Bid Management Lead


Nomensa is a strategic UX agency, known across Europe as being one of the first names in user centred design, with one of the largest, most talented teams of user experience professionals and technologists in Europe. Since 2001, we have designed award-winning digital experiences that have reached millions of people.

With almost 100 staff across Bristol, London and Amsterdam, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Management Lead to join our Bid team in Bristol. This is a permanent role with plenty of scope to bring new processes and ways of working. Nomensa is driven by continuous improvement and best practice so you can really put your own mark on this role.

What you’ll be doing

The Bid team is long established at Nomensa, and as Bid Management Lead you will take ownership of the production of proposals and bids and ensure the smooth running of the bid process, ensuring that all bids are of an exceptional quality. This will involve constantly improving on our internal bid processes and proposal assets, managing and coordinating people’s time in the form of Designers, Developers, UX Practitioners and Client Services team, as well as building and developing a team with shared standards that enable every client to receive bids of the highest quality.

You will proactively seek out and qualify new tender opportunities, manage the bid qualification process for new opportunities with new and existing clients and ensure timely delivery of compliant and commercially sound bids to support the team to achieve its sales targets. Continual review and improvement of the quality of bids and bid process will be imperative as Bid Management Lead, reporting relevant changes to management and ensure the team are kept up to date with training and presentations

This position will manage our Bristol based Bid team, ensuring the team perform in line with expectations and lead, motivate and challenge to manage performance effectively.

What we need from you

We’re looking for someone with significant previous experience in a senior Bid Management position, ideally in the government, IT, design or professional services sectors. Demonstrable track record of delivering successful complex bids and a love of process is vital, as is good project management and organisational skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to continually challenge the status quo and drive new processes during our growth. Invariably our bids will involve design, software development, research, user testing, accessibility, and these can be very complex - working with and galvanising various talented practitioners and subject matter experts to produce a well-crafted and accurately budgeted response, so an ability to communicate with all manner of different people is vital.

Why you’ll love us

Our people love working here, it’s a supportive working environment where you can expect to work with, and learn from, teams of highly collaborative practitioners. We are one of the few companies within the UK to achieve gold standard accreditation by Investors in People and are a genuine meritocracy. We are committed to giving our people a supportive platform for ongoing career development, and you’ll have a variety of projects to work on for well known clients in the commercial, charity, and government sectors.

We work hard at creating an exciting, collaborative environment where we have one focus: humanising technology. The people you will be working with are passionate, have a relentless pursuit of excellence and take pride in their work. If this sounds like it would be a good fit with your own values and ethos, then we would love to hear from you.

How to apply

To apply, please upload your CV with a covering letter explaining why this role is a great fit for you… The closing date for applications is Tuesday 7th December.

Note, the role is full-time although we are open to flexible working applications. Our Bristol roles are currently hybrid working (i.e. WFH and office based).


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 days based on length of service)
  • Your birthday off
  • Pension: 4% Nomensa, 5% employee
  • BUPA cashback plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Perkbox benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Cycle to work
  • Time off for charity work

Nomensa is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.