Bid Manager

Location: London
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000
Contract type: Permanent
Date posted:

This award winning Financial Services firm is recruiting for a bid focused Project Manager to join their Central London based team. The holder will be responsible for delivering the firm’s bid strategy including managing the bid pipeline, providing guidance on win strategy, producing documents and coaching presentation teams. This will involve working closely with the wider Business Development team and the partnership to ensure they maintain their high tender win rate and continue to build on their success.

The Responsibilities:

• Using project management techniques to ensure a well-planned, organised and controlled process, taking personal responsibility to drive the process forward
• Devising a clear win strategy for each bid (based on solid commercial awareness) and articulating it to the team in a convincing way
• Managing bid strategy meetings confidently, inspiring enthusiasm and support for the bid
• Provide hands-on management and support including the drafting, editing, formatting and production of bid documents and pitches through to completion
• Coaching and guiding on effective presentation techniques, both through ad hoc workshops and specific pitch rehearsal as part of the bid process, delivering feedback on performance
• Working with the sales team and the client programme to manage the bid pipeline, maximising the chances of success when the bid invitation arrives
• Continually develop the library of high quality baseline materials for use in proposals as standard text
• Review the bid activity on an ongoing basis to ensure best practice is benchmarked against competitor activity and bid feedback
• Define and promote best practice proposal processes across the business

The Candidate:

• Graduate with 5+ years bid management experience, preferably within B2B professional or financial services
• Significant in-depth experience of managing bids, ideally within a professional services environment
• Experience working within a broader marketing and BD team

Please note: Due to the specific sectors we work in, only candidates with valid work experience in a Law Firm, Accountancy Firm, Management Consultancy, Property/Construction Firm, Financial Services Firm or a high profile relevant Association or Agency will be considered. We regret that our clients will not accept applications outside of these areas.

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