Bid Writer

Recruiter
Resourcing Group
Location
Bathgate
Salary
£24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted
13 Oct 2018
Sector
Sales
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Bid Writer
Location: Bathgate
Salary: Dependent on experience.
Full Time: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £24,000 - £32,000 DOE

Newly qualified graduate applicants are welcome.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Bid Writer to join our highly successful bid team based in Bathgate. You will be working on every element of the bid writing process, we require someone with the ability to produce and compile bespoke, high quality PQQ and tender submissions that meet our clients', customer's needs and aspirations. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate strong creative writing and verbal presentation skills with experience of producing submissions that sell the business, especially to the social housing and local authority markets.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
* Fully appreciate client requirements and be able to produce documentation and responses that demonstrate a sound understanding and technical knowledge of our sector
* Effectively co-ordinate and liaise with clients, internal business development and operational teams to develop and write bespoke, high quality, successful submissions that demonstrate a clear understanding of PQQ and ITT questions
* Write clear, focused and logical proposal material and any other business development documentation ensuring consistency of style, content and message
* Produce specific case studies for supporting submissions
* Robustly review responses against the scoring matrix and criteria provided
* Use technical knowledge to prepare and deliver persuasive bid presentations to prospective client's pre and post tender
* Prepare bid stage method statements, programme proposals and technical explanation proposals
* Maintain the Bid Pipeline process in conjunction with bid team colleagues
* Support the Business Development Team in the preparation of marketing literature
* Ad hoc duties as required.

Skills/Knowledge and Experience:
Essential:
* Demonstrable strong creative writing and verbal presentation skills
* Excellent grasp of the English language and grammar
* Strong attention to detail including excellent proof-reading skills
* Excellent computer skills with advanced MS Word and a strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.
* Ability to thrive in high-pressure situations
* Good organisational and time-management skills
* Good business acumen.
Desirable:
* Minimum of two years direct experience of proposal, bids and tender writing within a fast paced office environment
* Thorough understanding of the bid process
* Working knowledge of electronic tender platforms
* Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
* Desk top publishing skills
* Knowledge of the energy/environmental and/or construction sectors.
Qualifications

Essential:
* Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.
Desirable:
* Construction procurement background
* Marketing or Sales qualifications.

What We Offer
* The opportunity to work for a highly successful company in the energy services market.
* Company pension scheme
* 32 days annual leave
* Access to flexible benefits schemes (which include but are not exhaustive of: buy/sell holidays, childcare vouchers, discount for major retailers, access to mortgage advise, private health care)

if you are interested in the above role please apply with your CV/Cover letter or call Richard at Resourcing Group on 0131 297 2100.

Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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