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Bid Manager

A charity are looking for a Bid Manager to be responsible for the end to end project management of all tender opportunities. This includes analysing opportunities, making recommendations to progress/not progress, bid writing, bid modelling including budgets and overall bid management in a project team approach. This also includes presenting to commissioning teams. The role will work as part of the business development team as a central group resource.

The role will work closely with the partnership managers to ensure market intelligence; local knowledge and operational expertise are included.

This role can be home-based anywhere in the UK.

-To carry out effective delivery of the group strategy day to day through bid management including achievement of individual and team income generation targets (set each financial year).
-Lead and project manage winning tenders and other funding bids including bid writing, modelling, developing budgets and leading on delivering presentations to commissioners.
-Be responsible for the end to end process from identification through to implementation handover, including accurate and timely updates on BD information systems during tender lifecycle.
-Work closely with partnership managers to deliver high quality, winning bids and proposals, including re-tenders for existing services and proactive developments with external partners.
-Work closely with the Business Development Analyst to ensure bid budgets are scrutinised and sense checked.
-Work closely with the Bid Coordinator to ensure SSQs/PQQs are completed and all administrative support required as part of a tender is in place.
-Identify all information required for all tenders around market intelligence and localised knowledge with partnership managers and work collaboratively to ensure this is provided on time.
-Develop comprehensive project plans for every bid to ensure effective bid management to key deadlines.
-Keep up to date with the external agenda of policy, funding and other changes that impact on our work as shared by partnership managers and through own professional development.
-Actively contribute to processes for continuous improvement in business development practice, including feedback and learning and incorporate in own performance.
-Communicate and disseminate intelligence and best practice about contract and procurement within business development team.
-Lead and manage project teams for bids.

Skills and Experience required:
-Demonstrable experience of working in a business development role for at least 12 months
-Track record in winning bids and generating income
-Experience of bid writing
-Experience of modelling to a variety of service models
-Setting and management of financial budgets.
-Demonstrable experience of project management
-Experience of working in health and social care sectors, especially mental health and/or substance misuse