AECOM are looking for Bid Managers to join our successful team based in either Birmingham, London or Manchester.
The Bid Manager works on major bids using their experience and expertise to guide and support senior business leaders, technical teams, bid teams and capture managers in the End Markets to effectively deliver winning bids. The Bid Manager has a target win rate of 50%.
The Bid Manager is responsible for leading bid teams in the creation of win strategy, driving that strategy through all stages of the bid from facilitation of kick off, delivery method creation, commercial challenge, through bid submission to interview / presentation preparation and debrief. The Bid Manager provides consistency through all stages and is responsible for sharing lessons learnt and enabling continuous improvement in our bidding efforts.
Works with SAM/CAM teams to gather client and scope intelligence and gain an understanding of positioning activities
Manages a holistic approach to bidding, starting with creation of a win strategy, using our Four Rules approach, focused on the client’s needs and competition beating solutions, through bid execution to debrief
Manages delivery of the bid in conjunction with the capture manager and support services
Works with the capture manager to identify all technical, work winning, visual communications and marketing resources and skills required to ensure they are available when needed
Ensures effective and consistent use of the work winning process and tools, for all bids
Engages early with marketing teams on thought leadership, marketing and PR campaigns to position AECOM with the client key decision makers for the opportunity
Coaches and trains bid teams in the creation of win strategies, writing and pricing bids
Manages legal and bid governance tasks
Provides effective facilitation of the quality and commercial kick-off sessions, delivery method workshop, answer plan sessions, commercial challenge team and quality reviews and debrief sessions
Manages quality element of the bid, answer plan and review sessions, giving a clear brief of the task to writers and contributors
Manages commercial element of the bid facilitating relevant workshops such as pricing lessons learnt and commercial challenge team reviews
Manages and reports on the bid budget
Fully understands and communicates project/framework scope and all bid document content to the bid team
Manages creation and maintenance of a shared area, bid folder structure, RAG deliverables and bid programme
Oversees communication of the daily progress updates and identified risks to delivering a winning bid
This management position requires clear thinking, strong strategic skills, the ability to create empathy and rapport with internal colleagues and external clients, and a cooperative ability to constructively engage and lead the business in winning work.
Candidates must have proven depth and breadth of experience in working with UK+I pursuit and bid teams to facilitate the creation of win strategies and positioning activities on major opportunities across all End Markets. This leadership position demands depth and breadth of experience in delivering major winning bids.
Other key competencies include a good knowledge of the Architect-Engineer business, a strong track record in the implementation of Work Winning methods and a strong track record of winning in a multi-geography, multi-market, multi-discipline enterprise.
Consistently raises and exceeds expectations, does more than asked
Solves big problems, or finds new opportunities without needing direction
Is known as an expert by other employees
Helps others be more productive by improving the work environment
Degree level (preferable)
Master’s degree (desirable)
APMP Professional qualification (desirable)
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.