Acute Bid Manager with a passion for responsible business

Grundfos – pioneering water solutions
We offer a unique opportunity to join one of Denmark’s most successful companies driven by innovation, sustainability and high ambitions. At Grundfos, we pioneer solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve quality of life for people. Concretely, we develop, produce and sell some of the world’s most efficient pumps and water solutions. 19,000 colleagues partner with customers and bring heat to the homes of 500 million people as well as water to almost 1 billion people across the globe.

 

You’re in it for the positive impact
Do you like working across cultures, geography and organisations to craft bids that bind together our own and customer expectations? Can you find just the right position, so it supports our ambition to do business whilst reaching millions of people with better drinking water services? If so, this is your opportunity to help bring Grundfos values to life with real impact on real people.

 

What do we offer?
The successful candidate will exercise a vital and global role in our expanding Grundfos Lifelink team – a strategic business unit under the Chief Sales Officer. Our vision is to bring improved drinking water access to 10 million people annually by 2025. Read more about Grundfos Lifelink here - https://www.grundfos.com/market-areas/water/lifelink.html

 

The role is based in Bjerringbro or Brøndby, Denmark and is part of a collaborative, agile and international team. We are looking for an experienced bid professional.

 

Be part of stretching for bold, audacious targets
We’re in pursuit of the silver lining of a bold, audacious target of making good business of bringing drinking water to millions of people who have limited or no access to sustainable water services today.

 

The bid manager is part of a cross-functional team, and is responsible for managing, coordinating and administering the proposal efforts on all proposals from Lifelink. It is our ambition to introduce systematic bid development, monitoring and management on improved access to water projects in order to be a better partner to key customers in the public and development sectors in emerging economies.

 

The team has a momentous task ahead of them to identify and set up key processes and parameters of quality, collaboration and impact.

 

Your job will take stamina and a lot of flexibility

  • Establish and maintain bid development, monitoring, prioritisation and management procedures, including negotiations and concrete proposal coordination and writing
  • Evaluate commercial value of bids
  • Build relations and trust with key partners
  • Lead systematic and ongoing evaluations of won and lost bids

 

What do you need to apply?
Most likely, you have a bachelor’s degree or similar. 5+ years of proven track record with complex global bids is a must, along with a deep commercial understanding of the bid market. You have worked in an international environment, speak, read and write English fluently and have a mindset to corporate across functions and geography. Skype calls is your best friend and you enjoy building personal relations across the distance, but also ready to travel about 4-6 weeks per year primarily to countries in Africa, Asia and South America. We are trial and error team – you must be ready to prioritise, cope with risk and failure, and able to motivate yourself and the team towards the next opportunity. Excellent communication and project management skills with an attention to detail is a must.

 

Additional information:
If you want to know more about the position, please contact Director of Safe Water, Pia Yasuko Rask, on +45 23 81 68 11. 

 

If this job sounds appealing to you, please send your resume and cover letter today or as soon as possible by clicking on “Apply”. We will invite candidates for interviews on an ongoing basis and we will close the position once the right candidate is found.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

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