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  • Bid Manager

  • Business: GM Division
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40 Hours P/W (Monday to Friday)
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 03-Sep-2018
  • Job reference: 16196

Job Description

Bid Manager


We have an opportunity for a Bid Manager to be based at the Lakeside House office in Northampton. Reporting into the Bid & Marketing Manager, this is an exciting opportunity to have a significant impact on the Travis Perkins commercial strategy for any of the Travis Perkins Managed Services (TPMS) bids for new TP Managed Services opportunities and re-tenders. You will also be responsible for ensuring correct commercial decisions are made regarding supply only tenders, multi brand involvement and re-tender strategies.


The role is office based with the occasional need to visit and attend company meetings off-site as required.


Accountabilities Include:


  • Decide the commercial strategy for any TPMS bid

  • Ensure full legal and corporate governance compliance of bids

  • Develop bid strategies for TP Managed Services tenders to include both new & re-tenders.

  • Total responsibility for ensuring full completion of all tenders to be returned

  • Responsibility for development and presentation of the TPMS value proposition

  • Develop and utilise strong working relationships with wider TP business and coordinate all stakeholder information to ensure a consistent and collaborate tender approach

  • Ensure collation of re-tender information for use with tenders which will involve ensuring data collection from existing customers, account managers and operations.

  • Research and understand TPMS core market - social housing, political influences, and competitor strategies, in order to develop winning qualitative bids through a higher level of understanding.

  • Develop the skills and professionalism of the Bid Team, encouraging continual innovation and best practice.


What we are looking for:


Ideally, you will need to have proven and demonstrable experience of writing or managing bid submissions through the design and production stages.  As this role comes with line management responsibility, it would also be great if you have previous experience of managing a team. You will also be highly competent in using Excel and Word.


About Us:

We are a UK leading supply chain and procurement solutions partner to the property repairs and maintenance sector, delivering efficiency through quality, at an affordable price.


Through the UK’s largest high quality network of builders’ merchants and home improvement suppliers, Travis Perkins Managed Services provide customers with an unparalleled supply chain and procurement solution.Despite our national footprint, we immerse ourselves in the communities we work in. We believe passionately in the value and benefits we bring to our customers and communities alike.  


By employing local people with specialist knowledge combined with the latest stock management technology, we offer a bespoke and direct service that meets the needs and priorities of our customers.


Now 14 years old, we have sustainable partnerships in affordable housing, facilities management, and defence sectors.


As part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK's leading companies we’ve got the supportive culture of a family run business and an entrepreneurial mindset. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20+ leading businesses. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 28,000 colleagues.

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