Specialist Bid Management & Pricing - N/A11418
Code/Reference:
N/A11418
Applications accepted until:
2021-02-24
Number of Openings
1

Company Overview

A subsidiary of Econet Global, Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa's largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. It also provides payment solutions to financial institutions and retailers, as well as award winning data storage and communication solutions to businesses across Africa and beyond. Put simply, we connect people.
We started out by questioning the way things are done and being single-minded in our determination to improve them. Everything we do is driven by a simple yet powerful belief that everyone in Africa has the right to be connected. Over the last decade, this vision has helped us change the face of communications in the region.
Our future-focused approach to new product development makes our services enduringly adaptable.
€œWe have to focus on services of the future and new revenue streams not as a side show to infrastructure but as the main show leveraging off the infrastructure which we have.€ - Nic Rudnick
Our flexible and dynamic business model keeps us at the forefront of telecoms innovation. And by listening to customers, we ensure that our solutions are constantly evolving to meet their needs. In June 2017, Liquid Telecom raised $700m in a bond and term-loan issue that will help Liquid Telecom refinance debt and provide a war chest for further acquisitions.
Our Beliefs
At the very core of our business is our belief that every individual on the continent has the right to be connected. We believe that the power of technology will create better and brighter lives for everyone.
We're for everyone - Being connected shouldn't just be for the privileged few. We believe it's for everyone and this was recognised at the AfricaCom Awards 2013 when we won an award for Best Cost Efficiency Solution. The sense of doing the right thing runs through every aspect of our business.
Integrity - Having integrity in everything we do has made us what we are today. We are all encouraged to play our part and take responsibility for doing things right €“ and doing the right thing.
Only The Best Will Do - We're constantly striving to deliver the best communications technology to everyone €“ from the smallest communities to the biggest businesses in the region.
Don€™t Talk Do - We listen carefully to our customers, then we deliver beyond their expectations. This €˜can do' attitude is key to our success.
In It For The Long Run - We've invested heavily in our own network and technology. We created the largest single fibre network in the region, which stretches over 18,000km across borders to connect people locally, nationally and internationally. We're not stopping there €“ we're continuing to invest so we can connect people all over Africa.
Further information can be found at www.Liquidtelecom.com

Location

Johannesburg

Job Purpose:

LOCATION: GAUTENG

The primary responsibility of Bid Specialists is to manage bids from the time that a sales opportunity is qualified (assessed as a desirable deal for LTSA to pursue) to the time that it is won or lost and handed over to the delivery team that will fulfil the project or contract with the client.

Minimum Requirements of Job

Qualifications
Matric essential 
Prince 2 Foundation Certification / APMP Foundation or Practitioner level desirable

Experience

2-3 years€™ experience in Bid Management 
1 year Project Management and 2 years' Sales Support experience 

Key Outputs:

Bid Management Operations
Manage the bid qualification process and liaise with internal teams for contributions whilst providing input to opportunity qualification, win strategies, commercial discussions and solution design
Manage information database and collate all information required for the bid process
Responsible for collecting and collating all information needed to prepare the proposal, including both technical and cost elements 
Manage bids in accordance with Bid Process, using related supporting tools and systems
Manage all aspects and stages of the bid, including coordination of: Initiation and planning; Kick-off; Solution Definition; Content Development; Response Consolidation; Team Reviews; Quality Control; Management Review and Authorisation; Packaging/delivery; post-submission administration; Bid revisions; Bid award; reviews

Establish and maintain commercial processes 
Preparing and reviewing the commercial aspects of the bid, ensuring all services are included in the final proposal to the customer 
Contributing to the written proposal.  Engaging with respective cross-functional divisions  
Collaborates with Supply Chain Management to coordinate requests to subcontractors

Risk tracking and coordination throughout the bid process
Set up files to ensure that all tender information is appropriately documented and secured
Establish a communication schedule to update relevant stakeholders including internal teams in the organization on the progress of the tender
Review the quality of the work completed with the cross-functional divisions and the Bid Manager on a regular basis to ensure tender specifications are met 

Equity Statement:

In line with our company transformation policies, preference will be given to EE candidates.