We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced bid writer to join the team at a leading print and document management company.
The ideal candidate for this job should be able to write effective, concise and compelling content while under the pressure of deadlines. The ability to work as a team and to obtain accurate, high quality information from all bid stakeholders in order to produce bid collateral is essential. You will also ideally have a background or experience in the print and document industry.
In addition to having excellent writing skills, the candidate should be able to work with other bid team members to help give them the necessary skills and confidence to write and produce materials themselves.
Key accountabilities - To effectively project manage the completion of bids & tenders, within defined timescales - To qualify bid opportunities identified (provide an initial analysis/proposal to the sales team of the direction the bid or tender should take) - Bring together content from various sources to produce bespoke responses - Accuracy in completing documents of bids & tenders in line with customer requirements and company standards - Provide presales support such as responding to RFIs and PQQs - Create, develop and coordinate a body of corporate responses for the sales teams - Liaise with, and support, cross functional departments to ensure knowledge base is up to date and that accurate information is supplied in proposals - Develop and maintain a body of information for tender use - Collaborate with and use the support available from other departments to enhance the value of our proposals e.g. Marketing, Service Delivery, Product Management, Sales, etc. - Build and maintain strong relationships with other team members and departments Experience required - Experience in working within a Bid team or commercial operation function - MPS Background or knowledge in print and document industry - Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.) - APMP certification or APMP bid process experience
Summary of skills - Excellent communicator - A high attention to detail with an excellent editing and proofing ability - Excellent literacy skills, with an extensive vocabulary - Deadline driven with effective time management skills - Thrive in a busy environment - Outgoing, creative and open minded. - Ability to multitask and prioritise workload - Can demonstrate effective bid writing skills - Approachable and willing to assist others - Ability to build, maintain and sustain working relationships, with internal and external stakeholders
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