London, UK

Principal Bid Manager

The Opportunity

As our Principal Bid Manager, you will help us achieve our goals and deliver success on behalf of our customers by:

  • Managing and maintaining the content and the end to end value proposition that can be offered to customers at Featurespace, making sure it is effective at creating quality responses that show potential customers the value of working with Featurespace
  • Maintaining high quality training for internal, and if required external, teams and customers
  • Ensuring reporting is up to date and using data to demonstrate trends, insights and analysis to help all Featurespace teams with a focus on Commercial and Product

This is a hybrid role based from our London office. Ideally you will be comfortable coming into the office twice a week, if you’re interested in the role but require more flexibility, please speak to us!

Day to Day

Support of other Bid team members

  • Escalation point for Junior and Senior Bid Managers for day to day advice and running of team
  • Ensuring bid team is supported and all work is tracked

Supporting teams in managing and maintaining content used in bids

  • Working with teams to co-ordinate checks and maintenance of content, making sure content is kept up to date
  • Scheduling regular content catch ups to ensure there is a regular cadence for creation and review
  • Capturing key information about the opportunity (their challenges, goals for the project, competitors, budget etc) to help Sales and PreSales with messaging on overall Featurespace value proposition

Bid reporting

  • Ensure reporting is kept up to date
  • Use data to demonstrate the value provided by the bid team for internal teams and Senior Management Team / Board as required
  • Use data to analyse areas for improvement or further opportunity
  • Provide insight on industry trends seen in RFP requirements to help inform other Featurespace teams

Training Support & Enablement

  • Creation and maintenance of bid best practice training for internal teams
  • Training could also be created for external teams such as customers or partners for advice on how best to run bids as a billable service
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About you

Must haves: 

  • Ability to communicate clearly and consultatively with clients if necessary
  • Excellent decision making skills in time sensitive situations
  • Strong, clear, concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable organisational skills
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to manage and prioritise personal and team workload(s)

Great to haves:

  • Presentation experience
  • Experience working in sales or bid previously – experience of working on enterprise software based RFPs

Equal Opportunities

Here at Featurespace we are committed to being a place of equality, inclusion and respect to provide a safe environment for you to bring your authentic self to work. We know that we gain as much strength from our differences as we do our similarities. We value diversity and are dedicated to listening and learning from each other to build and maintain a positive and productive culture. We appreciate this will be an ever-evolving focus for the business to ensure everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging.

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

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Featurespace Ltd., is committed to comply with the General Data Protection Legislation and any implementing legislation (the “Data Protection Legislation”) and will process your Personal Data in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation and information security legislation. Any capitalised terms used in this Privacy Notice shall be given the same definition as in the Data Protection Legislation.

This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which Featurespace Ltd will process Personal Data relating to job applicants.

The Data Controller is Featurespace Ltd., 140 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0GF, United Kingdom.

Data refers to both Personal Data and Special Categories of Data. Your job application and the Personal Data held within it will be processed to assess your viability for the stated role. We may also process any information that you provide about your health, for the sole purpose of assessing whether any adjustments may need to be made to the recruitment process to accommodate you . If your application is unsuccessful, Featurespace will retain your Data for 24 months after the end of the recruitment process. Your Personal Data is processed in accordance with our legitimate interests of making sound recruitment decisions. You are under no obligation to provide us with your Personal Data. However without this, we cannot assess your job application. We will only process information about your health for the purpose of making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process (if applicable), in accordance with our legal obligations. You have the following rights in relation to the processing of your Data: The right to be informed about how your Data is processed. You have the right to object to the processing of your Data based on our legitimate interests as outlined above. The right of access, to your Data and supplementary information relating to our use of your Data. In certain circumstances, we reserve the right to charge you for exercising this right. The right to rectification, if your Data is inaccurate or incomplete. In certain circumstances, the right to erasure, request the deletion of, or removal of, your Data. In certain circumstances, the right to restrict processing, block any further processing of your Data. We shall respond to any request made by you without delay and in any case within a month of your request. The right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you believe that your data protection/privacy rights have been breached. Your application will be submitted and stored on an application database (Greenhouse). Access to your Data on Greenhouse is limited to the relevant persons for your application- our internal recruiters, the hiring manager and interviewer(s). Your CV may be printed and shown to consulted decision makers, any physical copies will be securely and confidentially destroyed after a decision has been made on your application. Your CV is transferred to a third country, outside of the EEA, when it is processed by Greenhouse. Greenhouse meet the technical and organisational data security measures outlined in the GDPR Article 32, and are SOC2 Type II certified. We do not envisage that any decision will be taken about your application using automated means.