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Bid Manager

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Stone, Staffordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 24/07/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Reporting to the Northern Europe Tendering Manager, the Bid Manager will create, and complete bids/estimations/quotations based on customer specifications or requirements in order to achieve both market competitiveness and high margin for the Company.

On a permanent basis, this this is a fantastic opening to work for a business employing over 140,000 people that's renowned for its training, development and cutting-edge projects. You will be remunerated with a fantastic package offering 10% bonus, 10% pension, car and other additional benefits. So, what will you be doing?

Key Undertakings
* Evaluation of client enquiry documentation and interpretation of their requirements, and assessment of commercial terms and conditions.
* Formulate competitive bids/estimates/quotations, taking into account the best available product mix and appropriate technical and commercial considerations for each individual situation.
* Manage the preparation of all technical, financial, cash flow and operational delivery aspects of the bid/estimate/quotation, indicating prices and trading conditions.
* Identify potential risks and opportunities in contract agreements across customers/channels.
* Identifies potential vendors for equipment and materials required in the project and evaluate supplier offers to match with specifications in collaboration with Supply Chain Management.
* Establish and maintain effective customer relationships to understand customer needs. Provide any necessary technical support to Sales Managers during meetings with customers.
* Work across different business streams, cultures and countries. Your success will depend heavily on your ability to network and build relationships with people from all parts of the organisation, UK and overseas.
* Identify client requirements, liaising with internal and external suppliers with close liaison with Sales, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Planning, Engineering and Commercial functions.
* Assist in the Implementation and promotion of all policies and procedures for Sales and Tendering
* Develop and obtain the governance approval (risk review) in accordance with policy
* UK and Oversea travel in line with business requirements
* Interface with the client's team with respect to commercial, contract administration, quantitative risk analysis, agreement of deviations assumptions and weavers.
* Provide ongoing support to the customer by chairing meetings, taking ownership and responding to all post Tender questions, preparing presentations and carrying out contract negotiations.

The Company:
Our client is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. They operate in around 100 countries employing over 145,000 people.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* 5 years previous sales and Tendering experience
* Recognised engineering qualification minimum HNC
* Sound communication, presentation and negotiation skills
* Ability to priorities and work to deadlines.
* Ability to work under pressure and work on your own initiative.
* Good PC skills including but not limited to, Office365, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* HV (400kV-132kV) and MV (66kV-11kV) knowledge and Industrial substation experience
* 5 years' Experience within Transmission & Distribution sector
* Experience of Contract terms and conditions, NEC3/4, FIDIC, Orgalime, etc
* Full UK Driving License

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for over 50 years, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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