Bid Manager – Software/Systems/SaaS – Derby

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Bid Manager – Software/Systems/SaaS – Derby

Bid Manager required for a growing organisation based in Derby, near to the train station, where you will play a key part in the continued business growth across this client’s solution portfolio. You will complement the existing teams strengths by bringing sound software, digital and systems expertise to the table. You will help generate and shape opportunities, and will lead the end-to-end process to deliver our bids to our clients ensuring value is added by meeting customer needs.

The ideal candidate will be a resilient bid management professional, confident in hitting the ground running and ability to ask the right technical questions to gain the necessary information.

Key Responsibilities of the role

  • Deliver successful, creative and high-quality compelling bids enabling new order wins and repeat business through the process of bid or no-bid assessment, decision-making and bid preparation;
  • Ensure each and every opportunity is analysed in the context of our overall strategic direction, adopting an appropriate bid strategy to include win themes, unique selling propositions and identification/mitigation of critical issues;
  • Provide insight, clarity and understanding of customer requirements to all internal stakeholders;
  • Collate and review key supplier responses, commercial terms and quotations in a timely manner;
  • Work with our functions and technical leads to pull together the factual information required for each bid, then use your writing skills to communicate this in a creative, consistent and persuasive way that addresses the key questions asked (and in some cases not asked!);
  • Upon contract award, support the commercial handover to the operations team including collation and handover of all documentation;
  • Support our engagement, negotiations and meetings with customers, partners and suppliers;

Key Skills of the role

  • A confident, resilient and competitive individual with the ability and drive to take ownership and galvanise stakeholders with competing delivery demands into action;
  • Able to lead complex bids requiring input from multiple stakeholders around the company;
  • Experience of creating successful bids within a technical software and/or technical integration environment, ideally within transformational Tech/IT Systems/Software/SaaS;
  • Ability to balance customer needs with our strategic aims and objectives;
  • Ability to understand the questions really being asked by clients and answer these creatively;
  • Strong attention to detail, and ability to work on complex bids in a highly regulated environment.


The salary for this position is flexible for the right candidate, please apply to discuss in more detail, plus excellent benefits and fantastic company culture.

Interested?! Send your up to date CV to Ian Tittley at Crimson for review

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Bid Manager – Software/Systems/SaaS – Derby

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