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Bid Manager

Inspire Selection

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP314-1236

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

One of our clients is a multinational security business, looking for a Bid Manager to assist with writing proposals for new business.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate previous experience of producing complex conceptual written proposals in any business. Industry-specific training will be given.

Responsibilities:

• Prepare clear and concise written proposals for review by the Senior Commercial Management;
• Lead the research for and distribution of new potential opportunities through online resources and existing sources;
• In consultation with internal stakeholders, prepare comprehensive summaries (SOBs) of opportunities and RFP requirements for senior management bid/no bid decisions;
• Support the capture management process through input on current capabilities, pricing and operational effectiveness;
• Review RFP/RFQ/RFI/PQQ/EOI requests within 24 hours of receipt;
• Develop documents which present the solution with clear, measurable benefits;
• Identify and interview internal Subject Matter Experts and writers responsible for providing required information;
• Ensure all relevant documentation is completed within specified timeframes and all necessary approvals are obtained prior to execution;
• Research potential Teaming Partners, resources, vendors to utilize in competitive proposals;
• Draft client-specific scopes of work, management plans, transition plans, and quality assurance plans
• Coordinate and/or create graphics, flow charts, diagrams, and other images that visually underscore key messages and narratives;
• Provide technical and commercial support during the proposal review;
• Provide post-proposal support, to include creating PowerPoint presentations.
• Prepare and submit list of questions to client prospect
• Constantly monitors quality across the proposal and bid process and ensures legal compliance at all times;

Requirements

• Business-related Degree
• Minimum 3- 5 years’ experience within a commercially driven environment with a focus on preparation of client proposal documentation;
• Appetite for learning and developing yourself
• Experience with identifying new business opportunities and with managing and developing current business networks;
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, MS Word and Excel in particular,
• Well-developed interpersonal skills.
• Understanding of Socio-Economic factors within the Security industry would be advantageous;
• Ability to produce complex conceptual written proposals/documentation (aimed at new business);
• Must be able to assist in the production and negotiation of formal written agreements and contracts;
• Ability and willingness to work both within a highly structured team environment and autonomously, depending upon proposal requirements;
• Consultative approach and able to adapt easily to changes in deadlines and project terms;
• Highly developed sense of ethics and values;
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain excellent relationships with wide variety of stakeholders;
• Able to respond quickly to client requirements and maintain project pace;
• Superior communication skills – able to write clearly, succinctly and convincingly in a structured and methodical manner to meet objectives;
• Ability to present to an audience
• Analytical approach to all data presented and an interest in understanding data in a wider context;
• Ability to maintain composure and work productively in a fast paced environment

Thank you for your interest. All applications are viewed and evaluated according to the role requirements. We aim to contact shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks. As we often receive a high volume of applications, we are unable to reply to everyone. If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. (LV)

About the Company

Inspire Selection is an award winning recruitment agency, headquartered in Dubai which recruits across the Middle East region. We employ highly knowledgeable, professional consultants who are experts in connecting the right people with the right opportunities. Our reputation has been built upon our honesty, integrity and our ability to source candidates of the highest calibre right across our specialist sectors. As a result, we are recruitment partners to a wide spectrum of organisations - from leading blue chip companies to smaller, local businesses. Sectors we cover include HR, Administration, Finance & Accounting, Legal, Sales & Marketing including Digital Marketing, IT, Oil/Gas/Energy, Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing, Higher Education.

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