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Bid Manager - Government & Air Transport Operators IT Solutions, UK (LHR)

AIR TRANSPORT: The Bid Manager leads virtual globally distributed Bid Teams, developing and communicating goals, and coordinating staff across a matrix structure typically consisting of business development and solution design teams along with various corporate departments, third party partners and suppliers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Sales & Business Development (S&BD) team to maintain an understanding of customer objectives and monitor potential to win and qualification status at all stages during the bid process

  • Facilitate workshops with the S&BD leads and the bid team to ensure that a compelling commercial offer, the win strategy and themes are understood and communicated to the team

  • Work with the solution designers to produce a solution that is affordable to the customer whilst meeting business and product objectives

  • Develop the overall bid project plan, and build and manage the virtual Bid Team to produce the bid deliverables in an effective and efficient manner and in line with agreed bid delivery time line

  • Coordinate the negotiation team in the pre-contract stage with the Customer, including the setting up of appropriate commercial partnership agreements and underpinning contracts to support contract deliverables whilst ensuring that the relevant internal expertise is involved in the closure of commercial, financial and legal issues with the customer.


  • Minimum B.A. level or equivalent professional experience

  • Formal Project Management training.


  • Will have at least 3 years experience managing bids in a matrix organization

  • Experience supporting Sales and Business Development teams in business/IT solutions would be an advantage

  • Experience in developing successful relationships at Senior Manager level

  • Knowledge of the airport operations industry would be an advantage

  • Experience in managing Government tenders

  • Experience with international bid management.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong commercial acumen coupled with effective influencing and negotiation skills

  • Strong project and people management skills to establish credibility internally necessary for managing cross-functional and cross-Business Unit Bid Teams

  • An understanding of the Air Transport Industry and relevant IT systems

  • Recognizes, understands and can create empathy with customer business issues

  • Effective communicator and presenter internally and externally at Senior Manager level

  • Full understanding of sales cycle.

Duration: 12 months + or full time.

Rate: Please quote expected salary or day rate.

Client will consider freelance or full time employees for this role.





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