Senior Bid Executive: Tier 1 Prof Services Company

England,Greater Manchester,Manchester
27 November 2018
26 December 2018
Sean Kerr
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity for a Senior Bid Executive to join a Top 100 International Professional Services Company with a large variety of different specialisms.

Client Details

The client is a Top 100 International Professional Services Company located in Manchester City Centre and is looking for a Senior Bid Executive to join the Bids team. The client is progressive in its approach, and it sees the value in having teams composed of staff with a diversity of different sector experience. The company is founded on the principle of staff-first, with a clear focus on continual professional development, career progression and providing support to ensure its employees achieve their goals. A multi-national industry leader, this client is looking for a candidate with experience in proposals.


* Support of the Bid Manager on larger tenders
* Supporting the Global Bid Manager with ongoing tenders undertaking activities such as identifying boiler plate material, chasing contributors, drawing diagrams in Powerpoint and maintaining the bid responsibility list in Excel.
* Proof reading documents for the Global Bid Manager prior to submission.
* Assisting the Global Bid Manager in managing client web portal communications.
* Project management of smaller proposals
* Under the Global Bid Manager's guidance, taking overall project management responsibility for smaller RFPs and RFI opportunities, including overseeing qualification, developing the project plan, writing and editing the document and ensuring that all necessary activities are completed on time.
* Taking editorial material provided by individual contributors (e.g. sales, knowledge experts) and editing/ re-writing it into a consistent and excellent proposal style ensuring consistency between the content contributed by different individuals (i.e. that the proposal has 'one voice' throughout).
* Managing the look and feel of the document, ensuring that it is professionally set out and formatted, in line with the customer's instructions and Collinson brand guidelines.
* Developing tailored graphics / illustrations for inclusion in proposal, liaising with internal/external marketing resources as appropriate.


* Some commercial experience in bids and proposals although consideration will be given to candidates who can demonstrate the necessary skill sets gained in other professions/areas.
* Degree educated - A background in English Language/ Literature/Journalism/ writing will be considered an advantage.
* Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills with a meticulous attention to detail and the ability to articulate complex ideas and terminology in plain English.
* Excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines whilst working on multiple projects.
* Understanding of strategic proposal management processes, including pre-proposal planning, strategy development and storyboarding.
* Ability to quickly establish credibility and rapport with sales and business staff, including senior management.

Job Offer

Competitive basic salary, plus a wealth of benefits, as well as excellent career opportunities in a Tier One Company in Manchester City Centre. On top of this, the successful candidate will benefit from the following:

* Working from home option up to two days per week
* A long term plan for professional development
* Career progression opportunities
* The opportunity to manage a team with autonomy
* A highly varied role that will keep you on your feet and engaged
* Flexible work hours
* Pension
* 25 days annual holiday, plus option to buy 3 days holiday
* Flexi-time
* Bonus plan
* Free membership to health plan
* Employee assistance programmes, counselling included

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