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Bid Writer

Ref: VAC-17479
 
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Region: Anglia
  • Location: Burgess Hill / Hybrid
  • Industry: Facilities Management
  • Discipline: Bid Writer
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a

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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity to join our client, a leading fire and safety specialist within its bid writing team. Working on every element of the bid writing process, they require someone with the ability to produce and compile bespoke high-quality PQQ and tender submissions that meet customers’ needs and aspirations. The successful Bid Writer must be able to demonstrate strong creative writing and verbal presentation skills. They should be able to produce submissions that sell the business, especially to social housing and local authority clients. Key to their capability will be the ability to develop benefits-based proposals that articulate true customer value. Knowledge of the energy or construction sectors would be advantageous, but not essential. Ideally candidates should have bid writing experience, however, if you have the proven ability to write clearly and concisely and are keen to learn about the technologies they install, they will consider your application.

General Duties/Key Responsibilities:
• Coordinate and liaise with clients, internal business development managers and operational teams to develop and write bespoke, high quality PQQ and ITT submissions which demonstrate a clear understanding of client questions
• Write clear, focused and logical negotiated proposal material (and any other business development documentation) maintaining consistency of style, brand and tone
• Translate technical information into a written proposal that is clear and can be understood by both technical and non-technical audiences
• Clearly communicate key benefits through the development of compelling proposals and presentations
• Produce case studies and gather additional evidence that supports submissions
• Robustly review responses against the scoring matrix and criteria provided
• Maintain the bid pipeline and reporting process in conjunction with bid team colleagues
• Support the business development team in the preparation of marketing literature and negotiated proposal submissions
• Promote a drive for customer excellence across the virtual team and embed same into all stages of bid process
• Ad hoc duties as required

Additional Requirements:
• Disclosure Check/DBS
• Full UK Driving Licence (preferred)

Person Specification
• Experience of proposals, bids and tender writing within a fast-paced office environment (desirable)
• Knowledge of the energy/environmental and/or construction sectors (desirable)
• Thorough understanding of the bid process (desirable)
• Knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint, knowledge of InDesign and Illustrator (essential)
• Working knowledge of electronic tender platforms (essential)
• Demonstrable, strong creative writing skills (essential)
• Good organisational and time-management skills (essential)
• Desktop publishing skills (desirable)

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