Position: Bid Director
Salary: Car/Cash Allowance plus Bonus
Ref: 523311_1580462780
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 31/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading

Salary: circa £80,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week

About the Department

SSE Enterprise Telecoms is one of the UK's leading connectivity providers and operate a 12,000+km private telecoms network and 15 data centres that span the UK. With its extensive telecoms engineering experience, the company provides commercial security with unrivalled in-house engineering resource to Service Providers, Large Enterprises and the Public Sector providing a wide range of products and integrated solutions including leading-edge SD-Wan, Ethernet, Optical and dark fibre services.

What is the Role?

The Bid Director will be responsible for leading, directing and winning bids for SSE's most sought-after accounts. Dealing with Business Development and Sector Heads, you will influence decisions with to ensure we grow our business.

This is a customer facing position where attendance and participation in client, partner and supplier meetings is a key element of the role. You will build the strategy, lead and manage the bid team for high value and complex high-risk opportunities from initial qualification to successful acceptance by the customer and handover to the delivery team.

You will work collaboratively across the SSE business to deliver transformational deals and take the lead to brief Leadership and Executive stakeholders on the win strategy. You will own the bid budget and control the cost of sale along with assisting with the selection of best fit partners, supplier and agencies.

Long term priorities will include continual process improvement and individual team member development.

What do I need?

You will have demonstrable experience in managing and winning transformational deals within the Telecoms industry. You will understand how to operate in a large business; working across multiple discipline and delivery verticals operating under different business models considering the challenges and intricacies of such an environment. You'll possess an excellent understanding of the Telecoms market, competitor positioning, current market dynamics and developments and the evolving challenges these bring to SSE. You will be comfortable questioning business decisions and strategy and the impact they will have on the client. Your leadership experience will include building and managing pursuit teams who are focused to win and you will foster an environment of integrity and transparency.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with sse.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Job Benefits:

Car/Cash Allowance plus Bonus