Bid Lead

BAE Systems

Glascoed, South Wales

Bid Lead



Posted by on April 17, 2024.


Job title: Bid Lead

Location: Glascoed, South Wales; We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £53,928

What you’ll be doing:

  • Spearheading the dynamic orchestration of bid cycles, from inception to fruition, to craft compelling proposals that will chart the course of our business’s future
  • Innovating bid processes with precision and flair, crafting bespoke strategies that not only meet the timelines but also set new benchmarks for excellence, all while embracing industry-leading practices
  • Championing the quest for excellence by handpicking Chairpersons for bid reviews, ensuring our proposals resonate with our aspirational goals and objectives
  • Taking charge of the expedition through the business approval processes, navigating security protocols and export regulations, while igniting creativity in Bid Launch meetings
  • Managing the bid evolution, ensuring every member of our dynamic Bid team is empowered with insights and inspired to push boundaries daily
  • Orchestrating talent within our diverse Bid team, harmonising resources, budgets, and responsibilities to create collaboration that will resonate across our industry landscape

Your skills and experiences:


  • Experience of understanding customer requirements and translating these into solutions, delivered within budget/timescales
  • Experience of running projects of over £5 million
  • Qualified to Degree standard or equivalent experience


  • Exposure to the defence industry
  • Proficiency in bid writing


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Business Development & Strategy team:

Step into an exciting and dynamic role where you’ll be at the forefront of large and complex bids. Reporting directly to the senior business development manager, you’ll play a pivotal role in our team. Working closely with experienced business development managers, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in preparing bids for thrilling projects such as Artillery Tank and Mortar, Heavy Bombs and Payloads, and Light Munitions IDT. This role offers a unique chance to explore diverse projects, broaden your skill set, and gain exposure to new challenges. Collaborating primarily with internal teams such as engineering, procurement, and commercial, you’ll also engage directly with our valued customers. Moreover, at BAE Systems, we’re committed to your professional development and will provide support as you pursue relevant qualifications. Join us on this exhilarating journey as we push boundaries and shape the future of defence technology together.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 30th April 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.