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Last Updated: 8/04/22

Job Description

Bid Manager

Department: Marketing

Location: London or Manchester

Contract: Permanent (Full-Time)

Shape BPP’s approach to bid opportunities to maximise business growth

Leading on researching, writing, preparing, and submitting high quality bids that positively support the achievement of a significant B2B revenue growth target, this role is fundamental to positioning BPP as a provider of choice for employers through the tender process. You will build strong relationships with key stakeholders to put in place a robust end to end BID process for both existing and prospective client BID activity to ensure BIDs are managed in a timely manner. With such ambitious growth targets, you will – over time – be tasked with evolving and growing the BID function to support increased BID activity across the BPP Group.

What you’ll be doing

  • Work with BPP’s in-house teams to identify repeat/new business tender opportunities
  • Centralise and organise those opportunities against BPP Group strategy, their contract value, and the verticals they cover
  • Analyse BIDs to lead the BID/no BID score-carding system throughout the sales team
  • Implement a robust end to end BIDs management process
  • Coordinate and schedule the resource and support needed to deliver the various assets and output for each tender
  • Write or co-write compelling, high-quality content in BIDs and proposals
  • Oversee quality, technical, and commercial aspects of BIDs, developing best practice toolkits, systems, and processes
  • Manage the relationship with procurement teams in external organisations
  • Manage and maintain the BID and Content library
  • Lead the production of materials for pitch process and prepare speakers for rehearsals
  • Set group wide KPIs for BIDs and create BID tracker and subsequent BID dashboard to report on group wide BID activity and KPIs through the provision of management reports
  • Create a strategy and set BID targets specifically for the public sector

Choose a better work-life balance

With hybrid working available, you’ll be able to split your time between one of our centres and wherever you choose to call home. Either way, you’ll benefit from a vibrant workplace and a culture that believes in looking after others, while being part of a diverse workforce where difference is celebrated. In addition, you’ll work alongside other like-minded professionals who champion progress, while having opportunities to develop in an environment where creativity and innovation is rewarded.

On top of a competitive salary, we provide a generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days, and there’s a rewards package that includes retail discounts, Group Personal Pension Plan, dedicated healthcare, and dental plans that offer additional assurance to look after you and your family. Brilliantly, you can also study any of BPP’s courses for free – be it a professional qualification or full degree.

What we’re looking for

  • A proven track record of success in competitive tender / BID writing, leading to securing strategic, high value contracts (£1m+)
  • Knowledge and experience of bidding in the public sector or of preparing large, structured BIDs in the private sector, preferably with an education or training provider background
  • BID drafting and technical writing experience, ability to create a compelling narrative and story and evaluate and enhance responses drafted by others
  • Able to process and analyse a broad range of data quickly and effectively
  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and focus on quality/accuracy
  • Effective communicator, able to foster good relationships with people across the organisation
  • Ability to respond to decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Integrity, credibility, and calmness under pressure
  • Experience of working across a multitude of product verticals
  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams and proven track record of performance optimisation
  • Proficient in using tools such as Salesforce and Office365
  • A desire to problem solves, and to challenge and be challenged
  • Awareness of the commercial aspects of bidding and how to win

Sound like the perfect fit? Apply today.



Company Details

London, London, United Kingdom
BPP University. BPP University is part of the BPP Group and is a distinct legal entity with its own degree-awarding powers. With a dedicated management team, it has a responsibility for upholding high standards of governance, educational provision, resourcing and quality assurance.