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Salary £-Very Attractive
Type Permanent
Job Reference J8333
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Bid Manager

We are working with a leading international waste management company who are looking to recruit a Bid Manager to join their busy, central London office. In this role you will manage public and private sector bids for a range of waste and related projects across multiple African and Asian geographies.  You will control the bid writing process and where necessary lead a “Project Team” and/or “Bid Team” to ensure all required information for the written bid is made available, collated, and produced in such a manner that all the tender requirements are relevant and compliant with the Request for Proposal (RfP) / Invitation to Tender (ITT) Documents.


Key accountabilities:

  • Perform the initial review of the RfP/ITT documents to establish the scope of work and the tender schedule.
  • Brief the tendering business partner on tender requirements and make recommendations for project resource requirements.
  • Plan tender reviews, submittal programme and manage post-submittal clarifications according to the procedures and client requirements.
  • Participate in tender stage gate meetings, whether external client/clarification meetings or internal.
  • Ensure that all relevant data and information compiled is considered and made available to all tender team members during the development of the tender.
  • Ensure completed submissions are of the required internal and external company standards, and are compliance with client requirements, local regulation/legislation, and the company’s commercial strategy
  • Assist with the preparation of business strategies and plans for the Tendering Team.
  • Carry out market research at micro/macro levels, apply/make recommendations to the team’s business model, and maintain this information in appropriate databases.
  • Prepare presentations, extensive reports and documents.
  • Maintain internal commercial and technical libraries including previous project submission documentation.

Candidate requirements:

  • Educated to degree standard and expected to have at least 10+ years' experience in a bid writing/management role in a related waste management field.
  • Project Management Skills (e.g. Prince 2) are also highly desirable.
  • Experience in bidding for projects in Africa desirable.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all levels (internal and external), with a specific requirement for strong writing skills.
  • Proven track record of delivering winning bid submissions.
  • Strong knowledge of waste management industry.
  • Knowledge of procurement processes an advantage.
  • Excellent PC skills, including but not limited to: MS Project, MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in French and English is essential.
  • Fluency in Arabic is desirable.

Ref: J8333

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