Bid Manager

Denmark, Aarhus
11 Jan 2017
09 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are your ready to handle complex tender processes for large-scale offshore projects and be responsible for the positioning of MHI Vestas' competitive proposition? We are looking for a skilled Bid Manager with high personal drive and strong project management skills - Is that you?
Join Bid Management  
You will be part of our highly skilled Bid Management team located in Aarhus. You will report to the Head of Bid Management and primarily be involved in the tender phase for large offshore wind farm projects where you will be responsible for the preparation of our proposals in close collaboration with both internal stakeholders and the customer. 
Key responsibilities
Your main responsibility will be to handle bids for large offshore wind farm projects. You will in the role as Bid Manager:
  • Take ownership of the bid management process.  
  • Manage customer bids, create customer offers and responses to RFx's. 
  • In close alignment with the Senior Sales Manager, project manage the bid, lead the bid team using company agreed processes and methodologies to ensure deadlines are met, approvals obtained, and the bid team is motivated and focused. 
  • Initiate corrective actions where necessary by forward planning and forecasting, to ensure optimum utilization of company resources and promote high quality, customer satisfaction and on time bid submission. 
  • Ensure that the most appropriate and relevant solutions for each bid are effectively structured from cross-functional stakeholders. 
  • Review and revise documents prepared by internal stakeholders and coordinate the preparation of those materials.  
  • Compile, edit, and proof read commercial proposals which contain commercial and technical content and ensure that these are presented in a professional and concise manner.  
  • Facilitate the qualification of bids at the appropriate process stages using standard tools and techniques. Record and align the qualification outcomes and escalate when required to drive effective bid qualification. 
  • Produce and maintain all bid records in accordance with company processes to ensure the bid is auditable. 
  • Flag any issues or risks to the appropriate stakeholders within the business.  
  • Store all documentation in appropriate systems maintaining all necessary security compliance. 
  • Be responsible for the handover of the contract to the Account Teams for the negotiation of contracts. 
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of products and services, competitive landscape and trends within the offshore wind industry.  
  • Constantly strive to improve both process and offerings to ensure a maximum competitiveness in the bidding phase. 
What we are looking for  
To succeed in this role you must have some professional experience with tender processes for large-scale power plants or other complex industrial projects. 
Furthermore the ideal candidate fulfils as many of the below requirements as possible: 
  • Master degree in economics or engineering 
  • Proposal writing experience and excellent written and verbal communication skills in English  
  • Offshore wind industry knowledge 
  • Good interpersonal and team skills 
  • Analytical thinker and a problem solver 
  • Attention to detail and structured approach 
  • Strong project management skills - the ability to apply project management disciplines to achieve successful delivery within agreed parameters of timescale and quality 
  • Very high quality standards - constantly seeking to challenge yourself 
  • Ability to stay focused and maintain overview even during hectic periods 
What we offer 
We offer you an exciting job in an international company with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring environment where the ambition is to become a global leader in the offshore wind market. We value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will become part of a highly professional environment with a strong dedication to what we do. You will get a unique opportunity to influence the sales of large offshore projects and your own position in an informal and rapidly developing environment. 
Additional information 
The primary work location will be in Aarhus, Denmark.  
For further information, please contact Head of Bid Management, Maida Zahirovic, at +45 6133 6949.
Please send your application and CV as soon as possible using the link on this page. All enquiries are treated confidentially.   
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Vestas Wind Systems A/S established in April 2014. Our vision is to be a leading player in the offshore industry by remaining customer-focused and setting new standards for industry collaboration. We aim to lead growth and co-develop offshore wind as a financially viable and sustainable energy source to benefit future generations. Furthermore, we intend to create a pleasant workplace with challenging development opportunities, flexibility and joint responsibility. We are an international organisation totaling more than 1500 employees. Our headquarters is based in Aarhus, Denmark, and we have offices in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Sweden.