Bid Manager


Ph.d. & forskning
Udlandet (øvrige)

Job Description
F-Secure delivers research-led cyber security to defend organizations, society and people from real-world attacks and build resilience into their approach. Our people are a mix of technical and creative experts – diverse, talented, and passionate people – working tirelessly to help us advance the industry with new ways of thinking. They lead their own development, in and out of the office. They call the shots when it comes to building a place to call home in our organization.

F-Secure seek a proactive, results orientated, high achiever looking to advance their career in bid management. The successful candidate will demonstrate solid commercial acumen, creative flair, excellent communication and people-management skills all underpinned by a positive attitude and the motivation to win.

The Bid Manager’s primary objective will be to support the company in winning profitable business opportunities that are aligned to F-Secure's group strategy.

Job duties:

  • Evaluate and qualify tender opportunities
  • Plan the timely delivery of the bid response, the roles and responsibilities of contributors and the execution of all necessary process activities – present and gain commitment to the plan at the bid kick off meeting
  • Identify and mitigate risks to the bid plan
  • Support the development of a winning bid strategy and the win themes that best presents the F-Secure offer with respect to the client’s requirements and the competition
  • Ensure the timely progression of the bid response - coordinate, manage and motivate bid teams as well as liaise with subject matter experts across the F-Secure group
  • Own, compile and produce high quality, creative bid responses
  • Coordinate and facilitate the appropriate review and governance process - action all outputs
  • Support any negotiations following the bid response submission
  • Production of compelling presentation materials as appropriate
  • Collate internal and customer feedback to identify areas for improvement
  • Offer ad-hoc support to the wider commercial team when necessary;
  • Non-tender opportunities
  • PQQ and supplier questionnaires
  • Accreditation applications
  • Research projects
  • Continuous improvement activities

What we are looking for?
A Bid Manager seeking a new challenge and an opportunity to progress their career within a growing company and a growing industry. We are looking for a confident, motivated individual with a strong desire to succeed.

  • Experience of managing bid opportunities and the implementation of a sales/bid process (preferably within the IT industry)
  • An impressive academic record and university degree
  • Demonstrable commercial acumen and creativity
  • An analytical mind able to visualise, conceptualise, articulate problems and construct solutions
  • Excellent written communication skills; the ability to structure and articulate written communications in a persuasive and succinct form as well as grammatically correct
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and strong presentation skills
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills as well as the ability to multitask on multiple bids
  • Strong visual design skills and attention to detail
  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to manage key stakeholders at all levels
  • The ability to work both within a team and independently
  • The ability to be flexible, work well under pressure and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Excellent MS Office skills (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel)

You can’t design culture!
The F-Secure team is diverse, fluid, fun-loving, and full of energy. It’s our job to preserve that, so we’ve made it our business to help individuals traverse from passion to passion, from specialism to specialism, from the flavor of today to tomorrow’s. We move with their needs, and help them build pathways, always focusing on the things that make them happy in and beyond of the office.

Work with great people
Karolina Malagocka Senior Marketing Manager "At F-Secure we see the value of each and every person" Zuzanna Kunik Data Scientist "As a data scientist, I love working closely to data. As an extrovert, I love working with people. In my current role I’m doing both. " Jonas Lundberg Global Cyber Security Solution Sales "I feel confident in selling our services that protect our customers. It's extremely stimulating and gives me a sense of purpose" Ruediger Trost Pre-Sales Manager "After more than 11 years, I still go to the office with a smile, even if it is a Monday morning =)" Great Place to Work

  • Over 1,700 amazing colleagues in nearly 30 offices
  • Possibility to protect the world
  • Work with best of class experts who care
  • Relaxed, open and fun working environment
  • 68+ of nationalities
  • Global with the spirit of a small company

About the company
At F-Secure, we are committed to helping people and businesses be free in the digital world, without having to worry about cyber security. Every day, our Fellows face the daunting challenge of outsmarting those that disrupt the digitalized world. A difficult task, we know, but something we all come together to do for our customers. We make the world a safer place.

Our Fellowship of people have a shared interest in being successful together and being open and honest with each other. At F-Secure, we meet each other as equals, but challenge each other’s ideas – we believe this makes us all better and creates a more secure environment for our customers.

As an F-Secure Fellow, you’ll be joining a tight knit network of over 1,600 colleagues, spread over 25 offices around the world. To us, Fellowship means that what we do together is more important what I do. At F-Secure you will be part of our Fellowship. Be who you are – bring your best self.

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