Bid Manager

England, Greater Manchester, Stockport
£40000 - £50000 per annum
17 Jan 2022
31 Jan 2022
JN -112021-4533831
Sarah Johnson
Department Head
Contract Type

Brand new Bid Manager position working on end to end bid management processes for a busy consultancy organisation

Client Details

Leading employer in marine consultancy with hybrid working and wellbeing at their heart. Offices based in Stockport, with large degree of hybrid working.


The Bid Manager will be involved in the end to end bid process from capture planning and early engagement through to the live bid process ending in customer debrief, lessons learned, presentation and negotiation.

They will be the bid lead for one of our divisions, working closely with technical specialists to fully understand clients' requirements; lead and manage the bid project from beginning to end; and develop and present our proposal in a tailored and structured way.

The chosen individual will be comfortable networking throughout the organisation, managing virtual teams to bid completion and be able to work well under pressure and to challenging deadlines. They will be confident in their decision making and have a calm and focused influence.

They will also have line management responsibility for a supporting two team members.

The Bid Manager will mainly be responsible for:

⦁ Manage the end-to-end bid process.

⦁ Manage virtual bid teams and inputs from key stakeholders, typically engaging technical leads, sales, commercial, and legal

⦁ Work with the Technical lead to develop a clear win strategy for each bid and ensure win themes are clear and compelling

⦁ Prepare and review the commercial aspects of the bid, ensuring all calculations are accurate and easy to decipher

⦁ Risk tracking and management throughout the bid process.

⦁ Contributing to the written proposal - both in terms of content and presentation.

⦁ Ensure timescales are achieved at each step of the bid process and taking the initiative in setting realistic deadlines.

⦁ Ensure on-time submission of compliant and commercially sound bids.

⦁ Co-ordinate and plan all client presentations required as part of the bid submission.

⦁ Drive continuous improvement, through post-bid reviews, both internally and with customers.

⦁ Provide knowledgeable support to a direct line of report.


The successful Bid Manager will need to demonstrate the following:

  • APMP qualified
  • Previous experience in end to end bid management ideally in a consultancy organisation
  • Leadership experience
  • To have excellent report writing ability, demonstrated by a track record of writing high quality technical reports for a range of clients in the private and public sector.
  • To be able to talk knowledgeably about a wide range of subjects within a relevant field, and to be viewed as an expert in your chosen field.
  • To be able to provide technical advice to clients and colleagues as required.
  • The role will be based in Stockport, but will allow a lot of remote working

Job Offer

Competitive salary + benefits