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Senior Bid Manager

Location: UK - Hatfield, UK - London | Job-ID: 86186 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: Others




We are seeking an experienced Senior Bid Manager to join our UK Bid Management team. 


This is a highly networked role that requires an ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines. It requires strong people management and confidence working with Senior Technical and Operational SMEs and Senior Leaders. Typical measures of success include win rate, revenue secured, and retention rates.


The successful candidate needs proven experience in:

  •             Manage the end-to-end bid process: project manage the bid process and response from the receipt of the PQQ or RFP for large, complex bids
  •             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
  •             Preparation and implementation of activities for the development and documentation of bid strategy, differentiators, win themes, key messages and content for proposals and presentations
  •             Contributing to the written proposal (including providing guidance around the executive summary).
  •             Managing complex, multi-workstream opportunities. Solid understanding and management of internal governance procedures.
  •             Supporting customer specific campaigns, coordination of marketing support, ensuring Computacenter brand compliance
  •             Creating winning presentations which support the written submission
  •             Closuring bid projects (provision of content for re-use into standard knowledge & bid libraries)
  •             Collecting, preparing and integrating standard proposal content as well as customised bid content for the customer.
  •             Driving continuous improvement, through post-bid reviews, both internally and with customers.

We require a minimum of 7+ years working in the bid and proposal industry in a senior role. For example: Telecoms, Managed IT services, complex hosting/cloud.


The candidate needs to have valid SC-level UK government clearance to work on secure, confidential bids. 


The candidate needs to have successfully completed the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Practitioner or above.  Fluent in English, other European languages would be helpful but not essential.  Based in the UK this candidate needs to be able to regularly attend the Hatfield  and London offices, and other UK offices (if required).


The candidate requires excellent team working, the ability to work with people across our organisation at all levels from senior to junior. Professional and with a calm manner, this candidate needs to be able to work well in a pressured bidding environment. 


Current information for our applicants

Business as usual? Not quite. Of course, the Corona crisis also presents us with major challenges.


However, we are broadly positioned across various industries, plan for the long term and have always been flexible in our approach to our customers, especially in times of crisis. Our core business is digitisation. We believe that this topic will continue to grow in importance for many companies in both public and private sectors.


That's why there are still areas of our business with clear hiring requirements – and we would like to bring talent like you on board! By the way, we have completely virtualised our application process and our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions.


We are still looking forward to getting to know you!


About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 16,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £5.05 billion (2019). We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


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