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Bid Manager

  • Manchester +2 more
  • Manchester +2 more

F-Secure delivers research-led cyber security to defend organizations, society and people from real-world attacks and build resilience into their approach. Our people are a mix of technical and creative experts – diverse, talented, and passionate people – working tirelessly to help us advance the industry with new ways of thinking. They lead their own development, in and out of the office. They call the shots when it comes to building a place to call home in our organization.

F-Secure seek a proactive, results orientated, high achiever looking to advance their career in bid management. The successful candidate will demonstrate solid commercial acumen, creative flair, excellent communication and people-management skills all underpinned by a positive attitude and the motivation to win.

The Bid Manager’s primary objective will be to support the company in winning profitable business opportunities that are aligned to F-Secures group strategy.

Job duties:

  • Evaluate and qualify tender opportunities
  • Plan the timely delivery of the bid response, the roles and responsibilities of contributors and the execution of all necessary process activities – present and gain commitment to the plan at the bid kick off meeting
  • Identify and mitigate risks to the bid plan
  • Support the development of a winning bid strategy and the win themes that best presents the F-Secure offer with respect to the client’s requirements and the competition
  • Ensure the timely progression of the bid response - coordinate, manage and motivate bid teams as well as liaise with subject matter experts across the F-Secure group
  • Own, compile and produce high quality, creative bid responses
  • Coordinate and facilitate the appropriate review and governance process - action all outputs
  • Support any negotiations following the bid response submission
  • Production of compelling presentation materials as appropriate
  • Collate internal and customer feedback to identify areas for improvement
  • Offer ad-hoc support to the wider commercial team when necessary;
  • Non-tender opportunities
  • PQQ and supplier questionnaires
  • Accreditation applications
  • Research projects
  • Continuous improvement activities

What we are looking for?

A Bid Manager seeking a new challenge and an opportunity to progress their career within a growing company and a growing industry. We are looking for a confident, motivated individual with a strong desire to succeed.

  • Experience of managing bid opportunities and the implementation of a sales/bid process (preferably within the IT industry)
  • An impressive academic record and university degree
  • Demonstrable commercial acumen and creativity
  • An analytical mind able to visualize, conceptualize, articulate problems and construct solutions
  • Excellent written communication skills; the ability to structure and articulate written communications in a persuasive and succinct form as well as grammatically correct
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and strong presentation skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills as well as the ability to multitask on multiple bids
  • Strong visual design skills and attention to detail
  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to manage key stakeholders at all levels
  • The ability to work both within a team and independently
  • The ability to be flexible, work well under pressure and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Excellent MS Office skills (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel)

Work with great people

Karolina Malagocka
Senior Marketing Manager
"At F-Secure we see the value of each and every person"
Robert Grześkowiak
Lead Software Engineer
"At F-Secure you won't feel bored. There are opportunities to learn new things every day."
Fairuz Zainor
Malware Analyst
"I joined F-Secure straight after graduating and now, 10 years later, I am still happy to be here."
William Jardine
Senior Security Consultant
"The freedom is a big thing for me. The trust you are doing something worthwhile."

Great Place to Work

  • Over 1,700 amazing colleagues in nearly 30 offices

  • Possibility to protect the world

  • Work with best of class experts who care

  • Relaxed, open and fun working environment

  • 68+ of nationalities

  • Global with the spirit of a small company

About the company

You can’t design culture!

The F-Secure team is diverse, fluid, fun-loving, and full of energy. It’s our job to preserve that, so we’ve made it our business to help individuals traverse from passion to passion, from specialism to specialism, from the flavor of today to tomorrow’s. We move with their needs, and help them build Pathways, always focusing on the things that make them happy in and beyond of the office.

See yourself here? Bring your best self and apply now.

1988F-Secure established under the name Data Fellows

1992First public hysteria about a computer virus

2002First Antivirus for mobile phones

2004F‑Secure Labs launches first antivirus industry blog

2009F‑Secure’s next step into the cloud

2015F-Secure aims to become the leading European cyber security company

2018MWR InfoSecurity joins F-Secure

Liana Creak | Contact Person

I'm interested

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