Bid Manager

Job Title: Bid Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 69218-SALMK-KAB_1491576551
Contact Name: Karen Brown
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 07, 2017 15:49

Job Description

My Client who are one of the UK's largest and most successful professional services organisation are looking for an experienced Bid Professional

About the role
You will drive winning behaviours across the division to deliver compelling, highly differentiated client propositions, drawing together the skills, experience and capabilities fir the side of the business that provides packaged financial software, bespoke software, consultancy, hosting services and managed services to a multitude of public and private sector organisations in the UK and Ireland.

The nature of the role requires close collaboration with the sales community, marketing colleagues, and other senior stakeholders across the business. This is not a 9 to 5 role as it will require you to work outside these hours as and when the situation warrants it

What you will do:
·Contribute to the stop/go decision, providing opportunity evaluation advice (including organisation and evaluation of research to inform decisions)
·Advise the sales team on client scoping calls and meetings, ensuring that we fully identify the client needs
·Be responsible for preparation of bid documents and associated materials, with a laser focus on the creation of bid content and messages that focus on the client needs
·Lead bid planning meetings to establish win themes, competitive strategy, proposition development and commercial approach
·Rehearse and coach the sales team in preparation for formal presentations and associated meetings
·Project manage the process from inception to bid de-brief, working in conjunction with research and analysis colleagues to capture trends and inform future thinking
·Create, communicate and drive collective delivery against a bid timetable, to facilitate high quality, truly compelling and differentiated outputs.
Your experience will include;
·Proven effective time and project management skills, coupled with the ability to quickly develop positive consultancy relationships with the sales community
·Extensive experience of scoping, bidding and coaching sales teams for success
·Excellent communication skills; both written and oral
·Experience in a software sales environment would be an advantage
·Bid writing experience & skills -- ability to create winning proposals through storyboarding, creating differentiation, self-scoring etc.
·Highly proficient in Microsoft Office
·Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
·A positive, proactive approach. You will bring your creativity, tenacity and energy to the role
·High attention to detail and a strong client focus
·Experience of working in a target-driven environment
What's in it for you?
Training and development aren't optional extras: they are how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately; As well as a generous basic salary we also give you 23day holiday, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle; All of this, in a professional but fun environment.

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