As part of our continued growth, we have a requirement for a Junior Bid Manager based at our newly opened Glasgow City Centre Office (when re-opened, until such time home working will be required). As a Junior Bid Manager, you'll see every bid as an opportunity to establish successful and long-lasting relationships with prospective clients, and play a pivotal role in shaping bid strategies, crafting content and managing the overall end-to-end bid management processes to achieve this.
You will be able operate at both ends of the bid development spectrum, from leading large, multi-stakeholder and distributed teams through to rapid response writing to meet ad hoc proposal requirements. Comfortable and confident, with a flair for internal and external stakeholder engagement and successfully crafting winning bid content, you'll excel in understanding prospective client requirements and confidently articulate solutions that are geared towards adding maximum value, to achieve successful results.
Junior Bid Manager | Enterprise Business Management Software (eProcurement and Inventory Management)
Glasgow | £25,000 – £30,000 + Flexible Home-Working + Career Progression
100% Remote moving to 1-2 days per week
Who we are:
After more than 25 years of successful operation, we have focused decades of know-how on pioneering flexible proprietary technology with one aim: to help our clients simplify, optimise and energise their Supply Chain. We run and maintain the Scottish Government’s supply chain software service which automates the processing of purchase orders through to the payment of invoices covering £6bn+ per annum of Scottish Government spend. We also provides eProcurement, eInventory, eHealth and eFunding solutions for clients around the world.
What You'll be Doing:
+ Be responsible for developing bids to a consistently high standard, meeting key milestone deadlines
+ Play an active role in developing the bid win strategy and value proposition, ensuring that proposals are aligned to prospective client requirements
+ Rapidly interpret prospect requirements and communicate these with the relevant internal team members to support effective estimation and proposal development
+ Develop engaging written content that enriches the quality of the proposition
+ Work closely with technical and delivery teams, be able to communicate their propositions in a client-centric manner
+ Work closely with the business development and production teams to fully understand prospective client requirements
+ Work collaboratively with external parties to coordinate bid responses
+ Coordinate all bid supporting documentation and pricing elements
+ Liaise as required with prospective clients, throughout the bid lifecycle
+ Use Pipedrive to gather information, track updates and report on progress
+ Contribute to the ongoing development of the bid content library and supporting documentation
+ Achieve utilisation targets
+ Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives
+ Prioritize daily activities to accomplish assignments
+ A minimum of 2 years’ work experience in bid writing and bid proposal management, within a software development environment. (OR)
+ A degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline is desirable, but if you don’t have this then the level of your experience will be taken in account.
+ Interpersonal / communication skills: excellent communication and active listening skills, with the ability to express yourself clearly and articulately both orally and in writing. Able to build strong and effective, collaborative working relationships with colleagues and prospective clients.
+ Self-starter: motivated, driven and comfortable working autonomously.
+ Analytical problem-solver: able to identify information required and leverage available resources to solve problems creatively and provide effective solutions.
+ Results-orientated: able to focus on the desired result of your own and departmental output, and direct effort towards achieving goals to set targets.
+ Innovative: open to different and new ways of doing things, developing and supporting the introduction of new and improved methods, processes, technologies and ways of working.
+ Decisive: able to integrate logic, intuition and judgement to make sound decisions based on input from others, relevant data and feedback.
+ Organised: able to prioritise workload and tasks effectively to ensure that deadlines are met.
+ Flexible: willing and able to respond to changing circumstances and expectations readily.
+ Tenacious: driven to complete tasks to a high standard whilst meeting required deadlines.
+ Resilient: able to remain focused, composed and optimistic in difficult situations and bounce back from challenging situations.
+ Attention to detail: thorough and meticulous in accomplishing tasks through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small.
+ Competitive Salary
+ Opportunity for career progression
+ Contributory pension scheme
+ Flexible working with home-based working
Your Background / Previous Roles May Include:
University Graduate, Graduate / Junior Bid Writer, Junior Project Manager, Project Support, ERP.
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