Bids & Tender Manager

Job Description

TTM Healthcare, A Deloitte Gold Standard Company and 2016 Public Sector and Professional Services  Recruitment Agency of the year (Recruiter Awards) is expanding.    We are Ireland's largest independent Healthcare Recruitment Company operating a network of offices across the UK and Ireland.   Due to continued growth we are recruiting a Bid Manager to join our Bids and Tender Team

The bid manager will work directly with the Head of Bids and Tenders to maintain a centre of excellence for all bid activity, managing bid opportunities from the cradle to the grave
Key Functions
  • Utilising the incumbent process and evolving approach for all bids
  • Writing and storyboarding content from scratch
  • Assisting with the qualification of opportunities
  • Managing the full life-cycle of any allocated bid from Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) through to Invitation to Tender (ITT)
  • Facilitating and chairing of Kick-Off, Sign-Off and Proof Read Reviews
  • Creating bespoke and compliant bid responses;
  •  Ensuring 'Hot Buttons' and 'Win Themes' have been effectively mapped and implemented 
  • Defining the structure of the bid
  • Planning and managing the bid activities, resources and risks
  • Assessing bid resources required and availability
  • Reviewing and monitoring progress and resolving / escalating issues.
  • Ensuring quality content is created and received from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and ultimately an exceptional bid response is created
  • Checking all internal sign-off points have been obtained prior to submission of a bid
  • Assisting at presentation stage to ensure a consistent message is delivered
  • Performing lessons learnt reviews to gain feedback internally
  • Carrying out client debriefs to understand the strengths and weaknesses of bid responses
  • Updating the information library on a frequent basis to ensure the best boilerplate is readily available.
The Ideal Candidate must be:
  • Results Focused;
  • Customer Centric;
  • Teamwork;
  • Innovative;.
  • Logical;
  • Organised;
  • Attention to Detail;
  • Computer Literacy;
  • Communicates Effectively;
  • Process Driven;
    • Process orientated

In addition the successful candidate must have:
  • Foundation or above accreditation to the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (desirable)
  • Proven experience in running successful major tendering exercises in the UK and / or Ireland to the HSE, NHS; CCS / LPP / HTE (desirable)
  • Experience of and an understanding of the recruitment agency and / or healthcare environment (desirable)
  • Proven experience in writing high level tender documents (mandatory)
  • Experience/ Understanding of the legal requirements in purchasing / tendering laws (mandatory)
  • The ability to operate at all levels of the business (desirable)

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