• Bid Manager

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 6 months ago(9/12/2018 10:52 AM)
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  • Overview

    HKS is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight and stimulate peak performance. We have nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions that solve our clients’ challenges. Our research teams dig deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes--then they share them freely for everyone’s benefit. In all we do, we are mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.


    If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to be a vital part of one of the world’s top design firms, you can find it at HKS by joining our Marketing Communications team as a Bid Manager located in our London studio.


    • Work closely with studio & sector leaders to support their business development programme
    • Track PPP/PFI projects; track and respond to OJEU notices
    • Proactively seek new opportunities for the company: projects; competitions; speaking engagements etc.
    • Provide strategic thinking related to marketing outreach:  brochures, qualification packages, fee proposals and presentations
    • Prepare proposal and interview submissions including writing and editing text and design layout with inclusion of graphics, CVs, project schedules, etc. working within company brand standards
    • Manage the pursuit submission process working with key team members on requirements, scheduling, assignments and maintaining deadlines
    • Manage and prepare presentation boards, qualifications packages, PowerPoint presentations, etc. working within company brand standards for business development
    • Enter and manage leads, opportunities and pursuit information into CRM system
    • Maintain files in standard formats and filing structure
    • Maintain and manage boiler plate information with marketing team
    • Create, maintain and update marketing resource materials working with the marketing resource manager
    • Update and maintain information within our project information database system
    • Assist team members in developing submissions for professional accreditation, fellowships and other honours and awards submissions
    • Assist teams with other submissions such as design awards, conferences and related or local PR

    Personal Specification:

    • Strategic and independent thinker and planner
    • Excellent writing skills with experience in graphically designed page layouts
    • Knowledge of and interest in architecture/interior design, previous experience with an A/E firm
    • preferred
    • Interest in current affairs and avid reader
    • Proven success as a key member of a remotely located team
    • Able to apply sound judgment while working independently within tight timelines
    • Outstanding attention to detail and commitment to excellence
    • Excellent oral and written communicator, with great interpersonal skills; able to forge trusting relationships within a diverse team
    • Positive, service-driven attitude with a commitment to going above and beyond to help clients, partners and team members


    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing or related area
    • Relevant prior professional services marketing experience
    • High proficiency in InDesign and Adobe Creative Suite
    • Proficiency in standard Office applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


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