Job Description Job title: Bid Manager

Location: Crawley (Hybrid working – 3 days per week from site vs. home)

Are you an experienced Bid Manager who enjoys team collaboration and problem solving? Are you looking for your next opportunity with excellent learning and exposure prospects, working on one of the largest and high profile projects in Thales UK? Then look no further!

ISR UK have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Bid Manager to join their growing and collaborative team. Your role will be to lead a variety of new and existing UK and international contract growth opportunities on a major programme in delivery as well as support agreement. Whilst obtaining exposure on a complex programme, you will be joining a fantastic, knowledgeable bid team, who pride themselves on team collaboration and flexible working. You will play a pivotal role in the team as well as future bid work within the portfolio.

What the role has to offer:
Great opportunity collaborating and developing intimacy with customers
Opportunity to work in a fast paced, exciting and dynamic environment
Able to contribute to the business growth plans

Core Benefits:
On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes;
Performance-related bonus
Half day every Friday, usually finishing around 13:00pm
28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) plus opportunity to buy up to 40 hours/year (pro rata)
24 hours volunteering paid for
Private healthcare (grade dependent)
Pension scheme
Life cover
24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app
Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
Gym membership discounts

The role:
Working closely with the Bid Management and Programme team, you will be responsible for bid-management activities on a variety of new and existing UK and international contract growth opportunities, ensuring successful delivery of a bid or number of bids. The role is required to bring structure, clarity and governance to the process and discipline relating to bid management activities. It requires the successful management of the relationship with internal and external key UK and international customers and the effective management of multi-disciplinary bid teams to deliver high quality business winning proposals.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
Manage the preparation of prequalification response submissions to customers with the objective of securing an invitation to bid.
Lead bid reviews and meetings in accordance with Thales’ processes, providing bid management direction and engagement with the Bid Team.
Manage the creation of the bid deliverables and ensuring review and governance, leading to the creation of a high quality proposal.
Work effectively with Capture Leader to generate win themes that link customer needs with defined benefits of the Thales offering
Ensure that cost estimates / target budgets are provided with support of Systems Engineering / Product Management.
Ensure that cost estimates are effectively reviewed to ensure competitive and winning pricing
Ensure that effective Gate Business Cases are prepared for specific opportunities.
Support the Sales/Capture Lead in any customer negotiations and presentations.

About you
You will have a proven background of working as a Bid Manager, ideally on major, complex bids.
You will be experienced and adept at building and managing effective relationships with customers and internal teams
You will possess excellent communication and influencing skills
You will enjoy learning new things as well as problem solve
Commercial, financial and business acumen

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