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Bid Manager

 Location: UK - Hatfield, UK - London, UK - Reading, UK - Manchester, UK - Edinburgh | Job-ID: 196293 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: Sales

Life on the team

We have a fantastic new opportunity for you to join our Bid Management Team if you’ve set your heart on a career in Bid Management, join Computacenter as a Bid Manager in Hatfield/London on a permanent basis and you’ll find there’s everything in place for you to succeed.

The Bid Management Team provide a Bid Management service to the business that follows the company bid process and best practices throughout the lifecycle of a bid to deliver comprehensive and complete documentation that meet our customers’ exact requirements. 


You will be part of a diverse and passionate team; the role will offer you the chance to develop your career with us and we will with give you the chance to further obtain professional accreditations. 
You will be working across several industries on an international basis whilst engaging with several different stakeholders internally. 
We are a company where people matter. We are diverse, flexible, and open. We are family friendly, supportive and offer hybrid working.  We have a can-do attitude, and we aim to support and grow our Computacenter family in whichever direction they choose to go, be that up or to a completely new part of the business.



What you’ll do



  • Preparation and planning of bid projects (bid team, bid plan, work packages, milestones, deadlines)
  • Planning and management of bid internal communication in the bid team and with other key stakeholders in the organisation (working closely with the bid opportunity owner)
  • Management of the virtual bid team and operational management of bid projects (in-time, in-quality, resource, deliverables) with the focus on the bid management of tasks in the bid team
  • Planning and tracking of agreed internal and external bid delivery dates and ensuring completeness and consistency of the respective contributors within the bid team
  • Preparation and implementation of activities for the development and documentation of bid strategy, differentiators, win themes, key messages and content for proposals and presentations
  • Planning and ownership of the handling the documents (filing structure, naming conventions, responsibilities) including ownership of bid collaboration portal for document management and effective collaborative working
  • Collect, prepare, and integrate standard proposal content as well as customised bid content for the customer
  • Responsible for the quality of offer documents and presentations (realisation of bid differentiation, format, spelling), considering the individuality of different customers
  • Support of customer specific campaigns, coordination of marketing support, ensuring Computacenter brand compliance
  • Closure of bid projects (provision of content for re-use into standard knowledge & bid libraries)
  • Management and / or participation of/in projects to increase effectiveness / efficiency of presales projects


What you’ll need



  • Technical or commercial education, primarily education or adequate professional experience
  • Familiar with bidding industry and best practice (i.e., APMP, Shipley)
  • Assertive with strong organisational skills, able to manage multiple priorities
  • Able to think creatively and find pragmatic solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – verbal and written – credible at all levels of the organisation and in different country contexts
  • Strong business acumen with ability to use relevant company bid data sources 
  • Experience in the virtual bid team leadership (without disciplinary responsibility)
  • Experienced in document creation, collaboration and management using Office 365 tools including SharePoint, MS Teams etc.



About us




About us

With over 20,000 employees across the globe, we work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology, and helping our customers to source, transform and manage their technology infrastructure in over 70 countries. We deliver digital technology to some of the world’s greatest organisations, driving digital transformation, enabling people and their business. 

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