GWS Local Sr Bid Manager Remote - Sr Business Development Associate
GWS Segment
Soort baan
Facilitair Management, Verkoopondersteuning
Boston - Massachusetts - United States of America, Chicago - Illinois - United States of America, New York City - New York - United States of America

GWS Local is a tailored, facility management solution at a local level with access to the Global CBRE GWS platform.

We manage soft services through trusted best in class partners, and self-delivery of hard services. Utilizing an Agile delivery model with structure, governance, and accountability through employee empowerment.  Partnership with Local also provides access to our “Best in Class” additional services: Sustainability and Energy Programs, Project Management, Moves & Changes, Security Consulting, Workplace Strategy, and Host Workplace Experience.

To work as part of the Divisional Business Development team to achieve the Company’s objectives for business growth. This role will report to the Divisional Business Development Director.


Responsible for project management of the PQQ and tender process whilst producing innovative documents that are delivered on time and to the highest possible standard. This role will provide support to BDMs, BDEs and assist in developing new business opportunities.


The Divisional Bid Manager is responsible for mentoring and developing BUCs and creating a divisional community of high performing support. It also includes supporting internal and external marketing activities, event organisation and marketing presence at industry exhibitions and events, developing best practice and sharing with the wider business.


Main duties and responsibilities 

Bid Management

  • Deal promptly and professionally with all pre-qualifications, distribute documents between BUCs and BDMs as necessary and keep the opportunity lead fully updated on progress.
  • Identify, review, evaluate and understand the requirements of identified business opportunities (RFPs and Workshop sessions) and work to create successful win themes and strategies for response.
  • Projects management of RFPs and client workshops, from initiation to submission
  • Supporting BDMs with creative and strategic input to RFP responses and manage the contributions of others supporting the bid to ensure timely delivery of best quality responses.
  • Develop and deliver exceptional RFP documents and presentations in line with Company standards, using the specialist support functions (procurement, HR, QHSE etc) as well as local operational managers.
  • Manage communication between the client and CBRE throughout the bid process (where necessary).
  • Attendance at tender site visits, client meetings and preparation of presentations and workshop materials, where necessary.


Marketing and Events

  • Raise the company profile by organising (and where necessary, representing CBRE at) industry events, networking events and promoting an image of professionalism at all times.
  • Work closely with the central marketing team to provide draft press releases, content for the Weekly Round Up, ideas for article placement, new brochure content and other support for marketing collateral as necessary.
  • Assist the Business Development team with preparation of materials for marketing events, presentations and client meetings.


Knowledge, Best Practice and Connection

  • Liaise with other parts of the CBRE business to develop and share best practice
  • Attend the monthly UK Bid Manager meetings and the monthly Pursuit Excellence calls with the global team.
  • Maintain and prepare information for myKnowledge, Innovation register and other centralised useful information, feeding directly to the Strategic Development Manager.
  • Develop appropriate systems and structure to ensure a consistent approach to tender opportunities.
  • Develop and build professional customer relationships with existing, new and potential clients. Build relationships with operational managers and support functions. Maintain excellent relationships and after sales support to build mutual confidence in line with the agreed business strategy.

  Business Unit Coordinators

  • One on one training and mentoring BUCs to develop PQQ and tender writing skills.
  • Organise and lead monthly meetings and regular catch ups with Divisional BUC’s.


Learning and Development

  • Keep the Division BD team and wider division up-to-date with industry developments, maintaining awareness of competitor activity and market trends.
  • Facilitate internal and external training for BDMs and BUCs.



  • Maintain and prepare up-to-date input for internal Sales Reporting and other reporting requirements such as tender production costs.
  • Attend Sales MMMs and other necessary meetings
  • Provide detail of new wins to Strategic Development Manager for the FM Database/BatchGeo
  • Maintain historical records and relevant contract documentation in the support of tenders and re-bids for the Business.


  • Act as main contact to the BD team in absence of the BDD and provide any support (administrative or other to team where necessary).
  • Update team diaries with site visits, important dates, deadlines and any other relevant information.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university required. 2 years’ experience in selling role/providing support to multiple or team of professionals; ability to determine and respond to conflicting priorities preferred. Experience selling to retail and/or restaurant organizations a plus.

Certificates and Licenses

Real Estate license preferred, but not required. 

OPMERKING: Een aanvullende vereiste voor deze rol is het vermogen om te voldoen aan de gezondheids- en veiligheidsprotocollen van COVID-19, inclusief COVID-19-vaccinatiebewijs en/of strenge tests.