Bid Writer

Ref: 647| Posted: 3rd Aug 2018

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Bid Writer, Full Time, Permanent role in Hampshire

We are currently looking for a Bid Writer to join a well-known company based in Hampshire.

Your key responsibilities as a Bid Writer would be:

  • Manage the proposal process by agreeing priorities and timescales for information gathering, writing up of responses, and reviews
  • Write high-quality, persuasive tender content, tailored to customer needs
  • Complete all tender submissions to internal and external deadlines and to required quality standards
  • Review tender documentation and conduct research to identify key objectives of the prospective customer and ensure these are addressed in the tender
  • Drive and manage input from subject-matter experts and stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
  • Manage multiple project work streams to ensure completion to deadline
  • Edit documents for spelling, grammar, style, tone and content
  • Identify opportunities to adapt existing pre-written content to meet requirements
  • Create new content where required to respond to customer questions
  • Support the creation and development of the tender content library
  • Undertake substantial company and industry research to be able to write authoritative and persuasive narrative
  • Submit tenders on time and to required quality standards
  • Ensure adherence to brand standards

Required skills and experience as a Bid Writer:

·         Excellent written English skills – preferably with bid writing or related experience

·         Exceptional attention to detail

·         Strong proofreading and editing skills

·         Ability to create concise, accurate and persuasive responses

·         Ability to gain buy-in from and build rapport with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation

·         Advanced Microsoft Office skills (particularly Word and Excel)

·         Highly motivated and able to work on own initiative, with minimal supervision at times

·         Strong time/project management skills and ability to meet internal and external deadlines

Desirable skills and experience

  • 1-2 years’ experience working in bids and tenders
  • Qualified to degree level in an English or Journalism related subject
  • Good understanding of Shipley best practice methodology
  • APMP Foundation level certification

There is a requirement for occasional travel; therefore a driving license will always be essential.

In return for your skills you will receive a competitive salary and some great company benefits.

If you have the required experience, I want to hear from you!

Just hit the Apply button to forward over your CV for the Bid Writer.

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Please note we regret that due to the high volume of CV's received we cannot give individual feedback to candidates, if you are not contacted within 5 working days of submitting your CV please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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