London, United Kingdom

Bid Manager - Group RFP Support

Full-time / part-time
Business Development & Sales
3 More London Riverside
United Kingdom

Job description

The Group RFP/Bid team champions the Group’s ambitions for organic growth by providing a formal framework to support our people with significant growth opportunities from existing clients and prospects through the bid and proposal development life cycles.

The RFP/Bid Manager supports the Group RFP Support Lead in managing bid responses across our global network, segments and services to deliver quality submissions for enquiries that meet the criteria set for the Group RFP team to support.

The Bid Manager is significantly involved in the RFP process from capture through to bid phases. After bid submission, the Bid Manager remains involved through the presentation and negotiation stages, ensuring all lessons learned are fed back and implemented.


Responsibilities include the introduction and implementation of all necessary bid procedures, governance, and processes.

This is a highly networked role that requires an ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines. It requires strong people management and commercial skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the end-to-end bid process.
  • Manage virtual bid teams and inputs from key stakeholders.
  • Work with colleagues to develop a clear win strategy for each bid and ensure win themes are clear and compelling.
  • Understand and resolve complex technical, strategic and business issues.
  • Contributing to the written proposal - both in terms of content and presentation.
  • Ensure timescales are achieved at each step of the bid process, including all internal governance, while taking the initiative in setting realistic deadlines.
  • Liaising with colleagues across departments and tine zones to deliver a winning submission.
  • Ensure on-time submission of compliant and commercially sound bids.
  • Co-ordinate and plan all client presentations required as part of the bid submission.
  • Drive continuous improvement, through post-bid reviews, both internally and with customers.

Core competencies

  • Excellent written English language skills and ability to write quality winning submissions and answers.
  • Ability to manage multiple stake holders.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing deadlines.
  • Excellent time management / prioritisation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High level of skill and experience in Microsoft Office software.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to be flexible and respond quickly to change.
  • Ability to understand complex technical issues and find solutions with colleagues.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


•    Proven track record of working with bids and tenders in any industry.
•    Proven track record of managing multiple stake holders and competing deadlines.
•    Strong academic record. 
•    Previous experience of writing bids and/or answers. 
•    Previous experience of using proposal software databases. 
•    Advantageous if the successful candidate has experience of working directly with clients and/or internal stake holders on new business opportunities, competitive tender bids and pitches in the financial services industry particularly funds. 

•    UK or European time zones.

Learning and Development – specific to this role
1.    The successful candidate will have The Association of Record for Bid, Proposal, Business Development, Capture and Graphics Professionals (APMP) membership paid, to support their professional development. 
2.    The successful candidate will be supported through the APMP professional accreditation and exam programme e.g. Foundation and Practitioner levels, if they do not hold this professional certification already. 

Additional information

At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices.

Company description

IQ-EQ is a leading Investor Services group which combines global expertise with an unwavering focus on client service delivery. We support fund managers, global companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide

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