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Contract and Bids Manager

  • Location: Wareham
  • Salary: competitive per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Emma Bainbridge
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: asap
  • Expiry Date: 09 July 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH82322_1716902194

Are you an experienced Contract and /or Bids Manager keen to support solutions within the manufacturing, energy and oil & gas sectors? If so the following permanent role might be for you….

The Bid Manager will reporting directly to the Division Commercial Manager and be a crucial part of the order winning team for the Filtration and Energy Solutions (FES) division of this award winning business based in Poole.

The successful Bids Manager must be skilled at finding imaginative solutions to enable the Sales team to win complex opportunities, whilst identifying and appropriately managing business risk, integrating and developing processes that meet business needs and leading multi-functional teams to implement the relevant transactional strategy.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of the commercial processes, including cost and bid compilation for the production of world class winning bids, reviewing and drafting contractual documentation and negotiating in accordance with corporate policy and applicable legal requirements.

This role will suit someone who has proven customer facing experience, contract management and/or estimating experience, risk control and process compliance, and most importantly someone with a highly developed ability to produce winning bids that deliver results.

You will be responsible for:

* Managing the commercial process from bidding through iterative revision and completion.
* Compilation of robust costings for the various bids supported by a mix of supply chain quotes
* Drafting, reviewing and negotiating terms and conditions/commercial contracts and associated documents for major business prospects;
* Management of the bid sanctioning process ensuring all stakeholders are engaged and appraised of the bid content in a timely manner prior to the formal sanction gates and milestones, and obtaining necessary approvals;
* Liaising with Sales team and Project Managers to address successes/failures and feed lessons learned back into the front end processes;
* Regular communication between wider internal stakeholders to ensure the correct; prioritisation of bid support and raising awareness of upcoming projects;

You will have:
* Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university
* Proven Risk Management & proposal leadership experience
* Prior experience with reviewing and producing complex contractual agreements, proposal development and negotiation of contractual terms.
* Demonstrated prior experience of oil & gas, powergen and energy contract negotiations (desirable)
* Appreciation of trade compliance requirements
* Proficient in Project Management tools (i.e., MS Project) or similar project tool (s)
* Willingness to travel to customer meetings if required

The package:
* You'll receive a very competitive salary (please get in touch for details on this) and other benefits including 8% matched pension, 25 days' (plus bank holidays). In addition there are other non-tangible benefits including a commitment to training, development and career development. Plus of course an early finish on a Friday!!