Version 1 Dublin

Bid Manager

Department: Sales & Customer Success

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Company Description

Version 1 proves that IT can make a real difference to our customers’ businesses. We are trusted by global brands to deliver IT services and solutions which drive customer success. Our 1900+ strong team works closely with our technology partners to provide independent advice that helps our customers navigate the rapidly changing world of IT. Our greatest strength is balance in our efforts to achieve Customer Success, Empowered People and a Strong Organisation, underpinned by a commitment to our values.  

Job Description

Purpose  

Due to our expansion plans, we are looking to hire a Bid Manager to work in our Public Sector Sales team to support and develop our already strong footing in the Irish market. This is an exciting role for someone who wants to develop their career learning how to sell and deliver technology solutions. The fast-paced role will be part of a successful, growing team focused on opportunities in current and potential customers.  

The role will ideally be based out of our Dublin or Belfast office; however, we will also consider candidates who wish to be based at any of our other offices e.g. Edinburgh, London, or Birmingham. 

Relationships 

The role holder will need to work with the following roles to ensure the best quality bids are managed, prepared and submitted on time and to a high standard:  

  • Head of Bids 
  • Bid Managers 
  • Sales Teams 
  • Business Development 
  • Account Managers 
  • Practice Leads 
  • Advisory Services 
  • Delivery / Project Managers 
  • Technical Architects 
  • Marketing  

Responsibilities 

  • Taking ownership of the end to end bid process from RFI/PQQ stages through to Tender Submission and Presentation 
  • Work towards building an efficient bid department with best practice processes and initiatives  
  • Provide input to the pre-qualification process to ensure all customer sales opportunities and bids are fully qualified and identified as winnable 
  • Manage and support all levels of the Bid process lifecycle, including: 
  • Bid Planning and Production 
  • Produce and maintain bid brief and ensure win strategy is reflected in answers 
  • Identify resource requirements 
  • Act as a single point of contact for bid team 
  • Maintain Bid Site/Documentation  
  • Drive commercial review approvals process 
  • Edit contributions to bid 
  • Collate and maintain risk registers and manage risk process in accordance with company standards and delivery governance  
  • Monitor and report bid and production costs 
  • Produce post bid review and handover documentation 
  • Preparation of documentation, tender responses, case studies and CVs 
  • Contribution to bid strategies to maximise our chance of winning 
  • Working with the team to develop pipeline through proactive Lead Generation and Market Research in current and prospective customers.  
Qualifications

You will have: 

  • Ability to work on multiple projects at one time adhering to tight deadlines 
  • Strong written skills with attention to detail and a focus on consistent quality 
  • Strong time management with effective prioritisation of tasks, recognising and flagging issues outside area of own expertise 
  • Influencing skills: Ability to get people at multiple levels to deliver what you need on time and with high quality, even though they won’t report to you will be critical to the success of the role.  
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage at all levels across an organisation internally and externally  
  • Experience of building good relationships with colleagues, customers and partners 
  • Good numerical skills 
  • Excellent Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills (Graphic Design skills also beneficial). 

Desirable  

  • Ideally, understanding or experience in working in IT Services and technology solutions environment  
  • Experience of working in a marketing, communications or business development environment (experience of the Public Sector an added advantage)  

… and you’ll be able to provide evidence and examples of where you have demonstrated these skills in the past. If you can, we’d love to speak with you!

Additional Information

Version 1 has been certified Great Place to Work for 10 years in a row, we understand that a continued commitment to our employees’ development and happiness is paramount - There are several focus areas in making Version 1 a “Best Workplace”, including; Health & Wellbeing and Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We offer profit share, pension, private healthcare cover, flexible working policy and more. We offer incentives for accreditations and educational assistance for courses relevant to your role. 

We offer employee recognition in the form of Excellence Awards and V1Ps which is awarded by your peers. Engagement is incredibly important with local engagement teams driving our engagement events!  

Wired to Deliver

Every decision we make is governed by six core values. They are simply stated, non-negotiable and ever present.

Honesty and Integrity
Telling customers what they need to hear – not what they want to hear.
Personal Commitment
Being accountable and keeping commitments
No Ego
Having an open, helpful and ‘No Job Too Small’ attitude.
Customer First
Actively seeking customer feedback to understand your business.
Excellence
Good enough is never our objective. We solve tough problems and make innovative suggestions.
Drive
Our customers are accustomed to working with driven, results focused Version 1 people.

Consistently Rated a Top Workplace By Our People

Strong core values, a culture of trust and empowerment, and a vision for success position Version 1 as a top employer across the UK, Ireland and India. If you are seeking a fair workplace in which recognition is based on merits, and career pathways are based on skills, then we could be a fit for you.

Learn about our Culture

Award-Winning Employee Focus

  • GREAT PLACE TO WORK
    UK, 2019-2021
  • GREAT PLACE TO WORK
    IRELAND, 2012-2021
  • HEALTHY PLACE TO WORK
    AWARD, 2018-2021
  • GREAT PLACE TO WORK
    IN TECH, 2019 & 2020
  • BEST WORKPLACES FOR WOMEN
    AWARD, 2019 & 2020

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