Bid Director

England,West Midlands,Birmingham
£75000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
31 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Jessica Preece
Job Discipline
Marketing (General)
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Bid Director, Bid manager

Your new company

An international facilities managements organisation. This organisation has been around for 100 years and they are still growing and carving the way in the industry. You can ensure they are a commercial business with a focus on FMDJ.

Your new role

* Lead the bid process for individual strategic bids.
* Contribute to management and development of a team of bidding professionals to provide effective support to the wide range of bidding activity in FMDJ
* Set up, improve and promote bidding systems and processes to include the Bid Management System, knowledge management, training packages.
* Provide strategic level direction to engage key contributors and facilitate the involvement of all critical stakeholders to the bid process such as Business Directors.
* Own and develop the bid winning strategy with the relevant Business Director and/or wider business stakeholders, including strategic partners.
* Plan, manage and identify resource requirements for bids including support functions and those allocated to deliver the operational/technical solution.
* Manage a realistic and up-to-date bid programme ensuring that all activities are progressed in line with the programme.
* Lead the development of high quality written and costed bid deliverables in line with the agreed bid strategy to include directing the review process.
* Facilitate the development of the operational solution together with the commercial and pricing strategy to ensure and maintain continual improvement and competitive advantage.
* Set up, manage and control communication and document protocols for individual bids, taking the lead in managing relationships including internal and external team members, stakeholders and sponsors.
* Maintain client liaison ensuring effective dialogue and prompt response to clarifications.
* Direct the preparation of papers for internal approval in line with governance.
* Prepare and manage the bid budget.
* Verify that the commercial offering is in line with the technical solution.
* Drive the risk and opportunities process.
* Ensure lessons learnt and best practice reviews are conducted to drive continual improvement, develop bidding strategies and promote innovation in the bid management community.
* Oversee the upkeep of bidding tools such as the bid pipeline database, bid management system, knowledge and bid platforms and contribute to bid reports as required.

What you'll need to succeed

* Flexible, agile, accountable, courageous, a leader, strategic thinker, hands-on, committed to good things, adaptable, has presence, wins respect and has a sense of fun.

* Experience of the bid process in a fast paced environment, able to work across different sectors.
* Experience of leading and winning high value, complex bids.
* Knowledge and understanding of public (and private) sector bid requirements.
* Experience of keeping track of multiple, complex, time-phased activities.
* Understanding of commercial requirements including cost planning, estimating and balancing risk with reward.
* Strong project management and application of processes and knowledge to achieve objectives.
* Able to facilitate meetings/workshops to develop winning solutions.
* Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills at all levels.
* Excellent verbal and written communication.
* Able to build high performing teams.
* Creative, with an enquiring mind.
* Able to embrace change and drive continual improvement.
* Desire to see job through from start to finish.

What you'll get in return

This organisation is one of the most diverse within their sector. You can grow in a specific sector or broaden your horizons by applying your skills to a new sector. You may be surprised where your career can take you. The organisation promotes a healthy work life balance and offer a very generous salary and package.

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