Required: Bid Manager Location: hybrid working model , 4-5 days needed per week onsite in Basingstoke Duration: 6 Months+ Clearance level: DV level Mandatory Skills (Candidate must have all): *Leads the Bid: Leads and manages all members of the bid team to work together to achieve a successful outcome (win). *Win Strategy Articulation: Understands the win strategy and through analysis, articulates this to the bid team to develop a solution that aligns to Clients overall strategy and in turn maximizes chances of success. *Informs Qualification: Supports the Opportunity Owner in the qualification of each opportunity through the use of professionally facilitated lessons learnt, competitive analysis and win strategy development events. *Bid Budgeting: Develops a bid budget for the lifecycle of the opportunity and thereafter monitoring/controlling expenditure against approved budget on an ongoing basis to remain within approved limits. *Bid Planning: Develops a bid plan that supports the timely completion of all activities necessary to produce a compelling, assured and governed proposition and associated response documentation. *Bid Resourcing: Identifies, organizes and controls resources required to support bid production ensuring the delivery of quality contributions from all team members. *Bid initiation: Initiates the bid alongside the Opportunity Owner; through a formal kick-off event that engages all bid team members and supporting stakeholders and delivers a consistent understanding of who the client is, what the opportunity is, who we are competing against, how we are going to win, challenges faced, team roles and responsibilities, the plan to execute the win strategy and behaviours that all bid team members and supporting stakeholders are to exhibit. *Proposition Development: Manages the bid team to ensure the proposition and underpinning solution is developed to comply with the customer's requirements and is aligned to the overall win strategy. Ensures the production of all relevant assurance and governance collateral in a timely, engaging manner to support review and subsequent approval. *Response Development: Ensures the creation of exceptional customer response documents through the holding of professionally facilitated storyboard events that both provide response structure and supports the articulation of win themes. Monitors the development of the response to support the timely completion of quality review events *Risk Management: Works with the Programme Lead to identify, analyse, respond and manage bid risks, assumptions and dependencies throughout the lifecycle of the bid enabling the informed completion of Due Diligence as necessary to support customer engagement and subsequent contract negotiation. *Contract Finalization: Co-ordinates the negotiation and contract finalization process, ensuring all activities are completed in a timely manner and in turn enabling the company to enter into an understood contractual agreement. *Bid Closure & Handover: Manages the formal post contract handover to operations/assigned account team and ensures that a formal lessons learnt event is completed to improve future performance. *Continuous Improvement: Ensure continuous improvement of bidding function through sharing of best practice, knowledge, experience and collateral. Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 18 weeks. LA International is a HMG approved ICT Recruitment and Project Solutions Consultancy, operating globally from the largest single site in the UK as an IT Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, LA International welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International, winner of the Recruiter Awards for Excellence, Best IT Recruitment Company, Best Public Sector Recruitment Company and overall Gold Award winner, has now secured the most prestigious business award that any business can receive, The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade, for the second consecutive period.