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Bid & Proposal Manager

Job Location: Utrecht

Regional Description: Netherlands

Job Number: 00511332


- Job description

Bid & Proposal Manager

Do you have the experience in organizing successful responses to client / prospect requests (RFx) and would you like to work within an environment in which your personal development is central, then we would like to talk to you.   

Job description

Bid Managers are the Project Managers of the sales process and support Sales and Opportunity Leads to drive the sales process and outcomes on a dedicated basis.  Bid Managers manage and close opportunities throughout the Sales lifecycle  Key responsibilities will vary according to the size and complexity of the sales opportunity, and may include:

  • Working with the Sales Lead to develop and agree the Bid Plan
  • Mobilizing the bid team, including resourcing, governance, quality controls and PMO setup
  • Leading the day-to-day management of the bid to closure, including workplans, schedules, milestones, budget and financials
  • Managing the end to end production of the bid response document (RFx)
  • Working with the Sales Lead to understand and adhere to the sales strategy and win themes
  • Planning and coordinating the bid response review cycle
  • Engaging and coordinating inputs and approvals from Solution Architects, Deal Shapers, Capability and Service Leads and other subject matter experts
  • Establishing and managing relationships with internal stakeholders and support teams, such as Marketing, Finance, Contract Management, Legal and Creative Services
  • Managing inputs and support from alliance partners, sub-contractors and other third parties
  • Maintaining compliance with client RFx requirements, internal Accenture controls and external regulations, where required
  • Undertaking quality assurance reviews for storyline, structure, readability and client focus
  • Preparing and coordinating internal bid approvals and governance gates
  • Supporting client oral presentations and site visits
  • Contributing towards continuous improvement and development of bid management best practice.
  • Contribute to written RFx deliverables

Place in the organization

You will be part of the Dutch Sales Support Team which operates as a single point of contact for a wide range of sales support activities for the NL practice. As a Bid Manager, your primary focus will be our Heath & Public Service clients but you will also have the opportunity to work across other industry groups.  

Required Qualifications / Skills

  • Bachelor or Master degree
  • Approx. 2-5  years of relevant experience in Bid Management
  • Experience with European Tendering Laws
  • Experience of Bid Management within the Public Sector
  • Excellent communication skills in both the Dutch and the English language
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail / quality focus
  • Self-starter / pro-active
  • Team player / personable

We offer

A work environment with a focus on your personal development. You work together with talented colleagues from all over the world. Within Accenture, we offer our employees a lot of learning opportunities in the area of capability and personal development.  We provide the flexibility to work from our offices in Utrecht and/or Amsterdam. Moreover, you have the opportunity to contribute with your expertise to our Corporate Citizenship Program. 

Accenture offers excellent employee benefits, including:

  • 13th month and holiday pay which you can manage in a flexible benefits tool;
  • Appealing bonus program;
  • Good transport arrangement (e.g. lease car);
  • Pension scheme set up on your personal situation;
  • Laptop and smartphone;
  • Expense and internet allowance;
  • Discount on Accenture shares.


Then we would like to meet you. Apply directly online through the button ┬┤solliciteer online┬┤ and send us your CV and motivation letter. For more information about this vacancy you can contact Arjan Geense via

An assessment may be part of the selection procedure.

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