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Bid Manager

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Bid Manager

We currently have a vacancy for a Bid Manager at our site in Broad Oak, Portsmouth with occasional travel to Portsmouth Naval Base and Cowes required on occasion.
As a Bid Manager you will responsible for leading the Bid governance activity, working closely with the Capture Leader. The role is responsible for implementing the Bid Management Plan with primary responsibility for Bid governance compliance and coordinating and challenging the cost and price build up.
This role will 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 providing the opportunity to get a real breadth of knowledge across different product and service sectors.

On occasion, flexibility will be required to work outside of normal working 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
Leads bid governance/proposal activity on multiple complex/large bids/proposals

Proven skills in tailoring processes and applying governance to bids including coordinating and challenging the cost and price build up.
Proven skills in producing and editing written content within a complex technical business environment where time, quality, cost and commercial sensitivity are driving factors

Knowledge of the latest bid/proposal best practice in industry and seeks to apply new techniques to their solutions where possible
Qualified to Degree standard or equivalent (e.g. Business, Communications or English) Accreditation by the APMP (or equivalent) and experience in the Shipley methodology for proposal production would be beneficial although not essential

Experience within the Defence/Aerospace/Maritime industry is an advantage

What we're looking for in you:

You will have the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders and colleagues within 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 so own transport is desirable
Salary: Competitive
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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

(COMPANY NAME)
(COMPANY NAME) 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.

Maritime Services
Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of Ł600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. (COMPANY NAME) Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for (COMPANY NAME) 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

Source: Company website
Posted on: 14 Jan 2021
Industry: Aerospace / Defense
Languages: English
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