BID MANAGER

Bluesky is seeking to recruit a talented individual to join its expanding business on a full-time/part-time/flexible-working basis at our head office in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. The successful individual will help us with our continuing provision of world class geographic data and services to our wide customer base, covering a large range of market sectors. In return we can offer opportunities to work in an exciting, unique and expanding sector, and provide a stable platform upon which to develop your career. The role is to own and drive the end to end bid process from qualification to contract award. 

 

Knowledge and experience of aerial survey and geographic data sector is not required but would be advantageous.

 

Bluesky is the leading aerial survey company in the UK and has an enviable reputation as a result of a portfolio of high-profile projects with clients that include Central Government, Local Authorities and commercial customers across a range of sectors. Bluesky is innovative, successful, ambitious, and a fun place to work. Our people are our most valuable asset, and we strive to provide a working environment that is stimulating, supportive and flexible. So, would you like to join our team, and be part of our success?

Purpose:

The purpose of the role is to own and drive the end to end bid process from qualification to contract award, work alongside the existing sales, marketing and production teams and assist with securing contracts and ensure that all opportunities are maximised.

Package:

Competitive salary based on experience. Bonus scheme. Pension.

 

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:

  • Find and identify suitable bid opportunities primarily in the UK, Ireland and USA however not limited to these locations

  • Manage existing tender alert sites and identify new services to ensure no relevant opportunities are missed

  • Manage the bid qualification process for all new opportunities

  • Direct virtual bid teams and inputs from sales, marketing, production, finance, commercial and legal teams

  • Prepare and review the commercial aspects of the bid, to ensure all services are included in the final price to the customer

  • Risk tracking and management throughout the bid process

  • Contribute to the written proposal in terms of content and presentation

  • Develop relationships and partnerships with external third parties to fulfil bid requirements as required

  • Manage and maintain all standard bid documents

  • Point of contact during the bid process

  • Manage the annual bid budget

  • Ensure timely delivery of compliant and commercially sound bids

  • Understand and resolve complex technical, strategic and business issues

  • Have a sound understanding of legal contracts

  • Ensure all necessary sign off/authorisation has been achieved prior to bid submission

  • Arrange all post bid reviews with customers and internal teams post contract award

  • Grow and develop the bid management team

Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience in bid management and procurement systems and processes

  • Strong commercial and risk management skills

  • Ability to develop win strategies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities

  • Organised and possess a high level of attention to detail

  • Able to work well under pressure and to strict deadlines

  • Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills

  • Capable of working collaboratively with confident people management skills internally and externally at all levels

  • Self-motivated

  • Team spirit

At all times behave responsibly and professionally. Bluesky is a dynamic, friendly and hardworking company with a “can do” attitude. Teamwork is promoted throughout the company and across departments and you are expected to embrace and promote these Bluesky ethics.

 

Applications:

Please email a CV and covering letter to: vacancies@bluesky-world.com   Applications must include a CV.

 

Applications with no CV attached will be disregarded immediately.

 

Applicants MUST already be eligible to work in the UK. 

Equal Opportunities:

Bluesky is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.