Junior Bid Manager - Contract

Job Title: Junior Bid Manager - Contract
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 67375-ITENG-KIE
Contact Name: Kim Eager
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 11, 2016 11:48

Job Description

Bid Manager - Hertfordshire - 3 month contract
Project Estimations, Estimate proccess, PMO experience, ITIL

A Bid Manager is urgently required to work for a financial organisation based in Hertfordshire on a contract.
The purpose of the Bid Manager role is to facilitate, manage the estimation process and take responsibility for facilitating requests for estimates circa £25m p.a in support of bids, proposals, projects, internal estimation and requests for change within Product, Commercial and COO.
Directly reporting to the Portfolio Planning Manager, the Engagement Manager is expected to have the necessary credibility within the organisation to manage the COO Response team, comprising the Northern and Southern-based SMEs as appropriate.

The role
*Working with key stakeholders across COO, Commercial & Product teams to deliver outstanding customer satisfaction in relation to estimation services.
*Logging new estimation requests and facilitating the end to end estimation process within COO from a business request through to COO estimate approval
*Instigate the co-ordination of key contributors from across the business in order to facilitate the production of estimates.
*Organising and facilitating all Estimate meetings, including distribution of required collaterals etc to ensure meeting effectiveness.
*Ensuring the correct estimation tool is available for use and estimators have the available timesheet code available
*Ensure all estimates receive a robust challenge and appropriate management signoff before estimate are released to the requester for costing
*Managing against challenging SLA's to ensure stakeholder expectations are met.
*Ensuring the database of open and closed estimates is maintained to allow accurate analysis and comparisons to be made.
*Acting as the single point of contact within the Southern business for all estimates supporting bids, proposals, requests for change and all new work requests from Commercial and Products.
*Acting as a deputy for the Senior Engagement Manager when required

*Experience of facilitating estimations from request to approval
*Experience in an ITIL based service organisation
*Experience of working in a formal Project Management environment
*Substantial experience of stakeholder management up to and including Director level
*Ability to organise and facilitate key meetings and workshops as required
*High level of professionalism and diplomacy with proven communication skills (oral and written)
*A team player with good communications skills, who is flexible, pro-active, able to "multi-task" and work under pressure with minimal supervision
*Good organisational skills and high level of customer focus
*Good MS Office skills using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Visio
*Good organisational skills and high level of customer focus
*Competent user of Microsoft Office Project 2003
*Good MS Office skills using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Visio