Assistant Bid Manager - UK

Date Posted: Thursday 09 June 2022

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Role: Assistant Bid Manager

Location: Templecombe, Somerset

Primary Purpose of the Role:

The purpose of this job is to deliver proposal management and/or coordination for larger bids (B2 / Critical), and full bid management for smaller bids (B0). The role includes the provision of proposal authoring support, to contribute to the development of compelling prose. It will also support wider bid management initiatives led by the Head of Bid Management. The role is required to bring structure and clarity to bid management activities, and either leadership or support of governance activities, depending on the scale/complexity of the bid. The level of leadership expected will grow as the individual builds experience.



  • Strong, professional bid management skills.
  • The ability to directly successfully manage a bid team and to drive solutions to successful conclusion.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong, organisational, managerial and team working skills.
  • Commercial, financial and business acumen.
  • A positive attitude combined with excellent interpersonal and motivational skills.
  • An ability to successfully manage change.
  • The ability to adapt personal style of management and communication to achieve the desired results from interactions with team members and stakeholders.
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure.
  • Proposal writing skills.


Experience: Essential:

  • A proven track record of delivering successful bids in contexts relevant to our sector
  • Working in a complex, multidisciplinary, multi-site organisation.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to drive bid teams to construct solutions that meet the markets need both commercially and technically
  • Full business lifecycle management, including capture, qualification and developing capture plans and winning strategies
  • Comprehensive understanding of generic processes and techniques used to schedule bid management activities.
  • Comprehensive experience and knowledge of the bid life cycle and process
  • Experience of working across boundaries, including knowledge of commercial management, finance functions.
  • Has as a minimum a working knowledge of industry standard approaches to bid management


Experience: Desirable:

  • AWARD based procurements (either as bidder or assessor)
  • Client and stakeholder management
  • Project Management
  • Change Control
  • Risk Management
  • Information Management



Qualifications: Desirable:

  • Shipley (or equivalent) trained
  • Project management qualification/training