Bid Manager Professional Service Permanent 4 November 2018 This vacancy is now closed A large global professional services firm is seeking an experienced Bid Manager. Working as a member of the Bid management team you will be covering a range of interesting project-based work across a number of different industry sectors. This role calls for an experienced individual to lead and support on the production of a range of Corporate Projects bids, including global, regional and national panel tenders, transactional bids and tailored credential documents. Main Responsibilities: Interpreting complex RFPs and communicating client requirements to internal stakeholders. Leading on bid strategy and execution, including: driving understanding of prospective client hot buttons; mapping client decision makers and influencers; identifying USPs and win messaging and analysing competitor positioning. Managing engagement with internal stakeholders (partners, fee-earners, practice/sector/geography BD and business teams). Chairing or contributing to bid meetings, such as kick-off meetings, strategy sessions and internal reviews. Bid project management from bid receipt to submission: agree internal bid timetable and milestones, track progress against timetable and escalate any issues. Writing and managing bid response documentation. Sourcing, drafting and editing content as appropriate. Liaising with local BD team members and Client Relationship Managers to obtain practice/sector/client-specific information where needed. Liaising with finance to develop the bid pricing strategy. Liaising with other business teams as appropriate to input to bid response. Providing coaching and support to team’s in preparation for the presentation/interview phase of bids. Desired Skills and Experience: Familiarity with government and other public sector bids, and procurement-style bids generally. Experience of working in a global environment that has involved coordinating input from multiple geographies and/or time zones. Familiarity with using bid portals and managing portal communications. Bid presentation/interview coaching skills. Familiarity with Adobe InDesign, with good eye for visual aesthetic and the presentation of proposal materials. Experience of undertaking trends analysis to identify areas for improvement in respect of bid performance relating to bid activity data. Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits To apply send your CV firstname.lastname@example.org, through our website www.peoplegroup.ie For further information regarding this role, please contact us on 01 6619636. Want to compare your salary in Ireland? mysalary.ie Follow and Connect with The People Group on LinkedIn and Twitter The People Group is a Recruitment consultancy, specialising in Sales, Marketing & Management, established in 1989 and is based in Dublin 2. Our experienced team works in both the contingency and search areas, and covers all industry sectors including: FMCG, B2B, B2C, ICT, IT, Financial Services, and Telco with a focus on Mid to Senior Level roles.