Bid Manager

We currently have an opportunity for a Bid Manager to join our team within the Oxford Group.

The Oxford Group is a leading global provider of leadership, management development and executive coaching solutions to large international organisations.

This is an office-based role in Eynsham, Oxfordshire with flexibility to work from home on agreed days. If you are enthusiastic about creating winning solutions, managing multiple projects across various cultures, then this is a role for you. We will provide you with interesting projects, in house systems training and stimulating on-the-job experiences.

If you are interested in making an application please submit your CV with a covering letter/email to

Business Unit
The Oxford Group
from 38,000
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref

About the role

We are looking for an individual who has broad experience of working in a demanding, bid manager role in multi-national business environment, working across multiple cultures and continents, who is keen to become a key member of our bid team helping us to create innovative winning solutions for our clients. We offer the opportunity to work, influence and learn from a high-calibre bid team with the potential for personal development. Challenging and engaging work across a variety of organisations and industries in an environment strongly focused on psychological safety and inclusion.

Reporting to The Head of Bids, the Bid Manager provides a key pre-sales role, which involves working closely with our Associate Directors, Account Managers (ADAMs), Project Managers – who manage our new business and client accounts – to develop outstanding proposals and presentations.

The key objectives of the role to help maximise our chances of winning business and support achieving our sales target, whilst providing a professional and efficient service to The Oxford Groups’ clients and the wider Oxford Group Team.

For further details, please see attached the Role Profile. 

About you

We are looking for a client focused Bid Manager who has:

  • Experience of working on bids, tenders, presentations, bidding portals
  • Proven planning and co-ordination skills
  • First class communication skills: listening, negotiating, and persuading or influencing others; oral and written communication, using a range of media, including the preparation draft documents
  • Highly proficient writing skills, attention to detail (a critical eye in terms of accuracy), excellent proofing skills, thoroughness and accuracy when completing any task, along with a professional manner. Bilingual English / French desirable but not essential
  • Commercial acumen/proven numeracy skills
  • Personal effectiveness: self-awareness and self-management; time management; an inclusive approach with others; autonomous the ability to work under own initiative and as part of a team, under pressure and to deadlines; the ability to continue learning
  • Experience of interacting with senior level stakeholders and decision-makers or executives; verbally and written communication
  • High levels of skills using Microsoft Office applications – Word, PowerPoint and Excel in particular


Our Story And Mission

The Oxford Group is a leading global provider of leadership, management development and executive coaching solutions to large international organisations. We have a well-earned reputation for quality, professionalism and working through long term partnerships with clients. Our programmes blend innovative experiential learning with deep personal insights, coaching and work-based learning. We are a City & Guilds business, a global leader in skills development.

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What We Offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

Next Steps And How To Apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV with a covering letter/email to