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Bid Manager

Warrington, Cheshire
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

GovData are looking for an experienced and ambitious Recruitment and HR Bid Manager to join their expert team.

Recruitment and HR Bid ManagerWarrington, WA1Full Time, Permanent£45k OTE plus share options09:00 - 17:30, Monday - Friday

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

GovData are the leading experts in the business of Government and the public sector. We support ambitious SMEs growth strategies, by supporting them to identify and win public sector business opportunities.We are seeking expert Bid and Proposals Managers to manage tender submissions in partnership with our clients. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and networking skills at senior levels and at least 2 years' experience in a bid and proposals related role.

About the role:

Working within the delivery team, the Bids & Proposals Manager will be responsible for managing the delivery of bid submissions in response to customer engagements necessitating the successful listing of a client onto Public Sector Frameworks as well as specific open tender responses.

In addition as part of the proposals responsibilities the individual will be responsible for supporting Sales activities through the drafting of Proposal narratives using data gathered by the Delivery Research Team.

The Recruitment and HR Bid Manager will assemble a bid team with the relevant service / product / business knowledge required to prepare a winning bid, whilst taking ownership of the end-to-end bid process. Responsibilities include introduction and implementation of all necessary bid procedures, governance, and process.

This is a highly networked role that requires an ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines. It will require strong people management and commercial skills.Key activities will include:

  • Interface between Sales, Delivery and Client including stakeholder management and communications between them.
  • Working with the Research & Delivery team to identify and match relevant public sector opportunities to clients
  • Delivery of successful tender submissions in partnership with key clients
  • Maintaining regular communication with clients
  • Contacting relevant public sector purchasing organisations to gather opportunity details
  • Supporting the Research & Delivery Manager to gather, analyse, interpret and report on data on UK and International procurement bodies and opportunities, supporting the new product development process
  • Support the Research & Delivery Manager in the collection and analysis of public sector strategies and spending plans, to support the development of GovData strategy, marketing and client's public sector business strategies
  • Supporting the Sales function to deliver successful bids and proposals

As a Recruitment and HR Bid Manager key responsibilities will include:

  • Influencing the bid qualification (bid go / no go) process for new opportunities
  • Managing virtual bid teams and inputs from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, marketing, product teams, finance, commercial, legal and delivery
  • Preparing and reviewing the commercial aspects of the bid, ensuring all services are included in the final price to the customer
  • Risk tracking and management throughout the bid process
  • Contributing to the written proposal - both in terms of content and presentation
  • Managing the bid budget
  • Ensuring timely delivery of compliant and commercially sound bids
  • Understanding and resolve complex technical, strategic and business issues
  • Arranging all post bid reviews with customers, post contract award

Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Experience of Public Sector contacts and Tender submission requirements
  • Experience with public sector procurement & related information sources
  • Previous experience in a procurement-based role
  • 2 years bids experience
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Professional and confident telephone manner and excellent email communication skills
  • Customer handling skills
  • Ability to present data in bid submissions clearly and concisely
  • Time management, prioritisation and organisation skills
  • Teamworking skills
  • APMP Practitioner or Professional level / Prince 2 Qualified

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click "apply" today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Other suitable skills and experience includes Bid Writer, Copywriter, Copywriting, Sales, Project Management, Sales Manager, Writer, Bid, Recruitment, HR, Human Resources

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  • Job Reference: 706201199-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Govdata ltd
    Govdata ltd
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Salary: ¬£45,000
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent