Tender and Bids Manager

British Medical Journal
£47,000 - £59,000
Closing date: 6 September 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: London
BMJ is an £80 million company, guided by its mission to help achieve a healthier world and its dedication to superior financial performance. It advances healthcare worldwide by sharing knowledge and expertise to improve outcomes.


BMJ has an exciting opportunity for a Tender & Bids Manager to join the Team. Reporting to the Director of Partnership Development, the primary goal of the Tenders and Bids Manager will be bringing in new, and retaining existing, business. The role will be cross-company supporting all product areas but with a specific focus on growing our global health business through tenders and award funders.


  • Proactively scan both domestic and international markets for opportunities to bid and tender which fit with BMJs portfolio and capabilities
  • Maintain a strong pipeline of relevant opportunities and review with the relevant business teams to make an informed decision on which to pursue
  • Lead on the production of high quality tender submissions to maximise success whilst fitting with BMJ’s position as a mission driven organisation
  • Be the internal BMJ expert on all aspects of bid and tender processes 
  • Own all aspects of bid and tender submissions (including post-submission clarifications) working with cross-company teams where required
  • Share bid and tender knowledge to ensure the capability and experience is embedded within the wider business
  • Develop appropriate templates that are compliant with the requirements of major funders / donors / procurement bodies
  • Identify and address gaps in tender compliance requirements


  • Significant experience in bid management 
  • Previous experience is working in the healthcare or global health tender or grant sector
  • Experience owning entire bid process for large £5m+ contracts
  • Proven ability to work under pressure whilst delivering high quality output
  • Understanding of the domestic and international tenders and grants market

Essential skills

  • Ability to work professionally with multiple levels across BMJ internally and also with external bid partners, technical partners, consultants and government representatives
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Proactive and collaborative worker
  • Strategic thinking
  • Excellent written skills
  • Excellent relationship and stakeholder management skills 
  • Financially/numerically strong
  • Project management and operational delivery to demanding deadlines

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further in advance of your application please do not hesitate to contact Tashan Chong-Kan on 0203 6555508 or [email protected]

Region: London and the southeast
Location: London
Sector: Projects and programmes

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