Bid Manager

Blackburn Permanent

Job Reference: 014088

Due to the award of new programmes and investment, a leading manufacturer of complex components to the aerospace, defence, rail and technology sectors has a new vacancy for a Bid Manager. Capable of reading, translating technical drawings and bill of materials candidates are sought with previous experience working in a similar position from within a complex manufacturing environment.



Commutable from: Blackburn, Burnley, Darwen, Preston, Bolton, Rochdale, Wigan, Chorley, Nelson, Halifax.


Salary: £ 45,000 - £ 55,000 + benefits


Suitable for: Bid Manager, Bids & Proposals Manager, Estimating Engineer, Proposals Manager, Commercial Manager.



The Role


This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading company who have secured significant investment and are developing a number of new high technology products, candidates will be responsible for compiling Bids and Proposals for customers both in the UK and internationally.


Key responsibilities:


Structuring proposals and submitting bids

Collate RFQ packs and issue to the Estimating team

Responsible for the collation of active and prospective bid information, including information of prospective competitors.

Work with customers and partners in bids to ensure that all information is brought together on time

Responsible for the receipt of all data and system logging of RFQ‘s RFI‘s and other enquires

Ensure the Bid log is up to date and accurate at all times

Work with the Sales Managers to obtain feedback from customers

Gather data from customers & external sources to ensure a successful bid can be submitted



The Candidate


As Bid Manager, you will be capable of reading and translating technical drawings and Bill of Materials, the successful candidate will have previous experience in bid management and delivery from within a complex manufacturing environment. With excellent written and verbal communication skills you will be able to develop long term relationships with customers and be able to work on multiple bids concurrently to ensure all deadlines are met efficiently and bids are of the highest quality possible.


The Bid Manager will be well versed in bid best practices including compliance & quality control in addition to managing partnerships and influencing strategic decisions you will demonstrate a high level of commercial awareness including P&L, risk mitigation and risk management.


For more information and to apply for the role of Bid Manager, send a CV to James Charlett

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