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Bids Specialist - Europe



Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

About Us

We're TravelPerk, a hyper-growth SaaS platform offering companies a one-stop-shop for booking, managing and reporting business travel.

Our aim is to revolutionise the $1.3 trillion business travel market by combining an unrivalled choice of travel options with a powerful booking and management platform and access to 24/7 customer support we’ve become the leading all-in-one travel management solution.

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Barcelona, we’ve grown to over 1200 people in 9 offices across Europe and North America. In 2022 we became a ‘unicorn’ and in 2024 we raised $104 million in additional investment, with a total valuation of $1.4 billion.

We’ve been winning awards too. Since 2023, we’ve been voted one of the best places to work, one of the fastest-growing apps and tech companies, and a leading pioneer of business travel.

These are just some of the reasons why global brands like Wise, Red Bull, GetYourGuide, and Aesop trust us to supercharge their corporate travel.

The role

We are seeking a motivated and experienced (Senior) Bids Specialist to join our Revenue team. You'll be the backbone of our DACH Sales team, extending your support across other European markets by managing and coordinating the bid process for potential and existing clients. You'll be based in our sunny Barcelona office, bringing a 'can-do' attitude, excellent communication skills in English and German, and thriving in our dynamic, fast-paced environment.

What you will do

  • Bid Management:
    • Coordinate the entire bid process from initiation to qualification and submission, ensuring timely delivery of consistently high-quality proposals.
    • Collaborate with sales teams to understand client needs and tailor bid responses.
    • Develop and maintain a bid library with standard templates and relevant documentation.
  • Content Development:
    • Write, edit, and proofread bid documents to ensure clarity, accuracy, and compliance with client requirements and Travelperk standards.
    • Gather necessary information from internal stakeholders across various departments.
  • Client Interaction:
    • Liaise with clients to clarify requirements, where appropriate, and ensure a thorough understanding of their needs.
    • Manage client communications throughout the bid process, providing updates and seeking feedback.
  • Strategic Input:
    • Provide insights and recommendations based on bid outcomes, market trends, and competitor analysis.
    • Assist in developing bid strategies to enhance the company’s competitive advantage.
  • Process Improvement:
    • Continuously review and improve bid processes to enhance efficiency.
    • Implement feedback from previous bids to refine future proposals.

What we would like

  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience in bid management and writing, preferably within the travel industry or a B2B environment.
  • Language Skills: Fluent in English; Spanish and German are a big plus.
  • Technical Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce and Google Drive experience is a plus.
  • Other Skills:
    • Excellent organisational and project management skills.
    • Attention to detail and ability to work under pressure.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Our Benefits

  • 💰 Competitive compensation, including equity in the company;
  • 🌴 Generous vacation days so you can rest and recharge;
  • 💊 Health perks such as private healthcare or gym allowance, depending on location;
  • 🧩 "Flexible compensation plan" to help you diversify and increase the net salary;
  • 🥳 Unforgettable TravelPerk events, including travel to one of our hubs;
  • 💙 A mental health support tool for your well-being;
  • 📒 Exponential growth opportunities;
  • 🫶 VolunteerPerk - We offer 16 paid hours per year that you can use to give back to society by volunteering for a charity of your choice.
  • 🌎 "Work from anywhere" in the world allowance of 20 working days per year.

How we work

Our Vision is for a world where TravelPerk serves as the platform for human connection in-real-life (IRL). We take an IRL - first approach to work, where our team works together in person 3 days a week. As such, this role requires you to be within commuting distance of our Barcelona hub. We fundamentally believe in the value of meeting in-real-life to improve connectivity, productivity, and creativity and ultimately make us a great place to work.

At TravelPerk, we prioritise experience and potential over academic qualifications for this role. We believe that talent and ability aren't always reflected in formal credentials.

For certain roles, we provide relocation assistance. Please specify your need for this in your application, and we will evaluate the possibility on a case-by-case basis. English is our official office language, so we request that resumes be submitted in English for effective communication.

TravelPerk is a global company with a diverse customer base—and we want to ensure the people behind our product reflect that. We’re an equal opportunity employer, meaning you’re welcome at TravelPerk regardless of your appearance, where you’re from, or anything else that makes you.