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Ford & Stanley Recruitment

Bids & Procurement Manager

Would you like the opportunity to manage bids across several sectors, including Rail, Highways, Marine, Utilities & Defense?

Do you want to take responsibility for all Bid related coordination within a Commercial Business Unit?

The Situation

Ford & Stanley Recruitment are working with XEIAD, a Civil Engineering Consultancy who specialize in the surveying of “difficult to access areas” across Civils, Marine, Rail, Defense & Utilities. They are looking to grow their Commercial Business Unit by hiring a Bids & Procurement Manager to facilitate the management and timely delivery of Bids. A crucial addition to the team, they will work with the Sector Leads, Estimators and BDM to co-ordinate all bid-related activities and enable the wider business unit to focus on their day-to-day deliverables.

The Opportunity

  • Due to continued growth, they are looking to hire an adaptable & confident Bids & Procurement Manager to join their commercial Team. This addition will represent the company on a commercial level and act as the central Hub & contact point for all bid related activities.
  • The B&P Manager will be responsible for the company wide coordination, delegation and dispatching of reports, bid writing and related tasks, and will ultimately ensure that the most competitive bid is delivered in a timely manner.
  • The procurement aspect of the role relates to the procurement and onboarding of subcontractors, and related administration.
  • The successful candidate will have to take manage up to 35+ bids at any given time across a range of specialist sectors such as: Rail, Highways & Marine and Defense Utilities. The requirement comes directly from increased levels of growth and poses an opportunity for the candidate to expand their team in the future, through hiring an Assistant Bids Specialist.


  • Ilkeston, Derbyshire
  • Hybrid Working (3 days office, 2 days remote)


  • £35,000-£40,000 per annum
  • £4,200 Car allowance (£350 p/month)

The Ideal Candidate

  • Bid Writing Experience – Proven experience of compiling and winning bids
  • Effective Organizational & Time Management skills
  • Able to work closely across various teams and chase work from colleagues
  • Desirable Qualifications (CIPS, APMP, RICS, CIOB)

Alternate Job Titles

Bid Manager, Senior Bid Manager, Bid Writer, Bid Coordinator, Bid Analyst, Proposals Manager, Bid Procurement Manager

About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall always adhere to such a policy and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Ilkeston
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£35000 - £40000