Graduate Bid Manager 2024

Type: Graduate
Region: North West

The Bid Manager is responsible for creating and overseeing a detailed, costed, persuasive proposal to gain a business contract or offer of work. This role will report into the senior bid manager and increase the capacity of the function to manage the future pipeline of exciting business opportunities. In some cases, specifically for large, complex bids, the bid managers will work together to manage the process and produce large volumes of content.

Job responsibilities

  • This is a graduate role so full ‘on-the-job’ training and support will be provided. We would expect the graduate bid manager to be working independently on straightforward pre-qualification questionnaires and bids within twelve months, by which time they will be responsible for the following:

    • Identify and communicate opportunities that emerge from daily tender alerts
    • Work with business development team to ensure proposals are aligned with the win strategy for the opportunity
    • Manage all stages of the bidding process, specifically responding to request for information (RFI), expression of interest (EOI), pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQ), and invitations to tender (ITT)
    • Use the TVS Supply Chain Solutions bid management process and associated tools
    • Develop relationships with subject matter experts (SME’s) to ensure resources and information to support RFI, EOI, PQQ and ITT are provided in a timely and appropriate manner. Write responses using the information they provide
    • Manage the bid, providing structure and order so that deliverables produced are of the highest possible quality, working independently with limited supervision
    • Maintain and develop a library of strong template responses
    • Ensure proposals are approved by the business and submitted in a timely manner
    • Deliver high quality, compelling proposals

Qualifications and skills

We are looking for a graduate in a business, arts, or humanities subject who is driven by curiosity and has strong communication and written skills. They will need to have:

  • Excellent writing skills to convert subject matter experts’ input to a clear, compelling text
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • A friendly personality and the ability to build productive relationships with colleagues
  • Confidence to liaise with colleagues at all levels and external third parties
  • Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint)
  • A good eye for the design and layout of documents
  • Experience of working to deadlines, and strong time management skills
  • An analytical approach and be able to extract key information from documents provided
  • Problem solving skills and be able to think on the hoof when things don’t go as expected
  • High motivation and be able to manage their own work
  • A desire to progress in bid management, through training and professional certification – with the full support of the business.

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.

What we offer

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:
  • 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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