Assistant Bid Manager

Celesio UK
Competitive Salary and benefits package
29 Jul 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Bid Manager - Local Commissioned Services

37.5 hours – Full Time

Monday to Friday


Coventry, CV2

Opportunity: Celesio UK, a pioneering provider of integrated healthcare services, have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Bid Manager to join our Tenders team.

Role: Based at our recently renovated Support Centre in Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry, this role will report directly to the Bid Manager and will be responsible for supporting the delivery of market leading bids and maximising locally commissioned services opportunities consistent with business growth targets and expectations for Celesio UK.

This role will support the bid management and contracting process, including support and development of operational procedures, monitoring, evaluation of performance and recommendation and implementation of changes, as necessary. This will include:

Market scanning for suitable opportunities through OJEU announcements and other sourcesInternal and external stakeholder managementEOI, PQQ, ITT, competitive dialogue, proposal process and formal bid presentations, as necessaryTender writing and collation of submissionsReview tenders pre submission, manage escalation and sign offDeliver effective and efficient renewals / extensions of pharmacy services contract, ensuring optimisation of business potentialTrain and educate internal customers in the tendering and contracting process, maintain high levels of colleague competency and complianceDeliver continuous improvement by incorporating feedback, learnings and best practice in to tender and contracting processes and submissionsEffectively deputise for the Bid Manager to lead the team when required to deliver positive business outcomesWork collaboratively with the Contracts Manager to ensure all contract related matters are effectively executedThis is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing team in a large innovative business with future development and progression actively encouraged.


It is essential that you will have excellent attention to detail, a completer finisher and a passion for excellence.

Strong presentation and communication skills (written and verbal)

Exceptional writing skills

Educated to degree level

Be competent on MS packages

Display a passionate customer centric attitude

Be a strong team Player

It is desirable that have worked with / within the NHS, healthcare sector or pharmaceutical supply chain and have a demonstrable track record in tender process and bid submissions

We are looking for colleagues who share our passion for innovation and caring for people, who can help us to shape the future of healthcare and meet the constantly changing needs of our customers.


This role is based at our Support Centre in Coventry, Walsgrave Triangle, CV2 2TX. We are located just off junction 2 of the M6, easily accessible by car. If using public transport, we are 5.5 miles from Coventry train station, approx. 40 minutes by bus from the station.

Please note the closing date for applications for this vacancy is 11.08.17

However, if we experience a high volume of applications for this post, it may be necessary to close applications prior to this date.

We would therefore encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Company & Rewards:

Celesio UK

Celesio UK is an inspired and inspiring career choice. A pioneering provider of integrated healthcare services, we are unique and innovative, with career options that are found nowhere else.No other organisation in our sector provides the end-to-end offering that we do… from the buying of pharmaceuticals from manufacturers, right through the whole supply and distribution chain to dispensing. We’re one team with one purpose… to effectively, efficiently and passionately deliver innovative healthcare services that equip and inspire more positive lives.

Rewards and benefits

Wherever you work with Celesio, you will enjoy a uniquely rewarding career. You will be challenged but well remunerated, assume real responsibility but be well trained and developed to undertake it. You’ll work hard but be recognised for your contribution and be able to keep a healthy work/life balance. In addition to highly competitive salaries, we offer a valuable benefits package which includes generous holiday, pension scheme, professional support and relevant training, childcare vouchers, option to buy additional holiday and an employee discount scheme. What’s more, we regularly review our rewards package and it is improving all the time.

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