Bid Manager


Job Details


National Express Transport Solutions - Reading

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£55,000 per annum plus bonus and car allowance

Closing Date

09/12/2022 10:00

Join us on the Journey...


We have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Manager based in the South or South East who will be responsible for the management and execution of the bid process for large scale proposals and tenders for National Express Transport Solutions. In this role you will be responsible for creating, implementing and reviewing the tender governance process and curating the bid library. You will own and manage the future bid pipeline of upcoming opportunities.

What you'll do...

  • Deliver revenue growth against structured revenue targets and KPIs
  • Build out future pipeline for tender bids and liaise with Business Development team for pre-engagement ahead of tender releases
  • Create tender governance process that is regularly reviewed and own the bid / no-bid approval process with relevant internal senior stakeholders and the National Express Executive team
  • Lead and/or facilitate workshops to develop win themes and commercial strategies to ensure the best proposal
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to establish a bid team relevant for each tendered opportunity
  • Manage bids and tender submissions, coordinating input from key stakeholders and sign off from senior stakeholders
  • Coordinating, collating and presenting pipeline and other information
  • Create a tender bank of answers which are regularly reviewed and kept up to date
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of market sectors and product proposition to ensure strong bids and proposals are submitted
  • Plan and oversee all internal governance - managing any risks
  • Proactively seek new opportunities within the marketplace

What you will need...

  • Strong experience in bid proposal development and delivery with the transport sector or logistics industry
  • Strong Project Management skills with the ability to work effectively across a portfolio of opportunities at any one time
  • Experience of liaising with public sector and private sector procurement in relation to large scale tender opportunities
  • Excellent communicator who can provide clear and concise messaging and progress reporting at all levels within the business
  • Collaborative working style with the confidence and integrity to earn customer and internal stakeholder confidence and respect
  • Full UK Driving License

In return, we offer a wide range of benefits such as...

  • £55,000 per annum plus bonus and car allowance
  • Free travel for you and your partner
  • Company pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Paid annual leave
  • A variety of deals and discounts via NX online portal including travel, days out, cinema, mobile, car and many more

Things to note...

National Express has a very high focus on health and safety and as a result operates a strict Drugs and Alcohol Policy which is applicable to all employees.

Drug and Alcohol testing is completed as part of the assessment process as well as random checks during employment according to the policy.



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Head of Business Development
Bid Manager