Bid Manager

Frascati, Italia, Serco Europe [2310]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that has supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA. Serco offers space capability across the full space lifecycle from satellite testing to Launch services, LEOP to spacecraft operations, space surveillance to data management, and supporting downstream application development. With over 55 years history in the space sector Serco is well placed to contribute to National strategies and New Space ventures who want to scale their businesses/organizations with skilled talent.

Join our dynamic team as a Bid Manager at our Serco Office in Frascati, Italy. In this role, you’ll be an integral part of the European Bid Team, collaborating with diverse bid teams across the Business Unit. Based in Italy, you’ll also work closely with teams in Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Holland, Switzerland, and beyond.  This role is crucial in positioning the company for success by securing valuable business opportunities and contributing to its growth.

Day-to-day, you’ll collaborate with Business Development (BD) and bid teams, ensuring proper resourcing, implementing strong governance, and actively participating in crafting winning bids. This opportunity not only immerses you in a vibrant and diverse organization but also places you in a high-profile, pivotal role, providing an avenue to gain extensive experience in the realms of BD and bidding. Operating on a project basis, this role spans all geographies and disciplines within the Europe Business Unit as required. Join us and be a driving force in our exciting projects and initiatives!


  • Independently manage small to medium-scale bid processes end-to-end, working closely with the Head of Bidding and individual bid teams.
  • Support the management of larger-scale/strategic bids as required, working in collaboration with Bid Directors and BD Leads.
  • Manage physical and virtual bid teams, including securing inputs from key stakeholders, typically involving sales, technical, finance, commercial, legal and marketing colleagues.
  • Manage/support the bid strategy and production process, from opportunity identification through to submission and follow-up.
  • Manage/support the governance process for individual bids, working in partnership with Bid Directors (where applicable) and wider bid teams.
  • Manage/support key stages of the bid process – e.g. production of bid kick-off packs, running win strategy workshops, managing red reviews etc.
  • Management and tracking of risks.
  • Manage individual bid calendars and budgets.
  • Manage the SharePoint site for each specific bid.
  • Manage bid submission portals.
  • Ad hoc bid writing and production tasks as required.
  • Coordinate and contribute to client presentation/dialogue sessions as required.


  • Over 5 years of successful experience in the management of live bids.
  • The ideal candidate should possess a strong intellect and demonstrate precision and attention to detail, coupled with excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Ability to manage demanding and fluctuating workloads effectively.
  • Exhibits thoroughness and attention to detail while maintaining composure under pressure.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective collaboration with diverse stakeholders across the business.


  • Familiarity with Space or Defence bidding processes.
  • Chance to contribute to and shape strategies within the bidding and Business Development (BD) functions.
  • Opportunity to work autonomously and collaboratively within a team.
  • Prospects for career advancement.
  • Opportunities to engage in European, multi-disciplinary bidding initiatives.


Within Serco we believe there is a place here for everyone. Diversity & Inclusion at Serco is based on a culture where every voice is heard, and every employee feels valued. Working together as one team, we can enhance the experience of our people and teams, improve the value of our solutions to better serve the missions of our customers, and make a difference in our world. We are enthusiastic and passionate about our work which is infectious. We allow our employees to take responsibility for their work and promote a positive working culture.


What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Corporate Benefits Package.
  • Support provided on relocation – Information available upon request.
  • Company Events.

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