Junior Bid Manager

Location: Bristol, England Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Zak Mendoza

Junior Bid Manager


Junior Bid Manager needed for a multinational Defence organisation based in Bristol who are looking to employ a Junior Bid Manager with an in-depth knowledge of forecasting internal spend, management of budgets and someone with some experience in producing financial reports.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Junior Bid Manager will include:

Bid Management

  • Managing the production of bids
  • Adherence to the company's Limited Bids and Proposals Process
  • Creation and management of bid schedules
  • Securing the required resources
  • Creation of proposals that are compliant with customer ITT's and contain all information requested
  • Management of Bid Teams to ensure that bids are completed to a high-quality standard and are submitted by the required deadlines
  • Review of proposals to ensure that all content produced is clear, concise and all customer questions are fully answered
  • Facilitating Lessons Learned sessions


  • Supporting process improvement activity within the Bids and Proposals team
  • Management of internal budgets
  • Supporting graduate / apprentice development

What you need to be the successful Junior Bid Manager:

In order to be the successful Junior Bid Manager and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

People Management

  • Getting the best out of the team
  • Awareness of what motivates individuals
  • Ability to ensure individuals deliver on their promises

Planning / Scheduling

  • Creating a WBS
  • Producing schedules
  • Managing the production of estimates
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Proposal writing

Complexity and Creativity - Problem Solving:

  • Ability to work with multi-disciplined teams at all levels within the organisation
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining accurate records of decisions made

Judgements and Decisions - Advice:

  • Work to tight deadlines
  • Focus on priorities and to make key decisions to deliver best possible bid within given timescales

Financial Information:

  • Forecasting internal spend
  • Management of budgets
  • Production of financial reports

Contacts and Communications:

  • Communications skills supporting presentations, reviews and interaction with senior management, customers and stakeholders
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills

Special Features:

  • Qualified to APMP Foundation Level
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel within the UK as required
  • Government Security Clearance to SC level will be required of this post


  • Experience of working in defence, particularly in the Naval market
  • Experience of working in a Bids and Proposals environment

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Junior 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!

Please note that all applicants moving forward for the Junior Bid Manager must have obtained or be eligible for security clearance up to SC level.

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