Bid Manager

Bid Manager

Job Description

Job ID: 32594
Job Function: Bid Manager
Job Term: Permanent
Job Region: UK & Europe
Posted Date: 27 Jun 2024

Job Overview

This role will operate at an operational and strategic level, playing an important part in driving the growth of our business. The main purpose of the role is to lead bid management activity through a ‘hands-on’, end-to-end approach which will include writing. The business typically pursues opportunities in the range of £1m to £100m covering logistics, data management, inventory management, procurement, and supply chain management across sectors including automotive, beverage, defence, health, rail, and utilities.  The bid manager is responsible for the production of high-quality bid submissions that are fully compliant with the customer’s requirements, and compellingly communicate why they should choose us. We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised, and experienced bid manager/writer to join our business winning team. You will need to be comfortable delivering every aspect of the end-to-end bid process.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify and track potential opportunities, and communicate to wider team
  • Work with business development team to ensure proposals are aligned with the win strategy for the opportunity
  • Manage all stages of the bidding process, responding to Request for Information (RFI), Expression of Interest (EOI), Pre- Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ), and Invitations to Tender (ITT)
  • Use our bid management process and associated tools to manage opportunities. Manage the process through all stages to completion, providing structure and adhering to deadlines
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects, to develop our process
  • Build relationships with subject matter experts, so their contributions are delivered on time and in line with what’s needed. Write responses using the information they provide
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Maintain the bid content library, updating with new material as it is written
  • Ensure reviews are completed on time
  • Liaise with the commercial team throughout the bid process, so pricing is completed on time and in line with the requirements
  • Use bid management skills to create high quality and compelling submissions

Qualifications and Skills

  • Previous experience of successfully managing the bid process and delivering large scale, multi-million-pound bids and tenders
  • Excellent writing skills to convert subject matter experts’ input to a clear, compelling proposition
  • Project management skills: APM/APMP certification, or appropriate experience
  • Strong relationship/influencing skills, and the ability to motivate teams essential
  • Strong communicator, influencer, and innovator. Must be able to liaise at all levels
  • Excellent writing, IT, and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail is essential
  • Strategic and innovative thinking
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • At least five years’ experience in a similar role
  • APMP accreditation preferred
  • Leadership/developing self and others
  • Customer focus
  • Decision making/exercising judgement
  • Planning, organisation, and self-starter
  • Influencing/communication
  • Commercial awareness
  • Pace and ambition
  • Adaptability/innovation


In return for your hard work, we offer excellent career progression opportunities and a professional environment where you can acquire, use, and continue developing your skills.


Your package will include:


  • Competitive Salary and pension scheme with life assurance
  • 25 Days Holiday (plus 8 statutory Bank Holidays)
  • Holiday buy-back scheme (5 additional days available)
  • Employee Assistance Programme supporting wellness with immediate access to:
    1. GP consultation and second opinions
    2. Mental health support
    3. Financial and Legal support
    4. Wellbeing and healthy living support
  • Employee referral scheme with financial reward
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Professional Membership and Study Sponsorship
  • Pass scheme (£100 to undertake training of your choice)


At TVS SCS we encourage and support our employees to realise their potential. They are empowered to take initiative and achieve high impact results that really make a difference to our business and our customers.


If you require any adjustments to allow you take a full and active part in the selection process, please notify us as part of your application. Please note TVS Supply Chain Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

TVS have signed the Armed Forces covenant and are a forces friendly employer.

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