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Senior Bid Manager

Senior Bid Manager

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Forest Row
Rydon Group Ltd
East Sussex
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Rydon is a successful construction, development, maintenance, investment and management group operating throughout England, predominantly in London and the southern counties. We are a dynamic, multi talented organisation, working across a wide range of construction market sectors within the built environment. Rydon consists of four operating companies with a focus on education, residential and healthcare sectors and provides new build, refurbishment, lifecycle and maintenance services. 

Job Purpose

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Bid Manager to join our bids team based at our Head Office in Forest Row, East Sussex. As part of this role you will provide bids management expertise to lead our central bid writing and coordination team, setting and achieving deadlines to create winning bid responses. You will use your leadership skills to assemble technical and subject matter experts to assist in the production of compelling bid content that meet (or exceed) client expectations. You will also set clear timelines and targets for your teams. You will also be responsible for bid quality, ensuring that the presentation and content of all bid submissions meets our already very high standards. 


You will be joining a team that creates and produces bid responses for tender enquiries at both PQQ (pre-qualification questionnaire) and ITT (invitation to tender) stages. These tenders might cover construction, development, planned and responsive maintenance within the housing, education and healthcare sectors. As such the role offers genuine diversity where no two days are the same.


Key duties will include;

  • Research, review, evaluate and understand the requirements of identified projects, suggesting successful strategies for response
  • Providing and writing quality answers for pre-qualification and tender documents to meet submission requirements
  • To manage the contributions of others supporting the bid to ensure timely delivery of best quality responses
  • Obtain feedback on successful and unsuccessful PQQs and Tenders and deliver to colleagues to use to improve future submissions
  • Ability to manage complex / multi-disciplinary bids across the business units

Experience Required

The successful candidate will demonstrate previous experience as a Bid Manager and have experience of preparing and delivering successful bids. You will demonstrate excellent leadership skills and the ability to motivate/lead disparate teams to provide bid content, even when they are based in remote locations. Whilst experience of bid submissions in the construction/built environment would be helpful, other sector experience will be considered as it is more important that the successful candidate is able to demonstrate experience assembling and leading bid teams to success. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and you will have the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines and communicate and influence at senior levels.


If you have the above experience, we'd strongly encourage you to apply. 

Additional Information

As a well established, progressive company we are committed to attracting and retaining individuals by offering an excellent benefits package that includes a wide range of core and voluntary benefits.


Rydon is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity in employment. Successful candidates will be selected solely on their ability to carry out the duties of the post.  


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