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Bid Manager
Position: Location: Salary: Type:
Bid Manager London Competitive Permanent

ABOUT THE JOB:


Our client was established to enable the transition to full zero carbon, non-polluting power, and transport systems through the intelligent use of energy storage.

The company has established itself as a UK market leader in battery storage, with 225MW of operational and under construction grid-scale battery capacity and now is a leading firm in the financing and provision of turnkey solutions for electric vehicle fleets. The company has been consistently innovative since its founding in 2017, with major industry firsts in software development, market access, financing, and solution provision. It is backed by leading strategic energy storage investors and is uniquely positioned to meet customer demands with innovative solutions. Having raised multiple rounds of equity funding since inception, one of the largest battery portfolios in operation and over 25% of the UK’s EV buses, we are a rapidly growing company looking for talented hires to drive further growth.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

We are on a mission to make clean power easily accessible. To help us drive this forward we are looking for a Bid Manager to support our growth across the UK and Europe by managing and delivering successful bids in the zero-emission vehicle industry. Your proactive nature will allow you to confidently take accountability for identifying, developing, and winning bids. Using your effective communication skills, you’ll collaborate with our clients functional support areas to ensure overall team performance is optimised and issues are resolved quickly and effectively.

This is a hybrid working role where you’ll be able to split your time between home working and our Head Office in London.

A TASTE OF A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BID MANAGER:

  • Manage the creation of winning tenders through full bid lifecycle from Bid/No-Bid through to customer negotiation and Contract Award.
  • Lead the virtual bid team, drawn from across the business and including technical, financial, and business development support, to ensure each bid draws on the appropriate resources at the right time to enable successful tender delivery.
  • Own the bid resource planning to ensure capacity is aligned to demand, business resource requirements are forecasted and agreed in advance of the tender process.
  • Writing and/or coordinating the writing of bid content, ensuring it meets the quality required for a successful bid.
  • Engage in pre and post bid submission negotiations with the client encompassing technical, financial, legal, and commercial considerations, and act as an escalation point of contact in relation to bids.
  • Management of bid portals, enrolment on frameworks and the go/no go decision.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR FROM A BID MANAGER:

  • Experience within government and/or corporate sector tenders.
  • Experience within a Bids & Tenders capacity. Ideally within Transport, Energy or Engineering sectors.
  • Proven track record of managing the full life cycle of bid management from tender identification, evaluation, through to delivery, negotiation, and post contract closing/handover.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple SME/ workstreams ensuring delivery of high-quality tenders.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the EV and/or public transport and/or construction and/or energy landscape.
  • Renewable Energy Industry experience

OUR BENEFITS:

We have an open, honest, and trusting culture. Apart from the unparalleled opportunity to be at the forefront of the Net Zero revolution we are proud of the culture we have built. Here is what we can offer when you when joining our community:

  • We all work hard and go the extra mile so it’s important to rest and regenerate with 25 days holiday which increases after 5 years’ service.
  • To make your journeys easier we have a Season ticket loan and a Cycle to work scheme plus bike and showers.
  • Excellent opportunities for personal growth and responsibility plus a training budget.
  • 20% performance related bonus.
  • As COVID restrictions ease we will return to our central London offices in St James. Due to our rapid growth, we are looking to expand our office base in the coming months, and this will still be in central London.
  • Our ways of working have changed since the pandemic, and we promote flexible working including a mix of office and working from home.
  • Your wellbeing and health is important to us and we offer Vitality Private Medical Insurance (including Mental Health support) cover for you and your family.
  • Death In Service benefit – 4 x Base Salary.
  • EV Salary Sacrifice Scheme – We support employees who are interested in an EV Vehicle.
  • Supporting your passion is important to us and we offer one day per year for Volunteering.
  • Refer a friend bonus of £1500 for introducing great talent into our community.
  • As our community grows building social connections is key and we regularly organise social events.

OUR APPROACH TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:

Our client is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment which is as representative as possible of our society. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership pregnancy /maternity, race, nationality, religion or belief, gender, political beliefs, and sexual orientation. Our culture values meritocracy, openness, fairness, and transparency.
 

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