Senior bid manager / writer

ESN would like to appoint a senior bid manager / writer.



  • To assist with the identification, analysis and evaluation of appropriate bidding opportunities
  • To conceive, direct and supervise commercial bids for major communication contracts
  • To lead, motivate and support internal bid teams
  • To write key sections of bids – in particular, those that explain and describe the communication strategy proposed
  • To identify appropriate partners and sub-contractors, negotiate terms, and coordinate external input to bids
  • To assure the overall coherence, consistency and quality of bids prior to submission
  • To ensure the efficient handover of successful bids to the delivery team


We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual who is creative, dependable, well-organised and meticulous. 

She or he must be an accomplished communication strategist with a strong commercial track record in the domain of communication, PR or advertising. 

Essential characteristics (please do not apply unless you match all of these):

  • Minimum three to four years full-time communication experience
  • Knowledge and experience of a wide range of communication channels
  • Ability to stay cool under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Diplomacy, excellent people skills and a strong commercial/sales instinct
  • Demonstrable experience of preparing and managing budgets
  • Good writing and presentational skills
  • Native or native-level written and spoken English
  • Relevant university degree (Bachelors or higher)

Desirable characteristics:

  • Knowledge or experience of the EU institutions
  • Experience of large-scale communication campaigns
  • Masters degree in Communication
  • Good conversational French

Candidates matching all of the essential characteristics listed above will be called for a first interview. The interview process will include a practical written test.



Please send an up-to-date CV and motivation letter using the online form. Candidates matching all of the characteristics listed above will be called for a first interview.