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Bid Writer

Job Title: Bid Writer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Altrincham, England
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 254
Contact Name: Internal Admin
Contact Email: Sara.Bradshaw@nesglobaltalent.com
Job Published: April 16, 2018 16:28

Job Description

Bid Writer

Altrincham

We are currently seeking an experienced Bid writer to manage all strategic bids for the Americas, UK/Europe and Africa region. This role will cover all aspects of tender writing and proposal creation and will see you work closely with the business development teams to secure new client opportunities. Reporting to the Global Bids Manager and working within an established team, the successful candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to deliver against tight timescales in a fast paced environment.   

Key Responsibilities:
  • Liaise with the BD/operational team to support pre-bid activity and to develop an understanding of the client and define a win strategy
  • Provide internal stakeholders with a thorough overview of the bid by undertaking an effective evaluation of the bid opportunity and tender documents
  • Lead bid opportunities from the initial kick off/qualification meetings through to feedback and lessons learned
  • Use effective project management skills to ensure that all information is received on time, is relevant to questions being asked and in line with the ‘win themes’
  • Write powerful content that reinforces the win themes of the bid
  • Collate information from and communicate effectively with wide range of stakeholders, including operational staff and senior directors
  • Ensure timely delivery of  bids across all sectors whilst following the bid process and managing the logistics at all stages of the process
  • Continually review and update the Bid content library to ensure accurate material is being used at all times
  • Work on multiple bids and projects at the same time, the ability to manage multiple workstreams is essential
Your Skills:
  • Experience of managing multiple bids simultaneously; ideally within the recruitment sector or similar professional services industry
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a professional bid environment
  • Knowledge of Qorus Bids software or similar system an advantage
  • Knowledge of a formal bidding process with a solid understanding of how to plan,  structure, write and review a bid/tender response
  • Strong, creative and persuasive writing style with proven skills in producing and editing winning proposal content
  • Typically degree educated with a strong preference for individuals with a degree in English, communications, journalism or business related field
  • Knowledge of the recruitment, professional services, energy sector is desirable but not essential
  • Attention to detail and an ability to work under pressure to demanding deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to form effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to think visually and creatively about the response
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team

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