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Bid Manager


GB Portsmouth, GB, PO6 4TT Salisbury, GB, SP11 8HT Warminster, Bath, GB, BA12 0BS

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:            Bid Manager

Location:            Portsmouth, Andover or Warminster, UK – Hybrid working arrangements
Compensation:  Up to £55,000 (Dependant on Experience), Benefits
Role Type:          Full time and Permanent
Role ID:              SF50600


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Bid Manager at either our Portsmouth, Andover or Warminster site. 


The role

As a Bid Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will work as part of the Land Future Business Team, supporting the Bid Programme Directors and Business Winning Managers in the quality application of the end-to-end Business Winning Methodology throughout the Sector. You will work within a very well respected and highly motivated team who are excited at the prospect at welcoming someone else into the team. The work life flexibility that the team has is second to none. 


Day to day, you’ll develop and manage the bid programme from bid inception to contract award, coordinating and facilitating activities throughout the capture and proposal phases as required as well as undertaking business winning activities, owning/assisting in the production of quality functional outputs, including bid strategies, competitive assessments, win strategies, and value propositions that differentiate Babcock’s offering/proposal from the competition.


Key Duties of the Bid Manager:

  • Support the assigned business winning lead on major opportunities (Bid Programme Directors or Business Winning Managers) in the application of the ‘end to end’ Business Winning Methodology
  • Where required, undertake the role of business winning lead on bids as appropriate, providing functional leadership to the specific bid team
  • Provide day to day management support and leadership to the bid team, including management of the bid programme budget, and project controls to ensure effective progress is maintained
  • Instil a culture of objective review, constructive challenge, and refinement at every stage to maximise the quality of business winning outputs and increase win rates
  • Ensure effective and objective opportunity qualification and application of the bid governance process

Experience of the Bid Manager:

  • Business winning professional with bid coordinator/management experience and experience in supporting/leading the application of recognised business winning methodologies on bids
  • Understanding and experience of capture phase activities, including producing quality capture outputs – Desirable
  • Project Management experience – Desirable 
  • Ability to motivate and lead multi-functional teams
  • Experience of business winning within service-based/highly regulated industries
  • Experience working on complex tenders 


The Bid Manager role is conducted of a 37.5 hour working week and is a hybrid, full time position within the company. 

The Bid Manager must be able to achieve SC security clearance level for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme 6% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International 
For over 130 years Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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