- Minimum Rate: £400 a day
Profile Expert in identifying, improving and developing reusable content for proposal automation systems and knowledge bases. Adept at managing processes and working with SMEs at all levels of business. Writing and creating compelling content for use in, bids, proposals, software user guides, training manuals and marketing material. This associate's sector experience ranges across industries as diverse as Finance, IT Outsourcing, Construction and Print. With over 15 years' experience they can pick up a proposal at any point along its development and work with you to take it across the line. Skilled at managing the process and the contributors for large national or multi-national bids with large onsite / virtual teams or smaller organisations and teams. Key Achievements Content Development and Management Delivered complete review, creation and update of all services of the biggest global airport IT Services company so as to streamline and automate the RFP response process with a proposal automation tool. It involved detailed SME interviews to understand all business processes, and writing product specific case studies to fit into tool framework. Collaborated with the Knowledge Manager for the UK operation of a global IT Outsourcing company to identify frequently used information and sources to upload to a searchable shared database system. Undertook annual review of data once in place to check processes, ownership and status of information. Developed work-flow and owners for data as part of ongoing update process. Green field development and production of knowledge base system and user guide for a core middle office reporting system to settle all trades of one of the UK's biggest financial institution. Created a knowledge management system to replace first line support for over 200 detailed financial reports. Entailed detailed SME and developer interviews to extract process, methods and knowledge about functioning and nuances of fast-moving, dynamic and changing environment to meet constant new user requirements. Bid Management Quick-turnaround review and final edit of responses (2 volumes of 600 pages over two weeks) for a market-leading Civil Engineering company on a successful bid for a two-station upgrade project (£12.7m) as part of the London Underground's Step-Free Access programme. Parachuted into the team at one of the UK's leading Civil Engineering companies for the last six weeks of the bid process, successfully managing and submitting all documentation for three distinct lots (each lot's submission being over 1,000 pages and an iPad app) for the complex road and station infrastructure portion of a London Shopping Centre redevelopment programme. Combined value of the three lots was £275m. Experience This associate has worked on large public and private sector projects, collaborated with joint-venture projects and managed multi-national teams of contributors for large submissions. In-depth understanding of, and insight into organisational cultures enables her to quickly network with relevant people and stakeholders at all levels ensuring that bid strategy, process and submission requirements are communicated effectively across the board and deadlines and internal review dates are met.
Primary Discipline: Knowledgebase Manager
Reference No: CAN-14375
Consultant Skills: Project Management, Bid Management, Bid Process Management, OJEU, Proposal Management, Proposal Writing, Proposal Content Management, Bid Best Practice, Proposal Best Practice, Bid Clarifications, Content Management, Copy Writing, Document Management, Editorial Skills, Framework Agreements, PQQ Experience, Pre-Proposal Planning, Proof Reading, RFP / ITT Experience, Storyboarding Skills, Value Proposition Development, Win Strategy Development, Pre-Written Content Development, Proposal Software, Qualification Skills, Knowledge Management
Consultant Qualifications: APMP Foundation, Bachelors Degree
Consultant Industries: Information Technology, Construction - Industrial Facilities and Infrastructure, Outsourcing, Rail, Printing and Publishing