Bid Manager I
Company: Zayo Group
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world's most
impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming
our society. Zayo's 133,000-mile network in North America and
Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of
buildings and data centers. Zayo's communications infrastructure
solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths,
Ethernet, and dedicated Internet access. Zayo serves wireless and
wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and
other large enterprises.
The Bid Manager I facilitates the preparation of high quality,
professional business proposals in response to major opportunities
managing bids and proposals from customer's initial interest to the
handover of the awarded project to the execution team. The Bid
Manager I acts as the project manager and single point of contact -
working with Sr. Bid Managers, sales, product and all other
corporate groups - to provide co-ordination of proposals, and to
manage the bidding process from initial RFx receipt until bid
submission. This is a highly networked role that requires your
ability to work under pressure, to meet challenging deadlines, and
to apply strong people management and commercial skills.
Work with Account Managers, product, and various Company teams
to analyze and breakdown the RFx requirements released by carriers
and enterprise customers.
Schedule and run bid kick-off meetings, assign responsibilities
to the team members, and follow up to ensure they're complete.
Manage stakeholder team to strict timelines, escalate if needed
to attain appropriate response materials, design the proposal, and
oversee final production with support of Sr Bid Managers.
Ensure company goals and strategies are understood and imbedded
in RFx responses.
Overall ownership of the proposal including drafting, editing,
and reviewing the RFP for thoroughness, messaging logic, accuracy,
quality, effective design, and layout per company standards.
Support preparation of material for executive approvals for
price and key decisions.
Support the identification of concerning language and/or
requirements in RFx and contract documents.
Work with sales to participate in the post-bid clarification,
Manage multiple RFxs and aid in the overall administration of
the bid management process.
Coach sales teams and other stakeholders in proposal best
Maintain accurate records of each proposal for detailed
Support responses to customer questionnaires and compliance
documents as needed.
- Be an excellent communicator. The ideal candidate will have the
ability to manage complex, multi-workstream opportunities.
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
Excellent verbal and written communication and
relationship-building skills. Excellent organization and
Microsoft Office expertise (strong knowledge of Word), Visio,
Google Suite (Docs & Sheets) and PDF readers such as Adobe
Strong knowledge and experience with writing, editing, printing,
binding, and page layout.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Highly detail oriented
Flexible, pro-active, self-motivated
Able to work in a high stress environment, manage multiple
projects with short deadlines.
Knowledge of data telecommunications services would be a strong
Relevant Education and/or Work Experience
BA or BS
- 1-3 years' experience in bids and proposals, technical writing,
or technical sales of telecommunications/IT field
- Competitive compensation
Base salary range: $40,218-$44,077
Full-time Zayo employees are also eligible for discretionary
quarterly short-term and long-term incentive cash bonuses which are
based on the performance of the Company, an employee's business
segment, and the individual employee
Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k),
disability and life insurance
Fitness membership discounts
- Generous paid time off policy including paid parental
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to
assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any
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