Bid Manager

Recruiter
BAE Systems.
Location
Guildford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Sep 2019
Closes
01 Oct 2019
Ref
73168
Sector
Consultancy
Job Type
Permanent
Role summary

The role of Bid Manager reports to the Head of Finance - Business Development, with a global remit focusing on building excellent relationships and influencing the key decisions that improve business performance from Orders received. You will be commercially astute with the ability to assess and quantify real risk associated with bids. You will be at the forefront of discussions with varied stakeholders, challenging the status quo and influential in strategy formulation / implementation. You will be comfortable with bringing a level of gravitas to dealing with ambiguity, focussed on business outcomes whilst consistently delivering on business obligations. Adapting to cultural and relational considerations, you will lead development and maintenance of good, trusted stakeholder relationships.

This role will play a critical role in achieving ambitious growth targets in our Financials Services business unit by ensuring that we deliver winning bids in a timely and cost-effectively manner.

What you'll be doing

The Bid Manager is typically responsible for managing an opportunity from qualification through to contract award. Responsibilities include ensuring all necessary bid procedures, governance, and processes are followed. Other responsibilities include bid writing, bid finances and pricing, proof-reading, assisting Pre-Sales and Sales teams with the coordination of bid responses, handling customer procurement e-portals and generating and maintaining collateral bid data. This is a highly networked role that requires an ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines with varied stakeholders. It will require strong people management and commercial skills.

What we're looking for

  • Effective bid management skills, and experienced in delivering bids in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • The ability to understand and interpret customers' requirements and construct well-reasoned and persuasive responses
  • Understanding of how to manage technical, delivery, commercial and financial work streams to produce a winnable bid
  • Experience in delivering complex proposals in challenging timescales across different public and private sectors
  • Microsoft Office toolset - particularly with Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Knowledge of or experience in the financial crime and/or cyber security domain is desirable
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.

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