Being part of the winning bid team in the Netherlands and working daily on promotional texts to seduce future (international) customers! Does this appeal to you? Then please read on!

Our bid team is expanding and you may be the one we are looking for. Every day, as HeadFirst Group’s bid team, we are busy putting beautiful and winning texts on paper for various labels of our organisation. For labels such as HeadFirst and Between in Hoofddorp, Staffing MS in Rotterdam and Brussels, Sterksen in Breda, and ProUnity in Brussels. Strong labels that arrange everything related to the hiring of external personnel for clients in both the public and private sector, from recruitment and selection to contracting and payment. As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or Intermediary and everything in between.

Our team participates in both European tenders and requests for tenders from private parties, receiving support from all corners of our organisation to ensure that our future clients have a clear picture of what we can do for them. And because we as an organisation are growing fast, both nationally and internationally, we want to expand our team.


HeadFirst Group is a market-leading, international HR service provider and platform for professionals in the Netherlands. With more than 450 colleagues and from seven different locations in the Netherlands and Belgium, we offer a diversity of HR solutions, such as Managed Service Providing, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, intermediary services (matchmaking, contracting) and HR consultancy. We strive for a transparent and balanced labour market, without prejudices, in which organisations and more than 20,000 professionals are optimally connected. Additionally, we offer innovative functionalities such as A.I., Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and predictive analytics for an optimal balance between tech & touch. As an organization we strive to be one of the top 10 employers. We are therefore very proud of our Great Place To Work certification that we received in December 2022. Want to learn more about HeadFirst Group as an employer? Click here!


We are looking for an experienced Bid Manager who works independently and has experience in the field of MSP services and possibly intermediary services. And, because of our further international ambitions, someone who enjoys looking at the international market and is good at writing a comprehensible and distinctive English text. Your activities will be versatile, but we would like to list the most important ones for you:

  • Qualifying potential quotation and tender processes;
  • Going through quotation and tender documentation and formulating questions about it;
  • Consultation with the sales department about the strategy to be followed for a quotation or tender process;
  • Selecting and consulting with any subcontractors; • Gathering input from other departments throughout the HeadFirst Group for bid and tender processes;
  • Making and monitoring schedules of quotation and tendering processes;
  • Chairing kick-off sessions at the start of the tender or tendering process;
  • Setting up the foundation for a winning response to a tender;
  • Writing responds to award criteria, both in English and Dutch. French as an additional language is a plus;
  • Review answers to award criteria written by others;
  • Internally and externally evaluate bid and tender processes and implement improvements.

You are expected to work an average of two days per week in Rotterdam, one day in Hoofddorp, and the other days optionally at home. Occasional work will also include travel to work in our Brussels Office. Besides hard work, our bid team is characterised by fun and entrepreneurial spirit. We are always there for each other and support each other, solicited and unsolicited, to achieve the best results.


You are the one we are looking for if you:

  • Have an HBO diploma with WO working and thinking level;
  • Know very well what the services of a Managed Service Provider in the Staffing Industry entail;
  • Have a few years of experience in putting winning tender texts on paper;
  • Have (international) sales and bid experience;
  • Dare to be critical of yourself and others and do not mince words;
  • Get a lot of energy at the thought that you want to win a customer contract;
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and are not afraid to approach people;
  • Don’t be put off by being hit with constructive criticism or praise;
  • Are willing to put other things aside when you have deadlines if this is necessary;
  • Are well able to put a text on paper that will knock potential customers back knock them off their feet;
  • Are more than comfortable writing this text in English or Dutch (optional: French).

A test in which you demonstrate your written skills in Dutch and English is part of the selection procedure.

En, om je niet op het verkeerde been te zetten: de voertaal in ons team is Nederlands.


Besides hard work, our bid team is characterised by fun and entrepreneurial spirit. We are always there for each other and support each other, solicited and unsolicited, to achieve the best results. If you join us, we offer you:

  • Working together with highly experienced team colleagues who like to share their knowledge and experience;
  • Colleagues without a double agenda: they always tell it like it is;
  • Being able to organise your time flexibly;
  • A balanced mix of working at the office and at home;
  • A salary between € 4.500 ,- and € 7.000 ,- depending on your experience;
  • Company car, laptop and smart phone;
  • 27 vacation days and the option to buy additional days;
  • A fully non-contributory pension;
  • Development and career opportunities, for example through our own training platform HeadFirst Group Academy;
  • Hybrid working in our ultramodern and energy-neutral head office in Hoofddorp and Rotterdam. Drinks in the bar, let off steam in the sports room, have a responsible lunch in the lounge and company parties in our in-house theatre!


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Our organization promises to continue growing in the coming years and we will only achieve that with the most driven colleagues. Do you want to join HeadFirst Group or would you like more information? Please contact Preciosa Borger, our Corporate Recruiter on +31 6 25 23 50 33 or

If you do not fully meet the requested experience, please contact us so that we can discuss the options together.