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Marketing - Bid Manager

£25,000 - £30,000
The North West

Job description

About your new role

Our Marketing team is made up of many teams that work together to support Weightmans' marketing processes. The teams include: business development; communications; CRM; events; profile raising; and projects.


Primary objectives

  • Work with the Bids Team to support, develop and implement all necessary bid procedures, governance and processes.
  • Work with the Bids Team to deliver high quality documents and presentations with the end result to contribute effectively to the Bids Team Target win rate, bid margin and achievement of internal SLAs.
  • Support the Bids Team and Partners across the firm to contribute to the overall financial objectives of the firm.


Key responsibilities


  • Manage the end-to-end bid process on appropriately sized bids (supported by Bid Managers)
  • Work to support the Bid Managers on larger scale bids
  • Develop a strong network internally, engaging with Client Relationship Partners (CRPs), product teams, finance and Operations Teams to deliver quality bid content.
  • Work within the Bid Managers and the CRP to develop a clear win strategy for each bid and ensure win themes are clear and compelling.
  • Contribute to the written proposal - both in terms of content and presentation (such as providing guidance around the executive summary).
  • Own and administer the RFPIO bid library to ensure the material is up to date and appropriately filed for ease and clarity of use.
  • Ensure timescales are achieved at each step of the bid process, including all internal governance, while taking the initiative in setting realistic deadlines.
  • Ensure on-time submission of compliant and commercially sound bids.
  • Co-ordinate and plan all client presentations required as part of the bid submission.
  • Drive continuous improvement, through post-bid reviews, both internally and with client organisations.
  • Own and administer the tracking of new bid opportunities in InterAction and keeping the bids watchlist up to date.
  • Support Bid Managers with the bids dashboard to track all bids and monitor feedback, helping Bid Managers to produce regular reports.
  • Assist with ad hoc business development & marketing projects that may require additional resource.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

About You

Ideally you will have previous experience of working in a similar role and in a similar environment.


Key Skills & Experience


  • This is a highly networked role that requires an ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines. It requires strong people management and commercial skills.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience within a similar role.
  • Strong academic background or successfully completed the Bid and Proposal Apprenticeship / APMP Foundation (Practitioner or Professional level desirable).
  • Candidate must be meticulous with a particular attention to detail and have the ability to work to deadlines within a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical skills. Commercially aware and astute.
  • Excellent IT skills (MS Office)
  • Well developed project and time management skills plus organisational skills.
  • Confident, assertive and resilient.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  • A  good understanding of marketing
  • Flexible – the role will be a mix of internal support to Partners and client facing activity so travel across Weightmans offices and to client offices will be required.
  • Hybrid working – the role will be North West based, alongside the wider team in the Liverpool and Manchester offices with remote working from home 3 days a week (subject to flexibility due to business needs).
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