Bid Writer (ABSBIDW14) Haydock, England

Salary: GBP40000 - GBP50000 per annum
Our client is growing fast. They aspire to grow faster but need the additional support of experienced,
talented and resilient bid writers to respond to the volume of business opportunities they are pursuing to
make their growth aspirations a reality.
 
They need high calibre bid writers to support the existing bids/proposals and marketing team to create,
populate and submit bid response documents that are compliant, persuasive and capable of winning.
The bid writer will be an integral part of the close-knit BD and bid team and will have the ability to work
on multiple bids within a variety of sectors and maintain superb communication both written and oral.
You will be a key point of contact internally, liaising with several departments to manage and coordinate
internal responses for PQQs, bids and presentations. Copy checking/proof reading others’ work will be
required.
 
Preference will be given to candidates with previous bid coordination and writing experience. This
individual will be confident in the use of Microsoft Office applications, will be organised and able to multi task, working to deadlines and thriving on having a variety of projects/tasks at any one time.
 
The bid writer will be an individual with creative flair and the ability to create compelling sales
documentation that fully complies with customer requirements and makes us first choice for them.
 
Job Description 
  • Gaining full understanding of bid requirements and briefing colleagues.
  • Coordinating bid schedule and ensuring contributors meet internal deadlines.
  • Writing / preparation of proposals, pre-qualification documents using approved templates.
  • Coordination of technical and administrative elements of bid preparation
  • Writing / editing standard response sections and questionnaires
  • Collating, reviewing and managing technical input from SMEs
  • Formatting and proof-reading of final bid documents
  • Ensuring win themes are clearly communicated in the proposal document
  • Managing online portals
  • Updating the CRM database
  • Assisting in preparation of reports on proposal activity
  • General administration as required.
  • Monitor contract execution performance and feedback lessons learned to improve tender production,
  • risk assessment processes
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of templates, standard materials and marketing
  • information
  • Support to creation and maintenance of marketing and business development activities as required.
 
Person Spec 
 
Essential skills and capabilities for the role are:
 
  • Experience in producing winning bids, preferably within an industrial environment
  • Understanding of public procurement regulations and practices
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong literacy and grammatical skills
  • High level of computer literacy in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & SharePoint
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, with several projects running concurrently
  • Proactive nature, able to work on your own initiative
  • Creative flair and the ability to create professional and visually appealing documents.
  • Enthusiasm, a strong team ethic and willingness to be flexible and help out team members when
  • required and the ability build strong influential relationships within the business
  • Degree in Communications, Marketing, Media Studies, Journalism, Business Studies or similar
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