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15 days ago
Cubiq Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Location: Cumbria
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Gary Cox
Sector: Interior
Category: Middle Managers Jobs

Commercial Bid Manager



£35,000-£45,000 + Benefits

Our client is a world-class provider of advanced solutions for defence, aerospace, rail and telecommunications. An opportunity has arisen to join the Management team and we are looking to recruit an experienced Commercial Bid Manager ideally from within the Aerospace and Aviation or related Engineering sector.

As specialists in LED lighting, night vision solutions, EMC filters, interconnect components and data capture products. Our client offer comprehensive design, manufacturing and test facilities for electronic and electro-optic systems and components with operations in both the UK and US.

This is a highly skilled role and we are looking or an individual to manage major bid and contract opportunities placed under their control, to ensure proposals are developed and submitted in a timely and cost-effective manner, in accordance with an agreed strategic direction, and meeting the stated deadlines of the client.


  • To liaise with the Project Management team to identify the commercial impact of any scope change on existing contracts and communicate this to the client.
  • To manage standard product commercial enquiries, with responsibility for customer quotation, opportunity follow-up and negotiation, and account/customer management.
  • To support Business Development Managers in developing new business potential and opportunities with new and existing customers.
  • To liaise with the design, operations and finance teams to determine the attractiveness of new product development opportunities and product range extensions leading to a go / no go decision.
  • To liaise with the marketing team to ensure that Value Propositions for new products and product range extensions are optimised and their product launches are effective.
  • Liaise with Production Departments to monitor order acknowledgements and progress against open orders.
  • Liaise with Customers regarding progress on open order books and Customer returns
  • Management of Contract Reviews.
  • Co-ordinate timely resolution of Customer Complaints and issues.
  • Co-ordinate new sales part/structure requests through Design & Development.
  • Assess Terms & Conditions on new major contract opportunities.
  • Co-ordinate timely preparation and submission of high value quotations and bid response documents
  • Management of multi-disciplined bid response teams as needs arise
  • Submission of new opportunities through Company Bid Review process
  • Implementation and Control of Risk Management Process to Sales & Marketing Activities


  • Ideally degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline but we will consider qualification by experience
  • 5 - 10 years' experience in an engineering environment
  • 5 years' experience in a Sales/Project Management role
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with both external and internal Customers
  • Ideally with Defence and Commercial Aviation industry bid experience


  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with both external and internal Customers
  • Ideally with Defence and Commercial Aviation industry bid experience An advanced knowledge of procurement and contract management principles An advanced understanding of key contractual principles (e.g. contract formation, indemnities, consequential loss)


  • Proactive, analytical, result orientated and willing to take on new challenges
  • The ability to problem-solve
  • Able to work equally well as a part of a team, or as an individual
  • A good team leader, with excellent communication skills, who is able to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Well-presented and business-like
  • Sufficiently mobile and flexible to travel
  • Keen to adopt new experiences, responsibility, to develop new skills and expand knowledge base


  • Office based.
  • This role will be primary located in Cumbria but travel to the US offices is highly likely.

This company is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

** If you're interested in this opportunity, please submit your CV via the link provided **

Cubiq Recruitment is recognised as a trusted supplier of permanent, contract and interim recruitment services to the technology and manufacturing sectors. Our teams of specialist recruiters operate across all core commercial engineering disciplines and specialist areas of aerospace engineering within Design, CAMO, LAE, Manufacturing, H&S and Facilities Management.

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