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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

Bid Manager

The City of London

Are you looking for a new Bid Management opportunity?  

Our client, one of the world’s biggest providers of business process management and professional support service solutions, has an exciting opening within their busy bid team.

Our client 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. They have created training programmes that provide a range of services, from digital learning solutions, traineeships and apprenticeships, to fully outsourced managed learning programmes and executive leadership training. 

This is an exciting time to be part of this growing and buoyant industry.

Key activities:

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

  • Manage the bid processes and write proposals to the highest standards and to tight deadlines.
  • Manage and coordinate the assigned bid team to maximise their output and drive continuous development.
  • Ensure consistency across the bid in style, format and language.
  • Develop innovative ways to convey the ‘pitch’ to clients.
  • Research, monitor and report on market/competitor activity within the L&D arena.
  • Become and remain an expert on the solutions the company provides.
  • Challenge and shape the solutions to ensure proposals are competitive and meet client requirements.
Experience:
  • Evidence of successful achievements in managing bids
  • Experience of working with multi-layered (matrix) sales/implementations/operations teams on the bid process
  • Preferably 3-5 years’ experience in a similar function especially within the learning arena
  • Experience in working on international sales / bid opportunities an advantage
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office (Word/PowerPoint/Excel), SharePoint and other bid/proposal related tools
Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of best practice bid management tools/methodologies 
  • Knowledge of Learning & Development or related industry 
  • Ideally, knowledge of current trends and best practices in the outsourced learning sector including tools and technology platforms
Skills:
  • Strong business English, written and oral communications skills 
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to analyse complex client needs and determine a suitable response
  • Positive, professional, with ability to thrive in high-pressure situations and environment
  • Actively focused on achieving results and objectives and willing to be accountable
  • Build and maintain relationships with appropriate networks of people
  • Exceptional project management skills get-it-done attitude

Salary

Up to 42,000 per annum

Reference

10342

Bid Coordinator

Based in Warminster

We are looking for bid coordinator experienced in major, complex bid projects.

We are looking for an interim experienced bid co-ordinator, familiar with working on major complex bids, confident in being able to organise the bid process and work well with a large bid team.  Good communication and project management skills are required.  Expert and confident use of MS Word & Excel is also essential.

Excellent day rate terms,  applicants must be able to commute to the bid team office in Warminster on a daily basis. Full time, fixed length contract (six months - possibly longer)  with some flexibility on hours.

This role will support a really interesting central government bid project.

Salary

Excellent day rate. per annum

Reference

LCJEE - 140617

Please apply to recruitment@bidperfect.co.uk with a covering letter and a copy of your CV.

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 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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