Bid Writer – Public Sector
Location: United Kingdom, Remote
At AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.
Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.
We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we’re united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won’t transform a business or save the world: it’s the people that count.
AND Digital is looking to appoint a Senior Bid Writer, to join this vibrant and ambitious technology organisation. The Bid Manager will be joining a small team of passionate bid specialists within the Public Sector team. They will be responsible for managing the end-to-end bid process, providing structure and oversight across all deliverables.
The key responsibilities for this challenging and interesting role will include:
- Strong Bid Writing experience and good communication skills
- Capture planning and research for key public sector accounts and contract opportunities
- Bid governance including setting up tools & templates
- Leading on all comms and updates including Slack/portal management
- Onboarding and briefing all bid contributors & key stakeholders
- Agenda planning and facilitation of all bid meetings
- Due diligence deliverables e.g. financial & security compliance
- Contributing to written proposal e.g. win themes & evidence
- Final production and checks across all responses
- Taking ownership (in collaboration with the wider Bid Team) for managing the pipeline of opportunities, including monitoring invitations to tender, screening viable new opportunities, scheduling qualification meetings, updating systems and managing the qualification process.
Core skills and competencies
The ideal individual for this demanding role will have the following critical skills and competencies:
- At least 3 years’ experience in Bid Management for high-value public sector contracts
- Significant organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
- An analytic approach to deconstructing customer requirements within the bid and challenging accepted ways of working within the team
- A confident communicator, with a proven ability to engage with key stakeholders and manage the end-to-end bid process with confidence
- A highly proactive approach to managing their own workload, prioritising tasks according to urgency and impact
- An effective communicator, able to forge positive stakeholder relationships across the business, and facilitate across the bid management process
- Familiarity with the public sector procurement process, in responding to stages and co-ordinating presentations
- A strong team player, with the ability to identify team improvements, process efficiencies, and smarter ways of working.
Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, and APMP Foundation/Practitioner certification. They will have accrued a strong track record in the successful management of complex public sector bids, ideally within the technology sector. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Bid Manager to work at the forefront of the digital sector, winning further business across our portfolio of public sector organisations and agencies.
From the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there’s nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here’s three key things to understand about us:
- We’re built for people – like, real humans. Not ‘resources’ or ‘staff’. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.
- There’s no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That’s exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love – but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.
- Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it’s business critical for us.