When recruiting for such a vital role, such as a permanent Bid Director, Bid Manager or Bid Writer, it is essential that you work with a specialist tender agency who knows the market inside and out.
The recruitment of these permanent bid roles is an increasingly difficult job for many HR teams due to its specialist nature, which is why many choose to outsource the recruitment of their bid staff to the Thornton & Lowe Bid Resource division.
We have been providing outsourced bid writing since 2009. During this time, we have worked across hundreds of different business sectors, supporting our clients to write tenders and win contracts.
As a result, we have developed a bank of freelance bid writers, which we supply via our bid specialist recruitment team.
This interim bid writing support allows our clients to increase bid capacity at peak times while bringing in new experience and skills to their team.
As a bid writing consultancy, we appreciate how different sectors may have different demands and expectations on their temporary bid writers. Facilities Management, for example, may expect their Bid Writer to be familiar with a higher volume of bids compared to a Bid Writer who has largely supported complex infrastructure bids.
We use our knowledge to provide the best candidates for our clients.
As with Bid Writers, we find that the role of a Bid Manager does vary across both sector and organisation. Within professional services and consultancy, for example, the role can include marketing which is often a very different requirement to a nuclear-specific interim Bid Manager.
A temporary Bid Manager or a freelance Bid Consultant will often be required to cover essential leave, to support a ‘must win’ larger tender, or required several times each year to support peaks in opportunities due to budget cycles.
With our growing database of freelance bid professionals, we are able to provide our clients with the best available solution to their requirement for interim bid support.