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Senior Bid Manager

Senior Bid Manager

Job title: Senior Bid Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Location: England, EC1
Salary: Up to £72,000 per year
Reference: 2118
Contact name: Alan Corcoran
Contact email:
Published: about 1 month ago

Job description

Remote role- although working from regional offices optional

Our client is  motivated national provider of Security Management. Due to growth and a multitude of sales opportunities their Bid Team are seeking an experienced bid manager or writer to join a small, dynamic team, to manage and co-ordinate all aspects of the bid process ensuring that high quality, competitive proposals are delivered.

You do not need industry knowledge (however knowledge of the outsourced or service sector would be advantageous) - more important is the ability to manage the bid process and write engaging. This is a company that are heavily investing in the growing bids and tenders function and are developing a team that are delivering state of the art bid solutions in a fun and motivated environment.

Great package includes?

  • Salary up to £72K

  • An opportunity to be master of your destiny- with input on bid strategy and development

  • Major player with demonstrable client base to leverage opportunities from

  • A true meritocracy where you have the autonomy to manage your own workload

  • joining an existing bid team - reporting into supportive Commercial Director.


The ideal candidate

You will already have experience in tender structure and organisation and will enjoy working alongside a friendly and supportive team of professionals. You will will gain satisfaction from writing in a clear, creative and articulate manner and will promote co-operation within the team. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and accurate in your approach to work, with a real focus on attention to detail.

You will have previous experience of managing tenders from cradle to the deal along with strong communication skills- this role could involve client meetings and site visits.

Any Adobe knowledge will be advantageous but more important is the ability to write creative and compelling content and the drive to help develop the company’s bid function. In interview you will demonstrate sound commercial analytical skills and any demonstrated cost modelling experience would be advantageous. Candidate needs to live a commutable distance from London to commute once a week.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the clarity, compliance, and integrity of all proposal documents; this role serves as a key liaison coordinating all internal work streams to finalise proposal responses including tracking and reviewing all proposal content with cross-functional business teams

  • Develop strategic messaging, win themes, strategies and creative design approaches

  • Attend in-person prep sessions as needed/requested by sales leads and pursuit teams

  • Introduce process improvements and best practices related to business development and bid management; champion efforts to ensure all deliverables are aligned with the firm’s brand


Palmer McCarthy is a specialist recruiter to the Security, Facilities and Property Management sectors and acts as an agency on behalf of their client re this vacancy. 

If you have previously spoken to one of the Palmer McCarthy team, please feel free to contact Alan Corcoran directly rather than applying again.