Full-time Bid Manager – Canberra

About the Role

If you are a dynamic, energetic, can-do, boots-and-all person who wants to work for an amazing organisation with a fabulous, fun team – this is the job for you! The opportunity to expand your networks, and work with top tier companies to develop winning tender submissions is yours for the taking.

Aurora Marketing is Australia’s leading tender management company, with Almost 20 years of experience in bid strategy, management, writing and production. We have won more than $135B worth of projects, across almost every sector of Australian industry, resulting in an extraordinary success rate of 98.5%!

We have a close-knit, high-performance team driven by our core values of quality, reliability, passion, persistence and tenacity, and are looking for an exceptional Bid and Business Development Manager for our Canberra-based office.

You will have the ability to manage the bid process from start to finish as an Aurora Marketing bid specialist or ‘Bid Whip’ for a range of clients and also undertake business development activities for the business. You will need to be able to work long hours when needed and to be available to travel and contribute to both long and short engagements – all of which will be compensated appropriately.

This role is hands-on and requires excellent team work, project management and communication skills. You will be hard working, well organised, able to work under pressure and to intense deadlines. You must be a pedantic word-smith, an excellent writer and document coordinator, and be able to work with a broad range of clients from all disciplines and industries. Tendering experience is essential, as is exceptional communication and writing skills.

The tasks and responsibilities of the Bid Manager / Business Development Manager include:
  • Managing and creating persuasive and compelling proposals with a strategic edge for clients
  • Managing bid programs to ensure a smooth bid experience that allows our team and clients to put their best feet forward
  • Coordinating bid teams to ensure our team and our clients know what they need to do and can deliver their best work
  • Managing business development activities for the company in Adelaide.

If you have 3-5 years of relevant experience in a communications discipline, excellent writing skills, and have great energy, drive and enthusiasm to be a part of our team, apply now.

"After more than two decades working in a variety of marketing and communications roles, I came into tender writing almost by accident.  After my first role with Aurora Marketing as a bid whip on a major project, I discovered I loved the competitive challenge of working with a client on developing a winning bid strategy."

Kerri Anderson - Bid Whip

"I've worked for Aurora on and off over the last 10 years. It's been a very welcoming experience, with highly professional staff, all driven to excel and cater first and foremost for our clients' needs. Although we all work across Australia, in a decentralised manner, you never feel alone; it's comforting knowing you have a team of experts to support you when needed."

Michelle Jacobs - Bid Writer

There is an inspiring focus on growth and development within the team, both in terms of business opportunities and in terms of individual training and personal development. The beauty of working with Aurora is in being part of a very close and supportive core team that works on an exciting and diverse range of large-scale, often city-shaping projects.

Kylie Brown - Bid Whip

"I've worked for Aurora on and off over the last 10 years. It's been a very welcoming experience, with highly professional staff, all driven to excel and cater first and foremost for our clients' needs. Although we all work across Australia, in a decentralised manner, you never feel alone; it's comforting knowing you have a team of experts to support you when needed."

Brooke Fossey - Bid Whip

Aurora is the most dynamic and rewarding company I have ever worked with – which is why I am still her after a decade! What I have learned throughout this time, I could never have learned in any one organisation. The work is ever changing because of the nature of the tenders and clients we work with, but regardless of this, Aurora is always consistent in professionalism, approach and delivery.

Alisa Cork - Bid Whip