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Bid Manager – Cambridge – Permanent

Nicholas Howard Limited are delighted to be recruiting for a new and exciting role as a Bid Manager.

Home based or in Cambridge, set within a dynamic market and a successful environment, we are now seeking a Bid Manager, responsible for supporting Key Account Managers in preparation of strategic proposals and ensuring all of our internal processes are applied ensuring the success of our teams.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supporting Key Account Managers in the preparation of strategic proposals with:

– Leader of the Bid preparation from the first meeting to internal kick off meetings, to transfer responsibilities to delivery organisation.

– Support sales by creating the bid strategy and identify required resources.

– Mobilizing resources contributing to the bid offer preparation.

– Illustrate solution concepts in business cases or cost calculations.

– Compile final offer documents and ensure the quality of final answer delivered to the client.

– Attending customer meetings.

  • Ensuring that internal financial rules are followed and standard tools are used.
  • Ensure internal processes are applied.
  • Transfer knowledge; documents and communicate project results for re-use supporting development of the pre-sales communities of interest.
  • Contribute to the Win/Loss analysis and action plan follow up to ensure process improvement and ROI.

Education & Experience:

  • Scientific background (Masters in Lifesciences) plus Marketing and or Project Management.
  • 5-10 years in the technical field (Regulatory Affairs or more globally R&D department) and at least 2 years of professional experience in a similar role within an international and multicultural environment.
  • Ability to understand technical content with methodology and strong experience on how to transform and write a technical and complex project content into a crystal-clear solution, tailor made for the business needs.

Key Skills:

  • Solid experience in Proposal writing.
  • Team player attitude.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and to manage deadlines to avoid time pressure.
  • Excellent social and communication skills.
  • Pro-active.
  • Self-driven.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Fluent in English for daily contact with internal and external partners, German and French would be a plus.

Core Competencies:

  • Good organisational skills.
  • Goal orientated.
  • Good computer skills MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and CRM Salesforce).

To be considered for this position please apply below.