Bid Manager - Apprenticeships

Babcock Skills & Learning
From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Company Car
27 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Babcock International Group is one of the UK’s largest private sector apprenticeship providers, delivering approximately 20,000 apprenticeships to young people and adults across a wide range of sectors across the UK. Delivering substantial growth in the last decade, we continue to invest in the design and delivery of world class apprenticeship programmes. We have an outstanding track record of working closely with our clients to identify their individual training needs and deliver bespoke training programmes that create a skilled and well trained workforce. We are currently looking to appoint a Bid Manager (Apprenticeships) who will drive growth in the apprenticeship market through identifying and winning new business through high quality bid submissions which meet strategic objectives. The ideal candidate for this role will have extensive bid writing experience and will have worked ideally within the training sector before, preferably apprenticeships. You will be excellent written and verbal communication skills with previous experience of working with public and private sector organisations. You can be based in Milton Keynes or Portsmouth with national travel. Responsibilities: Lead the development and implementation of winning bid strategies and solutions that are aligned to client requirements Develop clear and well written proposals for the complete bid lifecycle – tracking through to submission Understand customer requirements in order to develop win themes, value propositions and differentiators Project manages the technical, commercial, financial, procurement, human resources, risk and governance elements of bids to ensure alignment and validity throughout the bid process Identify new business opportunities for growth within the training sector Ensure effective communication with all stakeholders throughout bid process. Project manages bids in accordance with internal governance. Deliver presentations to clients and senior management as part of the bid process. Oversee subject matter experts in the development of solutions and tender documentation that are compliant with/deliver client requirements. Lead the bid team to meet project timelines and develop project plans to meet relevant milestones in line with the bid process. Produce reports and briefing documents for internal and external governance and stakeholders. Requirements: Comprehensive understanding of the Apprenticeship market, highly desired. Ability to understand and prepare tailored business solutions in line with the organisations strategic direction Proven track record in building and maintaining effective relationships, at all levels, with different stakeholders Proven track record in winning bids Strong bid and project management experience Uses long term innovative thinking and networking to stimulate new opportunities or solutions Excellent verbal and written communication skills Creates and drives forward a culture that achieves results Excellent problem solving/decision making skills Strong leadership skills Demonstrates experience of working with public and private sector organisations Company Information Babcock International Group is a FTSE 100 business, provides 600 services across six continents and is the UK’s leading engineering support services organisation. Our Skills & Learning business is one of the nation’s largest private sector providers of vocational and skills training working in partnership with major employers across the Automotive, Emergency Services, Engineering and Service sectors. Role Information £45,000 - £50,000 Company Car Permanent, Full-time 40 hours per week 25 days holiday Bank Holidays Pension Company Share Scheme Flexible benefits To apply for this fantastic opportunity, please click the Apply Now button below. This job was originally posted as