A Bid Manager is responsible for leading a team to deliver proposals to our customers. The bid team need to elicit/understand the customer requirements, understand what we need to do to beat the competition, create a solution and establish the cost to deliver it, and write a compelling proposal. The responsibilities of a bid manager include:
As Bid Graduate, you will work with teams across the business: Air and Space; Cyber and information, Maritime and Land, Research, Exploitation and Innovation and International.
We offer a comprehensive graduate programme where you will receive first class training and support whilst working alongside experienced Bid Managers to learn the job. No two bids are ever the same. You will be exposed to a range of opportunities from weapons trials and evaluation to science research and software development and will make a positive impact across the business, supporting our growth.
You will be encouraged and supported in studying for an accredited qualification from the Association of Proposal Management Professionals, which is the internationally recognised body for Proposal Management. This will form part of the practical training programme that you will undertake, along with many other opportunities for formal training and skills development which will give you a practical based skillset for succeeding in the business arena.
You will have the opportunity to travel to and work at some of our other UK sites during your graduate programme, in order to get a good understanding of the business.
At the end of the two year graduate program, you will be well placed to take your next steps up the career ladder and where you have gained the necessary skills, you will be encouraged to apply for an Associate Bid Manager role within the Bid team and take on an increased level of responsibility.
By joining the Bidding team you will combine excellent organisational skills, creative thinking and strategic analysis to ensure that bids are managed effectively to deliver compelling proposals. The role will also give you exposure to every element of the business community. Successful members of this team enjoy the challenges of addressing individual work tasks while also understanding the bigger picture of the deal, its business implications and risks.
To apply for the role you MUST meet the below criteria:
Achieved or on track to achieve a bachelor’s degree or higher degree in a related STEM discipline.
Please be aware that this role is subject to both security & export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that you must hold full British citizenship and obtain the right to stay and work within the UK. Restrictions may also mean that any dual or previous nationalities held can affect the roles in which you can perform within QinetiQ.