Senior IT Bid Manager ( Leading MSP )

Job Description

VANRATH are excited to have partnered with a leading Managed Services firm in their search for a Senior Bid Manager. This position necessitates extensive collaboration across this business to assure that IT/Services attain the utmost quality standards, aiming to optimise the company's success rate.


  • Base salary up to £80,000
  • 90% remote working (expectation to come into the office once a month)
  • 33 days holidays
  • Solid pension match
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Full brochure of added benefits/perks

Main Responsibilities:

  • Act as the single point of contact for internal and external communication with key stakeholders.
  • Understand and interpret questions and requirements in Bid documentation.
  • Liaise with different individuals/teams (Including IT Infrastructure) to gather necessary information for clear and concise responses.
  • Construct answers to Bid submission questions at the highest quality standards.
  • Conduct post-bid outcome analysis for continuous improvement.
  • Control and prioritise from Bid Sign On to Bid Off, managing sign-offs and dates for each opportunity.
  • Maintain Bid Templates for the Bid process and submission.
  • Timely planning, coordination, and efficient management.
  • Maintain and develop tools supporting the bid submission process.
  • Update the library of company standard documentation and ensure profiles are regularly updated.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to build a library of associated content.
  • Undertake ongoing research on best practices.
  • Maintain a log and calculate success rates, and manage feedback and lessons learned.
  • Consolidate legal documentation required for tenders.
  • Track cost drivers and consolidate commercial drivers.
  • Review bid content, pricing sheets, and formatting, ensuring all material is addressed.


  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a similar role in an IT organisation.
  • Experience with compiling extensive documents is essential.
  • Project Management training is essential (Prince II/ PMP/ Agile)
  • Previous people management experience is desirable.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen/experience.


  • Desirable third-level qualification in IT or Business Systems.
  • Relevant industry ITIL certifications.
  • Some relevant technical qualification/certification is essential.
  • Business Certificates are desirable but not essential.

Highly Advantageous:

  • Cloud technologies.
  • Service Desk & Service Management.
  • Public Procurement guidelines and process.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other IT Manager job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Sean Doherty in the strictest confidence.

Some of my recent testimonials:

"I very much enjoyed my experience with VANRATH. Sean Doherty was great to work with, very friendly and efficient, he streamlined everything for me so I had the least amount of stress as I went in for interviews. Looking forward to starting in my new role, thanks Sean!"

"My experience with Vanrath recruiters has been very pleasant, huge thank you to Sean Doherty, a master of his craft. Throughout the recruitment process, Sean has been very reliable and proactive and a great representative of the company. 10/10 would recommend this professional service."