Bids Lead (Bid Manager)

£35000 - £40000 per annum
19 Nov 2018
17 Dec 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Global Property consultancy based in Central London.


As the Bid Lead you will:

  • Identifying and continually updating bid content and style to ensure that the business remains a market leader in bid submissions.
  • Lead the development of a proposal structure, setting timescales for tender responses, and ensuring internal deadlines are met.
  • Assist Principals within the firm to complete bids and project competitions at all levels - ensuring/creating correct materials are used (including CVs, project profiles, case- studies, PowerPoint slides, technical answers, graphics etc).
  • Liaise with all parts of the business to obtain the latest collateral and gain input into bid responses.
  • Translate complex technical & bespoke material from various sources into concise, easily understandable, organised, one-voice styled content.
  • Review and edit technical content for structure, completeness, compliance, and organisational consistency.
  • Maintain an up-to-date library of information for use in rapid tender responses.
  • Maintain the bid trackers with up to date information, updating the sales dashboard for monthly sales report.
  • Lead the weekly sales meetings, shaping the agenda, recording actions and chasing for follow ups.
  • Lead quarterly bid de-brief and content meetings with leadership.
  • Assist with the implementation of the CRM.
  • Propose new tactics using experience and expertise to ensure progressive improvements in win rates.
  • Management of multiple tender portals, registering expressions of interest, submitting tender/PQQ returns and posting/receiving queries.
  • Liaise with staff in all departments to collate technical information to use in pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQ), responses to invitations to tender (ITT) and business proposals.
  • Work with the wider Marketing team within the business strategy as required.
  • Ensure compliance with tender return instructions.
  • Assisting in other Marketing activities as required.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 5 years bid writing/coordinating experience.
  • Essential experience within the Construction sector, ideally the Architects/Engineers/Consultants (AEC) Sector.
  • Experience in bidding to national/local government and understand the strict PQQ/ITT/RFP/EOI's process.
  • Advanced Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Intermediate graphic design skills - proficiency in the use of desktop publishing software such as InDesign (Advanced), Illustrator, Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Ability to build professional and amenable relationships with colleagues from diverse business disciplines at all levels.
  • Impeccable writing, editing and proof reading skills.
  • Faultless organisation skills and ability to meet multiple deadlines.
  • A team player who is helpful and comfortable in being the focal point of contact for the Bid Team in UK who is also self-motivated and able to work using their initiative.
  • Competent and confident working under pressure and, at times, working to very short deadlines.
  • Recognises the need to work flexibly to meet bid deadlines.

Job Offer

Competitive salary up to £40k + benefits on offer to the successful Bids Lead in London.

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