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Business Development Manager


Job Description:

Bid Production Manager

£56k plus bonus



Due to continued growth a large not for profit organisation are recruiting an experienced Bid Production Manager to join the highly successful Business Development team. You will lead the production of high-quality, tenders to win new business and retain existing business across key markets (Employment Services, Justice, Youth Service, Education, Healthcare and Business Support).

This is a hands-on role that requires high-quality writing skills and experience developing winning solutions through constructive challenge and feedback.

The post holder will work with public and private markets including: DWP, ESFA, BEIS, MOJ, DIT, ESF/ERDF, Apprenticeships Local/Combined Authorities, and/or private sector organisations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage/lead the production of high-quality, winning bid responses and submissions, ensuring these consistently score the highest available quality marks
  • Support other members of the team to consistently deliver high scoring responses
  • Support the Head of Bid Production to develop and improve our in-house writing capability, e.g. by providing constructive challenge and feedback to other writers
  • Lead on storyboarding and drafting responses to ensure win themes are reflected in bid responses, maximising potential to secure the contract.
  • Development and drafting of bid submissions or propositions in line with the requirements of the specification and scoring criteria
  • Provide management/oversight into the completion of bids through their various stages in accordance with governance processes and good practice.
  • Lead and support selected bidding and business development opportunities, undertaking the research and completion of EOI, PQQ, ITT and proposals.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day coordination and management of project writers / submissions to ensure winning submissions
  • Create a win strategy for each bidding opportunity, ensuring that agreed key messages / win themes are present in the bid response document.

About you:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ managing/leading winning tender submissions.
  • Excellent bid writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability to review/provide constructive feedback to maximise bid scoring
  • Willing and able to work flexible, non-standard hours, under pressure, to meet tight deadlines.

Skills required:

  • Demonstrable track record of leading/managing winning multi-million pound competitive tenders in the public sector
  • Solid understanding of how a high-scoring bid response needs to look like
  • Excellent bid writing and verbal communication skills
  • Track record of tendering success as a bid writer/bid manager or equivalent role
  • Proven skills in producing content within a complex business environment.
  • Evidence of analytical skills and paying attention to detail, producing appropriate, accurate, high quality written work.
  • Familiarity with tendering portals, understanding of public sector procurement practices and demonstrable experience of managing, preparing, and writing successful bids for contracts.

Please send your CV to [email protected] today


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