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Permanent recruitment

When you need to recruit a permanent bid writer, manager or director, we will find the person who is exactly right for you. Our network and contact base is extensive and we have found and recruited exceptional bid personnel for companies throughout the UK. We locate candidates, carry out pre-screening, interview and test them and check their references. Only then will we present them as candidates for your role.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permanent recruitment

When you need to recruit a permanent bid writer, manager or director, we will find the person who is exactly right for you. Our network and contact base is extensive and we have found and recruited exceptional bid personnel for companies throughout the UK. We locate candidates, carry out pre-screening, interview and test them and check their references. Only then will we present them as candidates for your role.

LATEST POSITIONS



View the latest jobs from Bid Perfect, including writing and bid management positions

Head of Bids

City of London

One of the world’s biggest providers of business process management and professional support service solutions, with 75,000 dedicated staff across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India. 

Our clients works across the private and public sectors, playing a vital role in helping industry deliver modern services efficiently, effectively and to a high standard. 

They use innovative  IT and software platforms to help their clients grow, become more profitable and deliver the best experience possible for their customers. 

The training (Learning Services) division has been developed to address the challenges and opportunities arising in the training market. As a result they have created training programmes and services that provides a range of services, from digital learning solutions, traineeships and apprenticeships, to fully outsourced managed learning programmes and executive leadership training. 

Purpose of the job: 

Strengthen market position of the Learning Services by contributing to the right market strategy, managing the bid function and developing bid/proposal tools/activities. 

Key activities: 

To achieve targets to agreed KPIs leading to income growth from new business by engaging in appropriate activities across the sales cycle: 

  • Establish market leading bid strategies and process that gain up take from the business. 
  • Lead the bid team to deliver consistently high quality bids. 
  • Work with stakeholders to convert bid strategies into compliant, winning bids for learning and development       solutions. 
  • Manage the performance and development of all direct reports. 
  • Maintain, develop and evolve the bid library. 
  • Establish effective reporting and analyse performance metrics for the function. 
  • Develop innovative ways to convey the proposition to our clients. 
  • Research, monitor and report on market/competitor activity within the learning and development arena. 
  • Develop and maintain company-wide awareness and knowledge. 
Key Relationships: 

Internal 
HR, Legal, Sales, Marketing, Implementations, Operations and Commercial Finance

Salary

On application per annum

Reference

10334

Bid Manager

Part Time, Birmingham

Are you a bright, ambitious and organised bid manager with a creative mind looking for a new part-time position? Our client, a healthcare manufacturing company, has a fantastic opportunity to join their team.

An experience of Health Service tenders is essential, as is a great attention to detail and first class written and verbal communication skills.

For the successful candidate, your responsibilities will include:
  • Identification of potential beneficial sponsorship arrangements for key sales areas
  • Work closely with Sales to prepare and write competitive tender bids
  • Completion of all tenders to a high and consistent standard in a time pressured environment
  • Be a point of contact for finance team and support staff.
  • Support relevant managers in the development of a successful NHS Supply Chain tender bid and ensure political and policy changes are understood.
  • Provide support, where necessary, with all regulatory tender bids and other contracts.
  • To support, where necessary, drafting and amending of contracts.
  • To support the compilation of the company long term strategy business plans.
  • To identify, initiate and participate in any projects that will support the company and its subsequent potential in winning and delivering successful contracts.
  • To take an active role in knowing and understanding procurement legislation and relaying relevant information to key members of the Sales Team.
  • To support presentation/interview stages of the tender process through content development and such like.

Salary

On application per annum

Reference

10335

To apply for this role please provide a cover letter outlining your suitability.

Bid Writer

Office based, London

Are you a bid writer with a creative mind and a sense of fun looking for an exciting new opportunity? One of UK’s leading & award-winning catering & hospitality providers is offering this rare opportunity to join their team.

You will be required to provide bid writing & administrative support for the team, working closely with the Bid Manager. All tender documentation from daily tender alerts and EOI’s through to tender submissions and presentations will be led by the bid team.  

This is a fantastic opportunity join a growing team. Our client offers a competitive salary and bonus with the opportunity for growth and career progression. As long as you can deliver work to a high standard, have a passion for excellence and a creative eye then we would like to hear from you


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

As a Bid Writer, you will be working closely with the Bid Manager / Commercial Director but you will take full ownership of the end-to-end proposal campaign. The job role includes, but not limited to:

  • Competent understanding of the bid process & experience in tender writing 
  • Ensure timely delivery of PQQ & tender documents for both internal & external deadlines. 
  • Work within representative groups to develop bespoke & innovative proposals
  • Liaise with both internal & external agencies to produce tender documents
  • Develop & maintain internal relationships with the proposals team & other key management
  • Monitor daily tender opportunities & portal notifications 
  • Administer & keep up to date with the content of information library for each company
  • Produce online presentations for Senior Management Teams
  • Keep up to date with schedules & deadlines, tender costs & success statistics
  • Participate in the submission of tender documentation 
  • Produce engaging & creative sales proposals 
  • Provide administration & diary support in relation to all tenders. 
  • Provide time phased reports
  • Assisting in the successful structuring, designing & producing of proposals in order to win business
  • Ability to work within a team & independently
THE PERSON 
  • Experienced bid writer preferably from a hospitality background
  • A creative thinker with an eye for accuracy & detail 
  • Possess excellent communication skills with strong English language skills
  • Proven experience of working within a similar bid team environment
  • Will be passionate about food, the catering industry 
  • Ability to work under pressure & deliver documents of an exceptionally high standard, whilst working towards challenging deadlines
  • Excellent time management skills 
  • Proactive ability to build close working relationships with the various stakeholders
  • The ability to work within a range of software packages including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Prezi etc. 
  • Excellent communication skills and proof reading abilities
  • Willingness to work in a flexible fashion
  • Ability to work effectively both independently & as a team member

Salary

25K -£35K per annum

Reference

10327

Please provide a detailed covering letter.

Bid Manager

Location: Berkshire borders based

Excellent opportunity with a major logistical supply chain provider based near Berkshire.

Our client is one of the largest logistical supply chain providers in the UK who currently has an exciting opportunity to join the Tenders Team in their busy Head Office based near Berkshire. This is a permanent position for an experienced Tender Manager, playing a critical role in providing support to the Sales teams primarily across Public Sector, Framework, Commercial and Strategic tender opportunities. Working alongside the Head of Tenders and Tender Support Executive they will be required to deliver effective project management of ‘virtual’ bid teams, whilst ensuring all internal and external deadlines are met. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to create and submit high quality, fully compliant PQQ, RFP and Tender responses within bid response deadlines, abiding by all customer requirements.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Chair bid qualification, kick-off, and review and debrief meetings, ensuring the most appropriate team of experts is selected and available.
  • Create a Bid Project Plan that defines the resources required, the actions that each ‘virtual’ Bid Team member is required to complete and the deadlines agreed.
  • Secure the required resources by gaining ‘buy in’ and commitment from the relevant colleagues and project manage all input to meet internal deadlines.
  • Deliver high quality, compelling tender responses with clear ‘win themes’, which maximise the company’s win rates.
  • Identify and procure opportunities where the company has a unique selling point compared to the competition and, where appropriate, ensure these USP’s are clearly highlighted in the tender response.
  • Interface with Legal and Finance colleagues to review any potential contractual risks and highlight these to senior management.
  • Support the bid team at customer presentations, debriefs and Public Sector supplier days, as required.
  • Contribute to the tender document library and keep documentation up to date.
  • Support upskilling and knowledge share across the Public Sector Sales team. Contribute to training courses or the creation of best practice guides where required.
  • Project a professional impression of the Company and act in accordance with the relevant industry code of practice.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Review the work of other colleagues (bid contributors / subject matter experts, Sales, Head of Tenders, and Commercial Operations Director) during the tender/bid preparation process.
  • Support with skills training and knowledge share amongst Sales colleagues.
  • Under the guidance of the Head of Tenders, mentor and develop the Tender Support Executive.

Key Skills

  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven negotiation and procurement skills with the ability to influence and persuade.
  • Comfortable with challenging a suggestion or decision, if there is an alternative solution.
  • Self-motivated, deadline driven and push outside of their comfort zone to lead projects.
  • Comfortable with delivering presentations and / or training sessions.
  • Proven track record of managing and procuring bids in a B2B environment is essential to this role; as well as experience of managing public sector bids under a Framework agreement.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of commercial awareness and understanding of revenue, margin, P&L and cost modelling to drive pricing strategies.
  • Diligent, with a high attention to detail. Emphasis on accuracy, quality and thoroughness.
  • Knowledge of logistics industry as well as appreciation of specific market sectors (e.g. financial services, public sector, retail, utilities).
  • Fluency in software operating systems, such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio) and CRM systems is essential.
  • Full understanding of e-bid platforms and portals and the online submission process.
  • A full, clean UK driving licence is required as they may be expected to travel for Client meetings or to other company locations.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Typically, we would estimate that it would take a minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in a similar role to acquire the skills required for this role.
  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent is essential., ‘A’Level /Degree level (or equivalent) would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Revelant accreditation such as PRINCE2 ® or APMP is desired.

Only candidates who are eligible to live and work in the UK, and have included a detailed covering letter will be considered.

 

 

Salary

42,000 - £52,000 (+20% bonus) per annum

Reference

10320

Please include a cover letter detailing your suitability for this role with your application.

Bid Manager / Writer

Office based Launceston, Cornwall

Our client, a transition management specialist, have an exciting opportunity to join their company as bid manager / writer. 

They are a not-for-profit social enterprise; they reinvest any operating surpluses into new products and services, organisational development, and community based projects across the country.

The purpose of the role is to direct all bid activity for the company across all business divisions, reporting directly to the main operation board.

They are looking for someone bright and ambitious, preferably with experience working on bids within the social enterprise sector, to join their hardworking, friendly team.

Responsibilities
  • Responsible for managing the bid process and coordinating activities of Virtual Bid Teams, ensuring that financially competitive quality bids are produced to Public and Private Customers.
  • Responsible for liaison with customers and consortia partners, negotiation with main and subcontractors to ensure that the commercial objectives of the Company are met.
  • Responsible for the liaison with operational and sales teams to identify, design and develop solutions that are financially, commercially and operationally viable and meet customer specifications.  
  • Manage the input to bids, writing material as appropriate ensuring that it is fully compliant with Company policies, procedures and standards, including financial modelling, risk assessments and approvals procedures.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders, including customers, advisors, consortia members and subcontractors, to ensure that all the needs and requirements relating to a bid are taken into account.
  • Review the output of estimates and financial modelling to ensure that risks are identified and managed.
  • Coordinate the Virtual Bid Team, supporting and motivating them to ensure that quality bids are developed in accordance with given deadlines.
  • Liaise with operational teams to ensure accurate, current and complete information concerning bids is communicated effectively.
  • Responsible for conducting reviews and subsequent implementation plans including modernisation and improvement of working practices.
  • Responsible for formulation and seconded employment of Virtual Bid Team staff.
  • Responsible for writing and delivery of presentations to Public and Private clients
  • Promote and represent the Company to Public and Private clients and consortia partners at industry functions, exhibitions and meetings.

Salary

30,000 - £35,000 plus benefits per annum

Reference

10287

An invitation to bid and tender writing consultants

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Bid Perfect is expanding its talent pool of interim bid managers, writers and consultants. 

Our clients fall into a variety of industry sectors, some of which include:

  • Waste and environmental management 
  • Energy – water, nuclear, electricity, gas, new energies
  • Facilities management – catering, portering, reception, grounds maintenance, security
  • Rail franchise – rolling stock, track, bridges and viaducts, service provision
  • Construction  
  • Telecoms
  • IT consultancy 
  • Financial services 
  • Defence 
  • Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
  • Marketing
  • Education and skills provision 
  • B2B – Print management, stationery
  • Film and Documentaries
  • Not for Profit Social Sector/Charities

...it’s a long list!

Many of our best interim bid and tender consultants have worked across a number of these areas and have the experience and confidence to make successful cross-sector transitions. Others prefer to specialise, perhaps because of their original training and niche technical knowledge or for personal interest.

If you have the skills and experience to provide our clients with first class bid management and writing services on an interim basis, we want to hear from you.

We want to talk to you, see your CV, and discuss your experiences and key areas of interest.

We will want to see something you have written, look at the training you have received and follow up a couple of references. Ideally, you will also complete our training course which runs every month.  This gives us and our clients the reassurance that our interim bid and tender consultants fully understand the Bid Perfect approach to writing winning bids.

Salary

On application per annum

Reference

Tender writing consultants

Please contact us and register to become part of our team. We look forward to hearing from you.

Experienced Bid Writers and Managers – Permanent roles

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Are you an experienced Bid Professional looking for an exciting new role?

Bid Perfect has recently been advertising for bid and tender writers to join our clients in permanent bid writing roles.

Some have been ‘standalone’ bid writing positions reporting to a Commercial Director; others have been part of a team reporting to Bid Managers or Bid Directors, Head of Tenders, etc.

If you have 2/3 years proven experience working in a commercial organisation involved in either public or private sector bid writing and management, and you would like to find your next permanent role, then we want to hear from you.

Our recruiters, Linda and Omar, will contact you to talk through your experiences and expertise, your interests and what type of role you are looking for.

We won’t promise you there is an immediate opportunity that fits your aspirations (though there might be!), but we will stay in close contact with you and work with you to find that role in the coming weeks.

At Bid Perfect we are leaders in bid training and bid consultancy; our Bid Perfect Recruiters are also experts in recruiting and resourcing.  We can advise you through your interview process and give you examples of biographical and competency based questions. You will also be given help to prepare for any psychometric tests that you may need to complete as part of a typical corporate assessment process.

Who are our clients?  They fall into a variety of industry sectors:

  • Waste and environmental management 
  • Energy – water, nuclear, electricity, gas, new energies
  • Facilities management – catering, portering, reception, grounds maintenance, security
  • Rail franchise – rolling stock, track, bridges and viaducts, service provision
  • Construction  
  • Telecoms
  • IT consultancy 
  • Financial services 
  • Defence 
  • Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
  • Marketing
  • Education and skills provision 
  • B2B – Print management, stationery
  • Film and Documentaries
  • Not for Profit Social Sector/Charities

…it’s a long list which has grown since Bid Perfect was established seven years ago.

Interested in speaking to us? You can call on 0845 6000 281.  

Salary

On application per annum

Reference

Experienced Bid Writers and Managers – Permanent roles

Simply register with us by sending your CV and a covering email through to recruitment@bidperfect.co.uk and we will acknowledge receipt and arrange a convenient time to speak

Bid Perfect People

If you need an exceptional bid writer, manager or director, why go anywhere else other than a company that specialises in recruiting people to head up or support bid teams?

Advertising online means you take on the hassle of sifting multitudes of responses, many of which will be unsuitable. A large recruitment agency that recruits for every conceivable job role will not understand bids and tenders, or your needs, like we do.

Contact us! We are specialists and we are hassle free.

Bid Perfect is a consultancy and training company operating only in bids and tenders, across all industry sectors. Bid Perfect People specialises in matching your requirements with our carefully vetted talent pool.

We have specialist recruiters dedicated to helping you find the right individual (or team) to support your projects and we are confident that we have access to the best talent in bid management and bid writing.

We start by qualifying what you want to achieve with your recruitment; whether an experienced short-term interim, a permanent candidate or both will best suit your purpose. If you are not entirely sure what skills and background you require we will advise you, and will also provide benchmarking regarding salary or day rate. We will help you build a job description and person specification by determining what kind of personality, team fit, management style, skills and experience best suit your business objectives.

This way we will identify potential people for your business accurately and you won’t have to waste time reviewing inappropriate CVs and interviewing candidates who haven’t been properly screened.

One thing we have learned in the past seven years is that successful people surround themselves with the best team, those who can deliver, who can hit the ground running and commit themselves to making your bid a winner. The world of bids is highly competitive – for your business to submit that stellar bid you need to find exactly the right people. 

We have a network of high performing writers and managers whom we have built strong relationships with over the years. Many started out on our training courses or using our consultancy and then returned to us as interims or candidates looking for new assignments or career progression. It's a strong talent pool you will share in too.

We can hire for you at all levels, from entry level (with Bid Perfect Training if required) to global bid directors. 

Who can we provide for you?

Bid Creation & Management
  • Bid Managers 
  • Bid Writers 
  • Senior Bid Managers 
  • Bid Directors 
  • Global Bid Specialists  
  • Bid Writers/Authors 
  • Graphic Designers 
  • Content Writers
  • Knowledge Base Writers 
Bid Review & Support
  • Bid Editors
  • Proposal Managers 
  • Document Manager 
  • Capture Managers
  • Bid Co-ordinators
  • Bid Support Administrators
  • Bid Finance Specialists
  • Pitch Managers
  • Media & Marketing Specialists 
     

If you need someone right now, or anticipate needing someone in the future, please contact us.

We are waiting for your call or email. 

How we work with you 

We don’t apologise for being selective about who we take onto our register because impressing our clients by fielding the right candidates for permanent and interim roles is absolutely key to maintaining our excellent reputation. This is why we will get to know you first - we will ask you to take part in a screening interview either face to face, by phone or on Skype. Once you are on our database, we will stay in contact with you and call you when we know we have a suitable placement to discuss.

Your details will not be sent out to clients to market your availability unless we have your permission and have some sound industry intelligence to suggest our client would be interested in seeing a CV like yours. 

We are not an anonymous recruitment agency and we don't act like one. We won't send out candidates who vaguely match a role description en masse. We are precise, bespoke and specialised. We will only forward your details to our clients if we are sure there is a likelihood of a happy outcome when client and candidate meet.
 

Engaging with Bid Perfect

On our bid jobs page you will find a list of current vacancies we will be delighted to discuss openly with you once you have registered your details. You can do this by sending your CV and agreeing to our initial screening interview which will be scheduled at your convenience.

If we don’t feel we have a good opportunity for you right now, we will explain why and, if necessary, provide advice around where you should focus your job search and whether your CV needs to be revised accordingly.

To us, our interims and potential permanent candidates are our ‘pearls in the oyster’; you will be highly valued for your skills and expertise. You will never be treated as just another candidate to make up the numbers. 

Good relationships are everything

We want you to get to know us and build a good relationship with us that will last many years. Since Bid Perfect was established in 2007, many of the bid writers and bid managers who have come through the Bid Perfect training courses have started as our clients and, in time, become our candidates and then become clients once more.  

The huge success of our training and consultancy business has enabled the organic growth of this additional resourcing service and gives our clients access to a truly talented and experienced group of interims and candidates. 

Want to join us? Please send your CV and contact details to recruitment@bidperfect.co.uk and one of our specialist recruitment consultants will be in touch with you shortly.


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