Due to continued growth, McBains is currently recruiting for an experienced Bid Manager to be based at our London office.

The successful candidate will demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of the public sector with excellent interpersonal skills in order to maximise the performance of bid preparation and presentation.


Please email your CV and covering note to [email protected] for the attention of Gareth Hird.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and our commitment to training and quality of service is reflected in our ISO 9001:2008 quality accreditation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the full bid life-cycle, from receipt of notice to contract award.
  • To prepare, write, co-ordinate and collate bids, submissions, brochures and presentations on behalf of the company.
  • To manage, review and update bid library content, the creation and updating of CVs, case studies, sector brochures, policies.
  • To carry out market research.
  • To update the CRM database, inputting of new client contacts and prospects, opportunities, updating of contact information and creating mailing and invitation lists.
  • To monitor corporate brochures, literature, presentations and sales collateral and to assist in the production of new marketing literature when required.
  • To track and monitor bid submissions, establish and record feedback and communicate within the company. Refine future bids in response to any feedback.

Personal Traits

  • Solid Bid Experience within real estate is preferable
  • Business development (Bids) / Marketing background
  • An understanding of the property market
  • Proven track record of managing multiple projects with time-critical deadlines
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Able to work on their own initiative
  • Excellent written and numerical skills: Bid Writing expertise and strong attention to detail
  • The ability to write, develop and review proposal content
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word; Excel; PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency with InDesign/desktop publishing
Reporting to:
Group Bid Manager / Commercial Director

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