Bid Manager

Salary: Competitive depending on experience

Location: Telford, Newark

Closing Date: 24 September 2021

Role: Sales and Marketing

Bid Manager

Digital Space is a leading UK converged managed service provider delivering excellence in Connectivity, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Cloud and Hosting, Security and IT Managed Service Solutions to its customers, through Service Operations based in Newark and Telford.

Our culture is customer-centric, serving loyal and trusted customers across our specialist verticals including Hospitality and Leisure, Retail, Government and Not-for-Profit, Manufacturing & Construction, Commercial and Financial and Professional Services. An example of our valued customers include Greene King, Burger King UK, St John Ambulance, Roxel and the Motor Fuel Group to name but a few.

Over 80% of our colleagues are in customer facing roles, and as valued members of the Digital Space team benefit from training and professional development, flexible working options, Medicash, quarterly company incentives and a variety of health and wellbeing services. As a company we are always seeking talented people, so if you're looking for a new challenge as part of a fast-paced industry in a business with exciting growth plans, then we'd like to hear from you!

Location: Home-Based (with some travel to office)

Role Purpose

The bid manager is responsible for assembling and managing the bid, the process and stakeholders, to prepare winning bids and maximise sales. 

Using the bid process, the bid manager will direct the bid ensuring complete team adherence to templates, tools and governance gates, having full responsibility for the resulting bid response, through to signature of the contract.

Key Areas

You will be an experienced bid manager, looking for your next challenge to step into a senior bid management role.

The role requires an individual who is organised, analytical, can work to tight deadlines and not shy to push their virtual team.

The successful candidate will ensure the internal bid process is followed and win planning forms a key part of the bid approach.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Qualify and approve new bid opportunities
  • Manage bids to ensure that high-quality, innovative, winning bids are submitted and delivered on time.
  • Provide strategic guidance on best practice
  • Drive regular progress meetings with other departments such as sales, solution architecture, commercial and legal ensuring the team adhere to bid timelines.
  • Work in conjunction with commercial managers to support on commercial solutions
  • Chair review meetings to enable the business to improve the quality and efficiency of future proposals
  • Ensure bids are put through the correct business process from opportunity identification through to handover to operations.
  • Understand the contractual position of our top 200 customers and ensure there are bid plans in place for all contract renewals.
  • Coordinate all necessary sales opportunities through the governance gateways.
  • Maintain the bid library and ensure the quality of bids executed by guiding and supporting the wider sales team.
  • Maintain the profile of Digital Space on tender frameworks and portals ensuring opportunities are communicated to the new business team.
  • Assume and perform other duties and responsibilities not specifically outlined above, but which are logically inherent to the position.

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