key areas of focus:

Bid Management
• Support the Bid Managers throughout the lifecycle of the most complex, high value and strategic opportunities across the Investments business
• Own the bid/ project plan and associated schedule of internal meetings, and manage team collaboration sites e.g. Microsoft Teams, SharePoint
• Capture the output from bid kick-off, stakeholder and competitor analysis, value proposition and creative storyboarding sessions, together with actions from regular progress check-ins
• Draft, coordinate and design content for proposals, presentations and other key client deliverables
• Complete initial Requests for Information (RFIs), Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) and other compliance-based requests for new business and regulatory purposes

Content and Knowledge Management
• Drive the Knowledge Management strategy and manage the Investments content for new business
• Manage, maintain and improve content within the Knowledge Management System (Qvidian), Team Collaboration Tool Online (TCTO) and intranet
• Build a network of, and regularly engage with, content owners/ subject matter experts across the Investments business, liaising on topics such as the approach to manager research, portfolio management and construction, sustainable investment, operations and onboarding

Team Coordination
• Provide general support to the Bid Management team including maintenance of the Bid Tracker and process documentation, and schedule/ coordinate team meetings and events
• Assist the Head of Bid Management with management information and reporting, and work with the Excellence Champion to ensure compliance with our quality standards and regulatory requirements

You will be working in a small, collaborative team where you will be supported to apply your existing skills and experience to add value to our business.

The Requirements
• Experience of bid and/ or knowledge management with an interest in writing and working with content
• Effective project management, communication and analytical skills with a good attention to detail
• A creative approach, with advanced MS Office skills (especially in Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and ideally experience of using knowledge management systems (e.g. Qvidian), SharePoint, and collaboration tools (e.g. Microsoft Teams)
• Thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced and deadline driven business development environment

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