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We're looking for an ambitious Bid Manager to support and transform the CTI Digital bid process

As Bid Manager, you’ll be responsible for developing and co-ordinating the strategies that win CTI Digital new business. You’ll be involved at every stage, from identifying the right tender opportunities and qualifying enquiries and referrals, to bid acceptance and contract

Pitching is part art and part science. As a Bid Manager, you’ll be adept at co-creating exciting approaches to our pitches and steering them to fruition. You'll have a meticulous approach to organisation that ensures deadlines are never missed, pipelines never dry up, and the people who need to be, are always in the loop.

Find out more about what it's like to work at CTI in our careers brochure.

Careers Brochure


A Bid Manager will:

  • Develop and co-ordinate winning bid strategies from initial qualification to contract.
  • Manage the bid team and collaborate with creative, technical and strategic leads to prepare each bid.
  • Ensure outgoing collateral meets the highest standards and contains the appropriate pricing model.
  • Co-manage the new business pipeline and co-ordinate resource against critical deadlines.
  • Identify suitable tender opportunities, qualify inbound enquiries and referrals, direct expressions of interest, responses and proposals.
  • Work with the marketing team to increase awareness and leads in specific technologies/sectors.
  • Write and design engaging case studies, pitch presentations and other collateral including technical or sector-specific content.
  • Organise responsibilities matrix and due dates for all deliverables; acknowledging, logging and circulating tender documentation, updating CRM, and scheduling bid meetings.
  • Liaise with prospects throughout the bid development process, manage the clarification and bid acceptance process, and circulate additional information obtained to the wider bid team.
  • Embed best practice, risk management and quality management for all bids and tracking, and report to director-level colleagues.
  • Become and remain an expert on the solutions provided by CTI Digital.
  • Work alongside the Business Development Manager (BDM) to challenge and shape solutions to ensure proposals are competitive and meet client requirements.
  • Work with the BDM and the Creative Director to develop innovative ways of conveying the pitch to our clients.
  • Support sales and Client Services teams in preparing for pitches, presentations, site visits and wider interactions.
  • Own the bid management framework, continually streamlining and identifying efficiencies.
  • Build an extensive library of standardised proposal content to markedly increase bid efficiency.
  • Attending partner and third-party meetings, workshops, events, conferences, and away-days.


Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Know digital marketing inside out and thrive in the fast-paced, high-pressure agency environment.
  • Have excellent literacy, numeric and verbal communication skills.
  • Be astute. Nothing gets past you, and when you need to produce a complex bid to a tight word limit, every detail is correct.
  • Be able to multi-task and manage tasks under your own initiative to tight deadlines, without compromising speed or standards.
  • Be experienced in handling new business enquiries, and liaising with prospective client or partner organisations.
  • Be able to use a range of Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Adobe and CRM products

Other desirable traits include:

  • Have a ‘can do’ project management attitude.
  • Able to collaborate with a team to get results.
  • Enjoy working face-to-face with colleagues and partners.

Our projects are delivered with tight collaboration between developers, production and project management and quality assurance teams. We do not work in isolation, rather in a supportive environment, focused on supporting and learning from one another. At CTI, we actively listen to our staff, who are encouraged to help influence how our business evolves.


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What we offer in return:

Set in the heart of Manchester’s thriving Northern Quarter, CTI plays host to a purpose-built and flexible working environment. Take a look around our office on street view, or fly through the office in our video tour.



A Tour of The Manchester Head Office


Beyond the opportunity to work with a diverse range of reputable clients, as well as the benefits of being welcomed into our friendly and energetic team, we offer a generous package of company perks. After all, a positive working environment is a productive one and we always aim to bring out your best.

  • Highly Competitive Salary: With potential opportunities for progression and performance-related bonuses.
  • Personal Development: we offer a host of possibilities for personal development, from in-house training workshops, to conference and training opportunities.
  • Generous Holiday Allowance: enjoy 23 days holiday, plus 5 days over Christmas, and 8 Bank Holidays per year on top.
  • Work From Home Allowance:Need to escape the commute or take delivery of a new sofa? We appreciate that some days it can be more convenient to work from home, so we offer an allocation of days to allow for this.
  • Flexible Working Hours: we all work 7.5 hours per day, but team members can plan their schedule to suit them. Provided we can collaborate during the core office hours (10 am- 4.30 pm) then the rest is up to you.
  • Company-issued MacBook Pro: every employee is issued with a Macbook Pro, to tailor to their needs and preferences. The aim is to give every team member the freedom to work where they choose: at their own two-screen workstation, at a standing desk or in a private pod.
  • The chance to socialise and unwind: when you need to take a break, the office bar and games area is the CTI social hub.
  • And then… after successfully passing your probation at CTI, the benefits package gets a boost! Access to the company pension scheme, private healthcare, discounted rail commute and cycle to work programmes all ensure that you continue to be healthy and happy whilst working with us.


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