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Bid Manager

Location: Ampthill Salary: £58 - £68 per hour
Sector: Defence, Engineering, Space Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: Lilli Lacey

Bid Manager

(6 month Contract - Ampthill)

Bid Manager needed for a highly reputable defence and aerospace organisation based in Ampthill. My clients are looking to employ a driven and experienced Bid Manager to join the rapidly changing, dynamic site. This is a key leadership position central to the growth of the business through the application of experienced Capture management. The Bid Manager is responsible for the successful leadership of selected captures across the Ampthill business. They are responsible for establishing and executing specific capture win plans and leadership of associated capture teams to ensure effective transition to the Delivery Teams upon winning the new business.

The specific Job description of the Bid Manager:
Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaising closely with Business Development and Delivery teams, in 'shaping the game' regarding customer requirements, and determining the most advantageous (to the customer and organisation) proposition. Critical to this will be ensuring appropriate through-life design, facilitating seamless delivery performance as the programme transitions through the lifecycle.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the Capture Process from Opportunity identification through to Transition to Contract performance, providing process leadership to the Proposal Managers and those from other functions involved in the process of delivering proposals.
  • Responsibility for assigned Capture budget definition and adherence, including maintenance of Work Flow Planning and associated Bridge entries.
  • Full responsibility for cost, schedule and performance of assigned captures, delivering the Value Proposition.
  • Working with Functional Leads to deliver all assigned Capture programmes.
  • Responsibility for leveraging the matrix organisation to ensure appropriate skills are in place to support and execute captures.
  • Managing Capture Risk and Opportunity to meet Customer and company objectives, maximising utilisation of Lessons Learned.
  • Engaging with Suppliers, ensuring the organisation can optimally meet its commitments.
  • Assisting peers and colleagues in Line of Business and Functional Departments to meet capture and business growth objectives.
  • Contribution to the development of business strategy.
  • Ensure programme / proposal compliance with standards, legislation, Corporate Policy Statements and all other required controls.
  • Deputising for other Capture team members as required.
  • Personnel responsibilities include the direction of employees assigned to multiple programmes from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.

The required skills of the Bid Manager:

Specifically, the Bid Manager will need:

  • Experience in programme management on high value programmes.
  • Proven broad Capture performance and experience with military and commercial technology campaigns.
  • Strong experience of and proven track record in complying with the Business Winning and Capture processes.
  • Experience leading a multi-disciplined team in developing software and/or hardware propositions.
  • A strong engineering background.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership qualities.
  • Ability to confidently present materials to peers, customers and senior leadership.
  • The chosen candidate must be eligible for SC clearance

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Bid Manager to progress their career. If you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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