Bid Writer

London, UK | Job Posted 31/10/2017. Deadline for applications: 29/11/2017

The Bid Writer will be required to work closely with the Senior Sales, Client & Commercial Teams to develop detailed responses to bid and tender documents, taking the lead on the bid management process whilst ensuring our bid library is up to date and in line with business and commercial priorities.

 

 

 

What will you be doing:

Accountabilities:

  • Contribute to the planned and sustained business growth through the successful completion and progression of all bids and tenders received within the business.
  • Undertake the management and completion of all pre-qualification and tender submissions in line with tender instructions and internal guidelines
  • Ensure a compliant bid is submitted in line with the required deadline including the management of the document formatting and production process to ensure that all bids are submitted to a consistent and high quality.
  • Ensure that all aspects of the bid criteria are completed in line with tender instructions and achieving tender deadlines by managing and motivating subject matter experts in the business effectively.
  • Liaise with third parties / partners on any joint submissions.  Proactively source bids and tender submissions from key portals in line with sales strategy and key prospect criteria.
  • Key delivery of KPIs including conversion rates from tender submission to completion to the next stage in the sales cycle.
  • Management of version control of all bid administration procedures, ensuring all relevant approvals are secured pre-bid submission.
  • Monitor, review and evaluate bids/tenders proactively, identify learning from all submitted bids and ensure that lessons are addressed and reflected in future bids/tenders.
  • Develop and manage an online bid/tender library, ensuring that all content is kept current and liaising with subject matter experts where applicable.
  • Create, publish and manage the reference programme for use within tenders / bids and for the wide use of the new business sales teams.

 

 

We are looking for a PINK person, with:

Desired Skills

  • Experience of writing complex bids is essential. Experience within the software, technology or HR sector is advantageous.
  • Have a proven track record of successful delivery of a bid process within a corporate environment.  Demonstrable ability to manage high value bids to a defined process with a track record of delivering quality bids in a timely fashion.
  • High level of competence of Microsoft Office is essential.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, manage multiple projects and perform under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships and influence where required. 
  • Proven competence in document formatting including the representation of graphical information. 
  • Evidence of analytical skills and attention to detail, producing appropriate, accurate, high quality written work within challenging work limits.
  • Sufficient numeracy to understand the implications of project budgets and qualify pricing submissions where required.
  • Ability to manage relationships with subject matter experts including conflict management.
  • Evidence of ability to create a tender / bid library and associated process is advantageous.

What we offer:

  • Fast-paced, agile work environment and the opportunity to work with our impressive clients
  • We reward our people for living our values and contributing to our business through a variety of benefits and perks:

    • Birthday day off.
    • Yoga, Zumba and fitness classes with a personal trainer
    • Free fruit in every office - yes, we all love cake – and there are many talented Thomsons bakers –but we want to encourage you towards your 5-a-day too!
    • Matching charity contributions, charity days off and Pay it Forward charity challenges
    • A spending account for you to spend on the things you decide are important
    • Pension, Life and medical insurance

     And the list goes on!