Commercial Bid Manager

Grade 8: £43,414 - £51,805 per annum 


We are recruiting for an experienced Commercial Bid Manager. 

Do you have experience of working in a fast-paced environment? Are you passionate about providing a world-class service to prospective clients and helping to make a positive difference working for the world’s number one University?

If so, please do get in touch to find out more about working in our Custom Executive Education Team, an environment where you’ll be challenged and encouraged to develop your strategic and commercial understanding of customised Executive Education as you advance your career.

This will be an exciting opportunity for you to be responsible for the management of the entire bid process. You will ensure all timelines are met and that the bid submitted is as complete and accurate as possible, whilst also best reflecting Custom Executive Education’s (CEE) services and abilities.

You will be responsible for the quality of all aspects of the bid, including written documentation and presentations and ensure all bid documentation is clear, concise and crucially, compelling. You will source and co-ordinate design input to ensure the visual standard of all documentation and presentation material is first class and eye-catching.

To be considered for this role you will need:

  • Have a willingness to experiment with a variety of traditional and new technologies to create proposals and other related documents.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing complex bid, procurement led or similar tasks along with a proven track record of success in a business development role at a senior level, with demonstrated ability to identify, establish and maintain relationships with senior stakeholders.
  • Be commercially astute, experienced at creating commercial budgets and familiar with general commercial contract terms and conditions.
  • To understand contract and governance processes or a willingness in this area to learn.

In return we offer a range of generous benefits, some of which include:

  • Holiday allowance of 38 days including bank holidays
  • Membership of the generous Oxford staff pension scheme
  • Use of on-site gym
  • Discounted bus travel
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Plus many other University benefits

Further information on this role can be found in the job description.

All applications must include a CV and supporting statement / cover letter explaining how you meet the eligibility and selection criteria to

The closing date for applications is Monday 26 September at 12.00 noon.