Bid Writer

Posted 15 September 2021
Salary£30000 - £35000 per annum
LocationManchester
Job type Permanent
DisciplineSales and Marketing Recruitment
ReferenceVE00BDWR
Contact NameTim Lee

Job description

Flexible working location - Manchester, Halesowen, Sunbury on Thames, Leicester or Glasgow

What you will do
The Bid Writer will report to the Sales Enablement Executive, and will work as part of a Bid team and across all business units. You will manage a tender bid from inception to completion to secure contracts. The successful post-holder will be contributing to the planned and sustained business growth through the production of professionally written proposal content that clearly articulates the business value proposition.
The role will leverage best practices to retain customers going through the tender process and to win new projects. The successful applicant must be Tenacious with a "can-do" attitude and must be persistent, resolute in focusing on maintaining the highest standard of workmanship.

How you will do it
The Bid Writer will provide responses for PQQ in ITTs. You will Lead Storyboard sessions with virtual team members to develop coherent and tailored responses. Provide advice and guidance to colleagues on site visits from and interviews with potential clients. Develop innovative ways of sharing and presenting information and involve the team in the change process. Apply client bid feedback to future responses drive continuous improvement.
You will have the ability to coach sales teams and subject matter experts in writing best practice. As Bid Writer you will keep abreast of developments (both local and national) in the PS (through media, Govt. information sites and others) to be passed onto Account Managers. And will proactively develop and manage a network of subject matter experts. You will work with the Tender Coordinator to maintain a Bid Database, tracking exactly what opportunities are out in the marketplace. Which bids we are/have responded to. Which business we have won/lost.

Qualifications - External

What we look for

Essential
English & Maths (A, B or C grades) GCSE or Equivalent
Bid/proposal Writing Background or Degree educated
Advanced MS Word Skills & proficient in MS Office
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail (QA Responsibility)
Proven track record of developing successful proposals
Strong time management/ prioritization skills
Excellent attention to detail
Decision Making
Stakeholder Management
Functional/Technical Skills

Preferred
Knowledge of the Public Sector and how it operates advantageous but not essential

What you will get
If you are successful we can offer you a company culture that promotes work life balance, a commitment to continued learning and development, access to mental health support, flexible working, a fantastic benefits package which includes a competitive salary, pension, life assurance, employee assistance program, employee referral scheme, discount on our products, plus voluntary schemes for childcare vouchers, cycle to work, eye care vouchers and holiday purchase.