Do you always side with the winner?
Do you love going the extra mile to win tenders? Are you in pitch perfect condition to prepare and present ambitious proposals in our name? Is your eye for deadlines always on point? At iO, we’re all part of an organisation that’s growing on the daily. We’re looking to support this growth through exciting projects for clients that match our organisation in more than just one way.
In short: we’re looking for an experienced bid manager to oversee our tendering processes from start to finish. Someone who knows how to create attractive tenders, based on the expertise found across iO campuses. This means facilitating the tender qualification process, managing every opportunity throughout the entire bid life cycle and co-ordinating production of the proposal response document.
No worries, you won’t be on your own. You can rely on your tender desk colleagues, as well as all of our in-house domain experts, to land bid-winning proposals. In fact, you get to compose your own team to take on tenders and determine how the iO tender output should look like. It makes you an inspirational team captain who loves to challenge teams and make them reach new heights. Throughout all of this, you maintain a sharp eye on deadlines and bid requirements.
Naturally, we plan to challenge you as well. Are you in need of additional skills during your time with us? Expect support for you in your quest for self-development. Not only within your field of expertise, but just as well on a personal level . Think soft-skills training, expert groups and certificates, or tickets to inspiring events.
You have at least three years of relevant work experience as a project leader or bid manager in a commercial environment
You have experiences in managing a team, preferably experts in government, business development and bid management
You have experience in managing both Belgian- and European-level tenders
You like to think tactically about the best approach for a tender and have a commercial sense for a winning offer
You have a sense of initiative and enjoys getting things done
You are team- and result-oriented, above all
You possess the drive to help set up iO’s Public Services team
You’re fluent in Dutch and English, French is a (big) plus
Do we feel a match? Then we’ll take action right away. Starting with a meet & greet (face-to-face or virtually) – you know: first impressions and all that!
That wasn’t too bad, was it? If we both have a good feeling about our first meeting, we’ll invite you for a short assessment to check how you can grow at iO. When and where it fits you, of course.
There’s a bunch of people here who are very eager to meet you. The next time we talk, two of your potential coworkers will join us to discuss the results of your assessment.
Are we all still excited? Congrats: it’s time to sign your contract! We’ll go over all the practicalities together and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to get started.
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