Bid Manager

Ref No. BHN221172
Location Poole, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open

Introduction

Bid Manager

Poole, Dorset

Competitive Salary

Department: Bids

Reports to: Head of Bids

Important

*Proven experience within a complex engineering and projects led business

The Job

Bid Manager

Poole, Dorset

Competitive Salary

Department: Bids

Reports to: Head of Bids

Company;

Our client is a systems design and manufacturing company that specialises in the protection of electronic equipment in harsh environments. The company has a history that extends back over 100 years, and has an enviable pedigree in the supply of rugged technology across the world.

The company is based in Poole, Dorset, in a purpose-built facility that allows the company's full range of design disciplines and advanced manufacturing techniques to be carried out on one site. Although our client has in-depth expertise that can be applied in any number of specialist areas, the company is renowned for the development and manufacture of innovative, purpose built, rugged multi-function consoles, electronic cabinets, racks and enclosures, flat panel displays and Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) systems.

Key responsibilities;

  • The key element of the role is to support the Head of Bids in delivering annual orders by successful management of Bids and processing Purchase Orders.
  • Plan, lead, Organize and Control Customer RFQ requirements to accurately define all costs and risks involved whilst maximizing the Company's opportunity of securing the contract
  • The compilation of tender and bid documents in accordance with company procedures.
  • Responsible for generating detailed cost models for the tender or bid
  • Manage associated risk and opportunities
  • Undertake the preparation and execution of Bids within the agreed timescales and in accordance with company procedures
  • To liaise and negotiate, in collaboration with the Head of Bids and / or Managing Director and / or Business Development Managers, with customers and suppliers as necessary for the success of the tender or bid
  • Process Purchase Orders in accordance with company procedures, risks and objectives are clearly defined
  • Comply with all relevant internal policies and processes

General Responsibilities:

  • Duties include reading and interpreting Statement of Works, Procurement Specifications, engineering drawings and bill of materials. Generation of accurate labour and material estimates
  • Prepare estimates using business system databases, liaising directly with supply chain obtaining compliant supplier quotations.
  • Enquiry management, booking in and out enquiries/quotes
  • Liaison with internal stakeholders such as design, operations, manufacturing, quality and programme management functions for tender preparation
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in adherence with published KPI's and company values
  • To work outside regular office hours when necessary to ensure deadlines are met
  • Travel both within the UK and overseas, including travel/work outside normal office hours as necessary

Person specification / personal attributes:

  • Proven track record of in delivering complex bids & tenders.
  • Ability to lead a Bid Team working in a high-pressure environment to demanding deadlines
  • Ability to understand and articulate key market issues, complex product functionality and customer requirements
  • Excellent standard of written and verbal communication skills.
  • High-level of proficiency across the Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Have knowledge of Project
  • Good analytical skills, ability to plan, scope and generate complex proposals and bid packages.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Capability to establish credibility and rapport with key business stakeholders

Knowledge & Experience;

  • Proven experience within a complex engineering and projects led business.
  • Expertise in the delivery of demanding bids and proposals to strict timescales and standards.
  • Financial awareness (project finance and budgeting), commercial management (development and negotiation of proposals) and/or estimating experience
  • High-level of proposal writing skills.

Education;

  • NVQ Level 4, i.e., a relevant technical qualification or appropriate experience

 

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