• Bid Writer - Local Authority Sales Team

    Job Locations UK-Andover
    Posted Date 1 week ago(10/07/2018 10:54)
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  • Overview

    We have an exciting opportunity to join the Local Authority Sales Team of the Stairlifts Sales and Installation division, in the role of Bid Writer.


    You would be accountable for giving the organisation the best possible chance of success, by working with the Bid Manager and Sales Team to produce high quality tender proposals that fully respond to customer requirements.


    Your key responsibilities 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

    • 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 licence will always be essential.


    Our offer includes:

    • Competitive salary and bonus scheme
    • Discount scheme via Reward Gateway
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Simplyhealth cashplan and employee assistance programme
    • 25 days annual leave + bank/public holidays
    • Supportive working environment


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