Senior Bid Manager

Senior Bid Manager

Job Title: Senior Bid Manager
Location: National/Working From Home
Salary: £60,000
Reference: 8837b
Contact Name: Jack Shaughnessy
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 06, 2022 14:07

Job Description

Home-based role (Optional Swindon Office)


Our client, a lead Security Guarding company, is looking for an experienced/senior Bid Manager to join their busy team to help manage and coordinate all aspects of the bid process ensuring that high-quality, competitive proposals are delivered.

The successful candidate joining the bid team will be responsible for supporting strategy and process and managing bids from opportunity through to submission and review.


What are they offering?

  • Salary up to £60K + Benefits
  • Work from Home/Office Options & great career prospects
  • Supportive and experienced senior team
  • An opportunity to be master of your destiny - with input on bid strategy and development


What are they asking for?

It’s a given you are an experienced bid professional. You will contribute by bringing tender structure and organisation and will enjoy working alongside a friendly and supportive team of professionals. You will enjoy writing in a clear, creative, and articulate manner and will promote cooperation within the team.

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

The successful candidate will be self-motivated and accurate in their approach to work, paying great attention to detail. 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 organisational skills and effective time management and of course the obligatory proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (and exposure to Adobe Suite).

Any experience in Government and local authority bids or exposure to the FM and Security sectors would be advantageous.



  • Ensure the effective delivery of all bids
  • Attend key customer meetings and industry events
  • Preparing and reviewing all commercial aspects of the bids
  • Form relationships with customers to develop a clear understanding of their requirements
  • Oversee and lead the preparation, coordination, and delivery of presentations to customers as required, to successfully secure orders
  • Pre-bid research + capture planning + manage production of pre-qualification documentation.
  • Ensure consistency of approach across multi-function team
  • Matrix Management of internal resources
  • Project manage the day-to-day bid effort, including governance, solution development, and bid production, ensuring adherence to customer schedule and target costs.
  • Manage bid approvals in line with Group's corporate governance policies
  • Challenge the status-quo on our bid approaches to consistently deliver better savings and efficiencies than our competitors.
  • Run debriefs following to discuss learning points and implement agreed actions.


Key Search Terms: Bid Manager, Head of Bid, Proposals Manager, Head of Proposals
Palmer McCarthy is a specialist recruiter to the Security, Facilities, Property Management, and Logistics sectors and acts as an agency on behalf of their client re this vacancy.