Bid Manager

Bid Manager

Job Title: Bid Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: WFH (Head Office - Lincoln)
Salary: To £60,000
Reference: 1346
Contact Name: Jack Shaughnessy
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 27, 2022 12:21

Job Description

If you have experience as a bid manager/tender manager/proposal manager or Head of Bids: please read on. Our client, a leading supplier of data analytics to the security and defence sector is looking for a Senior Bid Manager to join their remote Bid Team. This position leads a team of 3-4 bid writers and is responsible for overseeing the national pipeline, weekly tracking and reporting on pipeline activity, and serving as a key liaison with sales leadership. This position calls for a passionate, collaborative professional with a positive outlook, excellent communication, writing, editing, and project management skills.

What are they offering?

  • Salary to £60K + Pension
  • 30 days holiday (+ Bank Holidays) + 5 days training allowance
  • 37.5 hour week
  • Private Health Care (preexisting & family)
  • Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Great career prospects
  • Supportive and experienced senior team who are investing in the bid function

What are they asking for?

You will be a proven bid manager /tender manager/proposal manager or Head of Bids

It’s a given you are an experienced bid professional. You might already be a team leader looking for a bigger opportunity or potentially a senior bid writer or bid manager looking for that step up.

You will be a natural multitasker whilst creating high-end results + demonstrate in interview the experience (or the potential) to manage a small team of creative bid writers and designers. You will be proud of your stable career history along with your excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to articulate complex concepts simply and effectively. Detail-oriented is a must along with strong organizational skills and effective time management and of course the obligatory proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

This is a remote role but the ability to attend Head Office in Lincoln twice monthly is required. You will also need to pass the UK National security clearance to level Secret (SC). Defence background preferred but this is not a dealbreaker – more importantly you will be able to demonstrate the ability to cope with a steep learning curve.


  • Manage a team of bid managers; assign projects, provide oversight and quality control for all deliverables, and manage skill development of all team members
  • Strategically manage the active pipeline and delegate new business pursuits effectively to
  • Partner with team and leadership to ensure career planning and career growth opportunities exist to enable team member specific growth plans
  • 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
  • Oversee entire proposal and presentation development process ensuring that every member of the pursuit team, including sales leads, operational subject matter experts, pricing, solution team members, and graphic designers know what is expected and when tasks are due
  • Develop strategic messaging, win themes, strategies and creative design approaches
  • Identify all graphic design needs and engage appropriate design resources
  • 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

Key Search Terms: Construction Bid Manager Head of Bid Proposals Manager Head of Proposals

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


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