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Bid Manager with international focus for a growing IT company

Do you excel in team management in a dynamic international environment? Do you possess the will to win, good business skills and a focus on customer value? Then you might be Systematic’s new Bid Manager for our Defence Business Unit.

The job

As a Bid Manager in Systematic, you are at the centre of business development and scoping of the future project execution. You will have the responsibility for management of bid projects and bid teams. You are the motivating and driving force behind your team and bring structure and clarity to the bid activities. By combining the overview with your winning mentality and drive, you will ensure we win more opportunities through quality proposals.

The role as Bid Manager is central in Systematic and you will be responsible for multiple proposals at the same time. You will coordinate and optimize activities across proposals and their contributors. Your daily work will primarily take place in bid teams, where you, together with the responsible Business Director and a number of specialists, create proposals that win contracts.

As a Bid Manager for our Defence Business Unit in Systematic, you will, among other things, have the following responsibilities:

  • Planning and executions of bids within agreed scope, quality and time
  • Facilitate and ensure professional discussions with stakeholders from sales, legal and delivery
  • Chairmanship of meetings and reviews with internal and external business partners
  • Managing the governance process and secure necessary approvals and sign-offs
  • Prepare clear and concise briefing materials for senior management
  • Internal stakeholder management, including the CEO, vice-presidents for the Business Units and multiple specialists
     

Your skills and personality

You probably have a background from Project Management or similar. A background in IT and/or The Defence Industry is an advantage. You excel in both written and spoken English.

You have relevant experience in the following areas:

  • Motivating and engaging colleagues and teams, despite busy times and participants often having other tasks, they also are committed to fulfil
  • Planning and project management, including daily coordination, reviews, risk management etc.
  • Close and intensive dialogue with decision makers and presenting complex solutions in a simple way
  • Working with business cases and project calculations and verifying complex spreadsheets
  • Ensuring consistency across the bid; reviewing text to ensure that our compelling messages get through
  • Handling and structuring large amounts of information
  • Facilitating sales support activities
     

You are ambitious and constantly raise the bar. You have the will and the ability to continuously develop yourself and, as a team player, contribute to the continuous development of both the team and the company.

You do not necessarily have extensive experience with managing complex proposals, but you are a fast and willing learner and interested in understanding and operating within the processes creating the best environment for producing winning proposals in a short and intense time frame.

Your personal qualities include thoroughness, structure, drive, and creativity, as progress and planning with respect to deadlines is essential. You are a self-driven team player with the ability to cooperate and build relationships. You thrive among other people in an evolving environment. Characterised by a high drive and a good mood, you possess a high degree of flexibility.

Systematic offers

Our IT solutions make it simpler for the users to make critical decisions. In the defence and healthcare sectors, critical decisions often concern matters of life and death. In both the private and the public sector, our solutions must handle large amounts of data, e.g. in the library sector with more than 50 million yearly loans. To be able to continue the development of solutions that customers trust, we continuously challenge each other, our work processes and technologies. We have a highly pro-active education and training policy with defined career paths and internal pro-active Knowledge Networks.

We stay constantly focused on making everything better. Our unique combination of strong principles from CMMI and the best aspects of LEAN and Scrum enable us to develop reliable, high-quality solutions for our customers and to deliver them to the agreed price and deadline. We work in teams and some of our teams include well-integrated insourced developers.

We prioritise a sensible balance between work and private life, and our agile approach provides you with an excellent opportunity of being able to plan your own tasks and working hours to a great extent. We value social cohesion at the workplace and have a very active staff association.

We work with security-classified projects, and therefore, you as an employee at Systematic need to have security clearance. Read more here.

Have we not answered all of your questions?

You are always welcome to contact us at tel. +45 8943 2000 and ask for Helle Benedikte Neigaard, Senior Bid Manager. We continuously assess applications, as we wish to fill the position as soon as possible. Applications for this position must be in English. Place of work is Aarhus. We look forward to hearing from you.

Since we wrote our first line of code in 1985, privately owned Systematic A/S has grown to an international software house with more than 900 colleagues with 27 different nationalities, spread across offices in 12 countries and with customers all over the world. Our goal is simple: To improve the world with exceptional software. We deliver software and system solutions for customers within the public sector, the health sector, the defence, the police, the financial sector and the service sector. We work on a fundament of trust, where we have freedom and responsibility for making decisions in our everyday lives. We are dedicated to making a difference and dare to challenge technology, each other and ourselves. As a new employee at Systematic, you are welcomed by helpful colleagues, and you can look forward to both a mentor arrangement and all the support you need. Together, we can develop and fulfil your potential and make Systematic even better.

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