Bid Manager

Edinburgh Permanent £50,000 - £60,000
  • one of Europe's leading health and social care companies
  • rapidly expanding business with career prospects

About Our Client

My client are one of the largest health and social care providers in Europe.

Job Description

The bid manager will support my clients various operations in Scotland to win and retain existing local authority contracts, including domiciliary care, hospital discharge and reablement services.

The ideal individual will be a strong leader who can clearly communicate a vision, provide direction and motivate others and work collaboratively with all departments across the Group to ensure tenders are completed to a high standard within a project managed way.

The role requires that you must be able to and willing to travel / commute to:

  • Branches across Scotland for fact finding as part of each tender, as needed
  • Across all office locations, as and when required for further information about our services, companies and locations.

It is essential that you have a background in tendering for local authority social / healthcare contracts.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the smooth management of the entire end-to end bid process including completion of Selection Questionnaires and to Invitation to Tender stage
  • Prepare a bid report, summarising key aspects of the opportunity
  • Organise and attend bid kick off meetings
  • Develop win themes and USPs
  • Conduct local area research, develop competitor intelligence and market analysis
  • Co-ordinate and project manage all parties involved in the bid process to ensure everyone is aware of the level of contribution expected of them and the set deadlines.
  • Draft written responses drawing on operational input, previous submissions in the library, specifications, policy research and local research.
  • Liaising with wide variety of internal resources in order to collate relevant information to ensure a high-quality bid.
  • Develop accurate and consistent bids with the assistance of relevant internal departments
  • Write bespoke content for submissions
  • Ensure all bid documentation is clear, concise, crucial, compelling and meets all the criteria in bid specifications
  • Ensure bid and tender documentation is properly formatted, collated and presented in a professional and timely manner in line with the company style guide
  • Ensure all timelines are met and that the bid submitted is compliant in line with our client's requirements
  • Proofread written documentation prior to submission
  • Prepare tender submissions for review and approval, ensuring that the submission is fully reviewed ahead by the Director or other ahead of the deadline
  • Submission of tenders bids, 24 hours ahead of the deadline
  • Ensure all bids are stored in a 'bid library' for further use and review for future bidding opportunities
  • Liaise with clients to source feedback from bids whether successful or not and utilising feedback from unsuccessful bids to improve future submissions
  • Be familiar with best practice and health and social care policy recommendations relating to health and social care
  • Practice and promote effective, timely communication both within and outside the company
  • Protect the confidentiality of service users and of the business
  • Promote and fulfil the company's service aims as defined in the company's Statement of Purpose
  • Comply with company policies and procedures as appropriate
  • Participate in any meetings as required
  • Business Development - this will be a large part of the role as the position evolves

The Successful Applicant

Applicants should meet the following:-

  • Great time management, efficiency and the ability to meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision
  • Eager to take on responsibility, remaining calm under pressure
  • Attention to detail - reading and interpreting instructions carefully
  • Able to use your industry experience to understand complex tender information
  • You need to deal with complex business relationships and manage multiple resources to deliver a strong, winning case to the prospective client.
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Proven track record in business development
  • Methodical, attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Managing the bid process
  • Experience of writing bids as part of a tender process
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Leadership and stakeholder management skills
  • IT Skills
  • Consistent and high level of accuracy in undertaking work tasks

What's on Offer

Negotiable dependant on experience.

Kevin Young
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+44 746 700 0350

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Kevin Young
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+44 746 700 0350
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