Senior Bid Manager - Actuarial Consultancy - London/Winchester

06 Nov 2020
04 Dec 2020
Giles Taylor
Job Discipline
Business Development
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
One of the leading actuarial consultancies is looking for an outstanding Senior Bid Manager to join their well-respected, successful and growing BD team in either London or Winchester. The role holder will help win business and retain and grow it by managing high profile and complex tenders.

Acting as a deputy to the Principal of New Business, you will represent the tender function across the firm, moving quickly between strategic perspectives and delivery focus and balancing the bigger picture with day-to-day activities and must also drive an improvement programme in work winning and ensure best bidding practice is ingrained and followed across the firm and beyond. The Senior Bid Manager will be tasked with day-to-day project management, coordination and governance, taking ownership of tenders and working within the firm's bid process to agreed defined timelines. You will manage each bid by ensuring the qualification process is robust and considers strategic as well as tactical aspects; developing win strategies, differentiators and themes; supporting content development through outlining, storyboarding, visualisation and writing phases; scheduling and contributing effectively to appropriate technical and commercial reviews; and managing the creative delivery of the tender documents and pitch materials. Coaching the pitch teams and the other members of the bid team to deliver a succinct, compelling and engaging proposition to prospects and existing clients will represent an important element of this challenging role. The successful applicant will also be responsible for analysing tender related data to identify trends and inform improvement.
The ideal candidate will be degree educated or equivalent, and must be an enthusiastic bidding professional, who thrives on the challenges of managing complex, high profile tenders in the professional services market and works collaboratively in the pursuit of winning. A confident innovator that will bring, and is willing to drive, new ideas, and support the firm's improvement programme, the Senior Bid Manager will offer a high level of strategic experience and possess the gravitas to work with very senior people across the business.

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