Job Details

Proposal Writer

Ref: VAC-17329
 
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Region: Anglia
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Industry: Energy and Utilities
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  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a

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Job Description

Seeking an experienced Proposal Writer to produce written and visual proposal content that clearly articulates the value proposition, that is compelling, technically accurate and that meets the customer’s requirements, expectations and stated evaluation criteria. This is a matrix role that requires an ability to work with multiple functions and business units, and to manage multiple priorities and demanding deadlines.

Key Responsibilities
o Lead storyboard sessions with bid / proposal team members and key stakeholders
o Proactively develop and manage a network of subject matter experts
o Assist the Bid / Proposal Manager in developing a proposal structure
o Identify and re-work existing pre-written and visual content where relevant
o Deliver completed written proposal responses to the Proposal Manager against agreed RFP deadlines, escalating issues as required
o Re-write / edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, marketing, technical / product teams, finance, commercial, legal and delivery
o Ability to coach sales teams and subject matter experts in writing best practice
o Manage the content library, ensuring the latest material is accessible for potential re-use
o Communicate and influence at a senior level
o Strong time management / prioritisation skills
o Strong written English language skills

Skills and Qualifications
Essential
o Degree educated (ideally English Literature or similar) or journalistic / professional writing background
o Experience as writer / content producer in commercial setting
o Advanced MS Word skills & proficient in MS Office

Desirable
o Certified to APMP Foundation or Practitioner Level

Competencies and Knowledge
Essential
o Customer Focus
o Working with subject matter experts to understand topics in detail
o Writing clearly and concisely for readers who are busy or distracted
o Producing visual collateral that conveys quality and professionalism, as well as clearly articulating the desired message in a way that is compelling and technically accurate
o Taking complex technical processes and explaining them simply and clearly with words and diagrams
o Communicating clearly and regularly with stakeholders
o Dealing with complexity

Desirable
o Commercial Awareness
o Market related knowledge

Should this position be of interest, please contact Lisa Easthope on 0208 126 4537 or email lisa_easthope@bidsolutions.co.uk