Senior Bid Manager, Leeds

Last update 2024-04-21
Expires 2024-05-21
ID #2085835092
Senior Bid Manager, Leeds
United Kingdom, West Yorkshire, Leeds,
Modified March 24, 2024


About Us

We’re an award-winning innovative tech consultancy - a team of creative problem solvers. Since 1993 we’ve been finding better, more sustainable ways to solve complex technology problems for some of the world’s leading organisations and delivered solutions that millions of people use every day.

In the last 30 years we won several awards, including a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for our Enterprise Agile delivery approach.

Operating from 26 locations across the world, we bring together teams of creative experts with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who enjoy working and learning in our collaborative and open culture and are committed to world-class delivery.

We want to continue to grow our team with people just like you!

About the Role

This is a senior role within the bid team, managing and writing our larger, more complex and/or more strategic bids for a wide range of key clients.
You will:
Project-manage bid responses, supporting a wide variety of subject matter experts and contributors to create their best work
Author clear, compelling, compliant responses that help us secure new logos, target clients and key accounts
Support colleagues across the business to upskill on managing and contributing to bids, to build our capability
Support your colleagues in the bid team with reviews and occasional escalations

We’re looking for an experienced bid and proposal writer/manager to join our Bid Team. This is a hands-on role, with end-to-end responsibility for managing bid progress and for shaping and writing responses.

You’ll work with teams of subject matter experts to deliver compelling bids, proposals and presentations that show clients exactly how BJSS can go the extra mile for them.

As the lynchpin of each bid, you’ll be a key influence on how we tell the story, our approach to requirements, and the content and flow of our response.

You’ll join a close-knit team of bid managers, bid coordinators and reviewers who work together to achieve excellent results for every bid. If you’re up against a deadline, need advice on how to tackle a response or want some help with the administrative aspects of the submission, we’ll make sure you’ve always got the support you need.

The whole team also works with the wider business to improve our approach to bid and proposal creation.

As a Senior Bid Manager, your responsibilities will include taking a leading role in this continual improvement, fielding queries from colleagues inside and outside the bid team and modelling ‘what good looks like’.

About You

Ideally, you’ll bring us:
Recent experience in a hybrid bid management/writing role, managing and writing content for formal bid and proposal submissions in the public and/or private sector (this is a hybrid role where you will be expected to both manage and write submissions)
Experience within the technology sector, including the kinds of work we deliver and the roles you’ll come across at BJSS – we’ll need you to hit the ground running and be ready to write and manage bids after a short onboarding period
Experience in another related field (e.g., professional services), so you can cross-pollinate ideas from other industries
First-class writing skills, with the ability to write clear, well-structured, well-phrased and persuasive prose
Experience in questioning, researching, reviewing, evaluating and (where needed) challenging contributions, to make sure responses are as good as they can be
Experience leading large, varied and time-poor bid response teams to success on complex bids
An ability to form strong working relationships and influence at all levels
Evidence of where you’ve taken responsibility for key initiatives in your workplace, and the positive difference this has made

Some of the Perks

Flexible benefits allowance – you choose how to spend your allowance (additional pension contributions, healthcare, dental and more)
Industry leading health and wellbeing plan - we partner with several wellbeing support functions to cater to each individual's need, including 24/7 GP services, mental health support, and other
Life Assurance (4 x annual salary)
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Hybrid working - Our roles are not fully remote as we take pride in the tight knit communities we have created at our local offices. But we offer plenty of flexibility and you can split your time between the office, client site and WFH
Discounts – we have preferred rates from dozens of retail, lifestyle, and utility brands
An industry-leading referral scheme with no limits on the number of referrals
Flexible holiday buy/sell option
Electric vehicle scheme
Training opportunities and incentives – we support professional certifications across engineering and non-engineering roles, including unlimited access to O’Reilly
Giving back – the ability to get involved nationally and regionally with partnerships to get people from diverse backgrounds into tech
You will become part of a squad with people from different areas within the business who will help you grow at BJSS
We have a busy social calendar that you can choose to join– quarterly town halls/squad nights out/weekends away with families included/office get togethers
Gym Flex gym membership programme

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Senior bid manager

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