Bid Delivery Manager

IRIS | Networx | Recruitment Software & Services

We have an exciting opportunity for the newly created role of Bid Delivery Manager to join our business. The primary responsibility of the role will be to support the management and delivery of high-quality bids to secure new and retain existing business. This role will support the Bid Leads in the management of core and extended bid teams; assist in managing internal and external key stakeholder relationships, administer the bid from beginning to end and ensure adherence to the Liberata bid process, governance and sign-off mechanisms.

This role requires the position holder to motivate stakeholders thoroughout the business with the ability to work under pressure whilst managing multiple priorities, together with strong intepersonal skills, having the ability to influence at all levels within the organisation.

The successful candidate will have an energetic and organised attitude, together with the ability to ensure a uniform bid response structure and appearance by maintaining bid templates and crafting outlines and storyboards for a cohesive bid support process. Manage the bid library, ensuring it includes reusable content for bids and standard proposals for repeatable product or service sales. Additionally, handle the completion of new and re-applications to frameworks, and adeptly respond to opportunities within those frameworks. The role requires the position holder to demonstrate strong quantitative and analytical skills, collaborate with subject matter experts and have excellent oral and written communication skills, including design and presentation capabilities. The position holder will be required to identify opportunities to improve processes, including the collation of feedback from clients on the quality and applicability of bids submissions, price sensitivity analysis and identify areas of strength or weakness.

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in handling and supporting bids for the public sector, specifically in outsourcing opportunities. They will also possess comprehensive understanding of the outsourcing sector, supported by a minimum of five years expertise in a commercial outsourced environment. This role involves occasional travel.

Key Tasks And Responsibilities

  • Tender monitoring, bid planning and bid process management and administration.
  • Working closely with the core bid team to generate clear and concise bid responses.
  • Support and research around premarket engagement.
  • Providing support and guidance to the extended bid team.
  • Collation of a risk register for each bid and production of gateway templates to ensure all aspects of governance are applied.
  • Arrange and contribute to workshops in support of storyboarding bid responses, value propositions and client analysis.
  • Authoring new bid content and tailoring existing content for responses regarding corporate and supporting functions.
  • Completion of core Expression of Interest, PQQ, ITT documentation and the provision of certificates, references etc.
  • Reviewing, challenging and editing bid content in line with the agreed sales and solutions messaging.
  • Managing the wider red and executive reviews of any bid responses.
  • Progress chasing the input to bids, escalating issues where appropriate.
  • Submission of bid responses in accordance with our bid governance and to meet the requirements of the client.
  • Recording and reporting on the status of bids at all stages in the bid process.

Essential Skills And Attributes

  • Educated to graduate level (or equivalent), with previous Bid Management experience
  • Understanding of the outsourcing sector with a minimum of five years’ experience in a commercial outsourced environment.
  • Experience of working on and supporting bids into public sector on outsourcing opportunities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Relevant IT skills with experience of using Microsoft Office and graphics and design programmes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence at all levels within an organisation.
  • Demonstrated strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Effective at managing multiple priorities.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.

Benefits Package

At Liberata we believe in rewarding our team members for their hard work. For the right individual Liberata will provide the opportunity to develop your career with a leading supplier of services and software to public and private organisations across the UK, along with a competitive salary and great benefits to include:

  • Single person private medical health cover.
  • 25 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays.
  • Part of the Commission scheme for ‘Big Ticket bids’
  • Life assurance which is equivalent to 4 times annual salary.
  • Defined contributory pension scheme – employees can contribute up to 6% and the company will match the contribution to a maximum of 6%.
  • Enhanced employee benefits – we have a reward scheme for all Liberata employees, using a gateway called ‘Look Inside’. Here employees can access a wide range of benefits, rewards and discounts.
  • Access to employee wellbeing initiatives.
  • Charity and volunteering initiatives.
  • Employee assistance programme.

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