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Bid Writer

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 by Anonymous

Redditch, Worcestershire United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£35k - £40k Annual
Our client, a leading insurance provider, is seeking a Bid Writer to join their team in the West Midlands. TheBid Writer is responsible for the successful completion of tenders in accordance with agreed company processes and best practice methodologies. The Bid Writer plays a leading role in ensuring the effective co-ordination and timely completion of tenders.

Key Responsibilities:

* Carrying out research for the kick off and solution meetings

* Leading the call / meeting to ensure relevant information is captured to facilitate the completion of the tender

* Storyboard and outlining with the team to provide a 'golden thread' throughout the tender

* Proactively develop and manage a network of subject matter experts

* Communicating the key messages to key stakeholders in a timely manner

* Ensure consistent branding for all company specific documents

* Ensuring the production of Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQs), Invitation to Tenders (ITTs) and Presentations in accordance with agreed deadlines

* Effectively communicating timetables and key messages throughout the tender process

* Working with the Bid Designer to produce a high quality bid response document

* Identify and re-work existing pre-written content where relevant

* Deliver completed written proposal responses to the Bid Manager against agreed Request for Proposal (RFP) deadlines, escalating issues as required

* Re-write / edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, marketing, technical / product teams, finance, commercial, legal and delivery

* Proactively gaining testimonials where examples of good work is highlighted

* Proactively identifying areas of tender improvement

* Present all new proposal content to the Bid Coordinator for updating the tender library

* Maintain good relationships with Partners, Associates and Tender Experts

* Be a role model and ambassador for the Bid Team and Marketing

* Maintain Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) knowledge and best practice

* Any other reasonable task as advised from time-to-time

Key Skills / Experience:

* A university degree with a 2:1 minimum grade or equivalent would be preferred, supported by an APMP accreditation. Grade C and above in GCSE Mathematics and English is preferable

* Proven skills in producing and editing proposal content within a complex business environment. The bid writer will be experienced in leading storyboarding sessions, participating in key review meetings / final document review, content sign off and document production. Experience of coordinating and updating a work management system and Bid Library is beneficial

* Must be a self-starter, highly organised, and able to work well with colleagues at all levels in the organisation. Needs good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows-based computer applications. Strong time management/prioritization skills as well as Tender Management are essential for this role.

For more information on this role please contact Lisa Easthope at Bid Solutions

Reference: 615406891