Bid Manager (Maternity Cover)

08 Aug 2019
07 Sep 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Role Overview

We're looking for for an experienced Bid Manager to join our Facilities Management, Defence and Justice (FMDJ) bidding and sales team at Amey as cover for 12 months maternity leave. Reporting into the Head of Bidding, you will be responsible for end to end successful bid delivery - including developing win strategies, project management of bid programmes, managing development of operational and commercial solutions, management of networked bid teams including writers and technical experts and ensuring adherence to governance processes - as well as supporting the development of the bid team and best practice processes. This critical role will involve working directly with clients and with colleagues across the Amey business.

Key Insights

Bids will cover a range of capabilities including infrastructure and asset management, facilities management and complex support services. You may be managing an Amey-led solution or working with strategic partners to deliver the bid as a joint venture or consortium. Bids will vary in duration, size and complexity: from a few weeks for a Framework Bid, through to multi-stage 18 month long Negotiated processes, with contract values anything from £5mpa through to £150mpa. Depending on complexity, you may be leading the bid from end to end, or working as part of a larger bid management team. You will work with business development colleagues to support Soft Market Tests and early client engagement, and manage a range of bids from EOI/PQQ through to final submission, including negotiated/dialogue processes, as well as closedown and handover to the mobilisation/delivery team.

Typical Day

  • Attending customer / bid events or site visits
  • Preparing approval papers and bid progress updates.
  • Preparing the bid programme and schedule of deliverables including setting key meeting dates.
  • Identifying and tasking bid team members and bid reviewers.
  • Holding kick-off and progress meetings either in person or by conference call with bid team members.
  • Tracking bid progress against programme.
  • Managing cost and quality reviews.
  • Storyboarding a response, or reviewing drafts.
  • Looking for and crafting good evidence and case studies.
  • Uploading documents and managing the clarifications process.
  • Managing the handover of your winning bid to the delivery team.
  • Carrying out a bid wash-up so lessons learnt can be brought forward to the next bid.

What are we looking for?

It is essential that the successful candidate has previous experience in bid management, and experience within the sales function of a Facilities Management and/or Defence environment. Further requirements include:

  • Experience of the bid process in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong project management and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of public sector bid requirements.
  • Experience of keeping track of multiple, time-phased activities, with excellent time management and prioritisation.
  • Understanding of commercial requirements including cost planning, estimating and balancing risk with reward.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Able to embrace change and drive continual improvement.
  • Able to leverage business unit strengths through networking.
  • Team player, keen to help others to achieve.
  • There is a requirement to travel with this role. Regular travel to our Oxford and Birmingham offices is essential, as well as ad hoc travel to additional locations as required in order to perform the role.

    About Amey

    We're committed to creating better places for everyone. We take pride in making a difference, but also in being the difference: for the communities we serve, whatever the challenge, whatever the weather. By designing and consulting, building and maintaining, managing and investing in our country's services and infrastructures we create better places to live, work and travel.

    As one of us, you can really be you because your individuality is an asset. You're surrounded by a team of people who want you to grow and embrace new challenges. People who care about your job satisfaction as well as your well being. There'll be experiences as original as you are, in a career that can feel like many rolled into one. You'll be stretched but always supported. To bring out the better in you. To shine as a better team player or self starter. To help you commit to better each day, delivering whatever steps it takes, great or small, to create better places for everyone.

    We believe that we are what we do.

    It's more than just wanting to do better.

    At Amey we're proud to be the better

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