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Bid Manager

  • Job reference: FG-004213
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Location: London

We are looking for a Bid Manager for our London and South East region, based in our London office. This role will support the London and South East business in co-ordinating and leading our bid submissions as well as provide some marketing communications support to the marketing team.  The Bid Manager will report to the Head of Marketing in London & South East region. This is an excellent development opportunity for a candidate experienced in bidding looking for more responsibility in leading submissions and managing all elements of the bidding process as well as gaining experience in a modern marketing role. This is an opportunity for the Bid Manager to make the role their own. Strong communication and project management/organisational skills are essential as is the ability to work autonomously at times and manage your own workload.

 

As part of a FTSE 250 company (WS Atkins plc) with over 18,000 staff worldwide, there is endless opportunity to learn and develop your career. We are regularly in the Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work for and Top 50 Employers for Women.

Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare bid documentation such as pre-qualification and tender documents, presentation material and collate technical input where required
  • Lead and manage strategically significant bids, managing the bid team across the region and potentially outside of region
  • Manage all elements of the bidding process from collecting and maintaining up-to-date experience, client references and testimonials to co-ordinating win/launch sessions, producing best practice responses and maintaining oversight of all bid related activity – opportunity here to make it their own and take ownership of this process and the outcomes
  • Management of bid data in CRM, including tracking and reporting on wins and losses
  • Support and identify the creation of new bid materials, in particular bid style, template and visuals
  • Opportunity to become involved in client feedback process
  • Respond to ad-hoc marketing queries and requests for information
  • Assist with writing news and internal publication articles
  • Internal communications activity as required, including input to quarterly newsletter and notice boards


Requirements:

  • Degree qualified (Marketing Discipline preferred) or relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrable bid co-ordination experience
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work to, and meet, tight deadlines
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to influence and negotiate with people at all levels
  • Excellent collaborative and team working skills
  • Understanding and interest in marketing communications and social media
  • Previous experience within a professional services environment is desirable
  • Strong computer literacy, including: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook packages and ideally indesign but training will be provided if not
  • Knowledge of CRM is desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of the construction industry would be desirable, but is not essential

Reward and Benefits:  

 

Faithful+Gould offer competitive packages in line with the current market. A number of non-contractual benefits are also available which are intended to provide support to extra-curricular activities or domestic needs. The overall package will include a range of benefits and the flexibility surrounding what is available will be discussed at interview.

Faithful+Gould offer a comprehensive reward package including:

      • 25 days annual leave per annum plus 8 days paid bank holidays per annum (pro-rata for part time staff or for part years worked)
      • Employees in service at 1st April each year can buy up to 15 days or sell up to 5 days holiday
      • Attractive pension scheme.
      • Discounted BUPA Healthcare
      • Employee Well Being Programme (EWP)
      • Share incentive plan
      • Life assurance scheme
      • Professional membership fees paid
      • Income Protection
      • Personal accident cover
      • Discretionary bonus scheme
      • Give as you earn scheme
      • Health Club Membership & Leisure Discounts
      • Childcare vouchers
      • IT related discounts
      • Mobile phone discounts

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