A day in the life of a Bid Manager.

Lisa Wood / Marketing and Communications Lead | 10/05/2023

Rob is the Bid Manager at Naimuri and had been with the business for just under a year.

What attracted you to apply to work for Naimuri?
The Culture.

How did you find the recruitment process?
Excellent - My recruiter, Ian, was really positive, open, responsive and proactive throughout the recruitment process. He also introduced Naimuri, and its culture and mission really honestly and accurately, and took the time to understand what my skills, experience and aspirations for my next role were.

Describe what you do day-today?
I primarily support our end-to-end bid process: Responding to our customers and their requests for information about our services; keeping track of our current (and prospective) bids; and creating bids collateral and assets. This means I'm linking daily with our business development leads, and marketing, commercial and delivery teams... (and writing... a lot!).

What interested you in a career in technology?
This is my first role in Tech, so I see this role as a great opportunity to learn a lot about a new (and extremely dynamic) sector.

What areas of technology are you most passionate about?
Whilst Bid Management isn't the most technical role at Naimuri, I'm fascinated by how AI is going to shape life as we know it over the coming years.

What are the top five skills you need to do your role?

  1. Good writing and organisational skills

  2. Being open, collaborative, and good team player

  3. Proactivity, positivity, and a can-do attitude

  4. Patience, assertiveness and resilience

  5. Kindness, and a sense of humour (though these help in any role!...)


What is the best thing about working at Naimuri?
The culture here is superb.There's a genuinely collaborative, open and friendly working environment here.

What is the career progression like at Naimuri?
There's a really well defined progression framework here, and I've been really impressed by the general approach to training, accreditation and professional development... so let's see!


What are your career aspirations?
Ever since Uni (where I studied English Literature), I knew I always wanted to write. I guess I'm lucky that my career as a Bid Manager, and previous experience as a journalist and sub-editor, has enabled me to do this so much in my day-to-day role already. I'm really looking forward to continuing to shape and contribute to how Naimuri bids to its customers though, as our mission to help make the UK a safer and better place is a really important oneā€¦

What advice would you give to someone wanting a career in technology?
The best advice I've ever received in my career was to remember that people aren't 'born' into roles: They're trained, guided, encouraged and supported to succeed. So do everything you can to put yourself in environments that support this...Finding a mentor really helps, too. Also, appreciate that where you 'start' in your career probably won't be where you end up. So be sure to enjoy the journey!

What would you say to someone who is considering applying to work for Naimuri?
Do it! Come and talk with us (we're a friendly bunch!) - This is a growing business, with a real sense of purpose and mission.


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