Bid Manager

Bid Manager

Job Title: Bid Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Islington, London
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum (depending upon experience)
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SW/80
Contact Name: Sunny Whitear
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 03, 2019 15:36

Job Description

A well established and award-winning architectural practice located in Central London is recruiting for a full or part-time, experienced Bid Manager/New Business Manager who will oversee and manage the practice’s bids for OJEUs, awards and new business from start to finish. The practice operates over a wide range of sectors, so flexibility in understanding is essential. This is a senior position answerable directly to the Principals.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Monitoring, sourcing and presentation of potential bids to Principals and senior stakeholders
  • Coordinating and drafting responses to SQQs, PQQs and ITTs
  • Co-ordinating, drafting and submitting bids including coordination of information with sub-consultants and third parties
  • Reviewing and updating of current bid documents and templates
  • Regular review of sector and trade changes in regulation or protocols and ensuring the practice remains compliant
  • Identifying areas of strategic commercial development within practice and working with senior stakeholders to develop a coherent and successful new business policy
  • Managing the company website and social media outlets to ensure that all platforms support bids effectively.
  • Identifying and submitting applications for awards
  • Issuing press communications where relevant
  • Working with senior stakeholders to identify and pursue business opportunities within existing contacts and client base

Skills and Experience

  • Proven track record of successful bid submissions within architectural/design practice
  • Excellent written language skills
  • Experience in using Indesign and photoshop
  • Graphic design qualification
  • An eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • Self-starter

The successful candidate must be a highly organised individual with a commercial mind-set. Confident and eloquent they will have to have an intrinsic understanding of business strategy but also the ability to see the detail in a bigger picture. Strong graphic and writing skills essential.


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