We currently have a vacancy for a Bid Manager at our site in Based out of Broad Oak, but travel between Portsmouth Naval Base and Cowes required on occasion.
As a Bid Manager you will responsible for leading the Bid phase, reporting to the Capture Leader. Implements the Bid Management Plan with primary responsibility for Bid governance compliance and coordinating and challenging the cost and price build up.
This role will provide you work closely with the Proposal Manager to ensure the bid team are focused on development of compelling, innovative, class leading proposals and capability documents to meet submission deadlines. The role will be part of the Business Development function under the Head of Business Winning Capability. Bid Managers are allocated to Campaigns and Bids across Maritime Services
Special Circumstances: Occasional unsociable hours
Your main responsibilities as a Bid Manager will involve:
Leading all aspects of the planning and execution of the overall bid cycle/governance plan
Managing the bid development in a timely and efficient manner, schedules and oversees key reviews
Defines, tailors and implements a suitable Bid process to fit the Opportunity
Managing the business approval process at all required delegated authority levels, supports any security and export approvals
Leading multi-disciplined Bid team and ensures the entire team is kept appraised of developments in requirements and bid status, on a day to day basis
Interacting with bid stakeholders at all appropriate levels across multiple organisations and keeps the Business Leadership Team informed and engaged, including timely escalation of issues needing resolution
Working closely with the Proposal Manager to ensure the bid plan and the team are focused on development of compelling, innovative, class leading proposals and capability documents to meet submission deadlines
Supporting and promoting Business Development tools e.g. Business Winning Toolkit, Capture Plan Templates
Your skills and qualifications as a Bid Manager:
Comprehensive knowledge of bid/proposal techniques and best practice
Proven skills in producing and editing written content within a complex technical business environment where time, quality, cost and commercial sensitivity are driving factors
Drafting documents for proposal production steps: capture planning, storyboarding, book planning, and proof-reading
Managing the tender documentation to ensure quality of text and formatting consistently through reviews, final proofs, content sign off and document production
Accreditation by the APMP (or equivalent) and experience in the Shipley methodology for proposal production would be beneficial although not essential
Qualified to Degree standard or equivalent (e.g. Business, Communications or English)
Experience within the Defence/Aerospace/Maritime industry
What we're looking for in you:
You will have the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders and colleagues withing the business. You will prioritise your workload and have constant engagement with internal and external customers. You will understand working within potentially high stress environments and able to manage and adapt as required
Location: Based out of Broad Oak, but travel between Portsmouth Naval Base and Cowes required on occasion
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.