Bid Writer

Location

Horley

Salary / Pay

£50,000 – £50,000 per year + 

Full Time

Type of Employment

Permanent

 

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        Bid Writer, Horley, to £50k

        Fast growing, technology-based business who are a market leader in providing Energy Data and Services to help companies manage their energy better, are seeking a Permanent Bid Writer to jo in them. This is an exciting opportunity to join a company with a proven track record for constant innovation. You will be working for their wholly owned Smart Metering subsidary, who deliver market leading Metering Services nationwide. 

        You will be joining and passionate and friendly team, working on a hybrid basis based from their offices in Horley, Surrey. The hours are 37 hours a week, you will be within commuting distance of Horley. 

        There is a good social scene, employees work hard but a lot of effort is put into the fun stuff! .

        Responsibilities of the Bid Writer will include:-

        • Drive, lead and own the production of best-in-class bids and proposals for the Group.

        • Understand bid timelines and develop bid plans and teams to meet the relevant milestones on time
          and steer the team to successful completion.

        • Develop proposal templates and responses for complex RFPs to increase the efficiency and consistency
          of submissions and positioning as the UK’s energy champion.

        • Be the main point of contact internally and externally for all questions regarding the status of RFI/RFPs
          including clarifications from the customer.

        Responsibilities and Accountabilities of the Bid Writer:-

        Business Development and Strategy:

        • Understand the structure of RFPs and their scoring criteria to maximise score and probability of success for each submission.
        • Continuously evolve and raise the standard and quality of bids to increase bid win ratio.
        • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders and subject matter experts across the Group that will help form market leading responses to RFI/RFPs.
        • Develop a suite of bid reporting and work with internal stakeholders to enhance their future positioning through win/loss/market/competitor insights.
        • Develop a knowledge bank of bid material, evidence and responses to facilitate strategic development of quality and timely responses.

        Process and Working Practice:

        • Develop strong relationships with all divisions.
        • Adhere to all policies, procedures and working practices.

        Competencies of the Bid Writer:

        • Solid experience in tender proposal planning, writing, review and delivery.
        • A track record of winning proposals within highly competitive markets.
        • Strong corporate strategic and technical writing experience.
        • Ability to develop a close working relationship with key company stakeholders.
        • Ability to gather and co-ordinate data from subject matter experts.
        • Ability to work autonomously under pressure to meet short deadlines.
        • Drafting and writing bid submission responses using persuasive and positive language.
        • High level of personal organisation and time management, ability to work flexibly.
        • Strategic thinker who can apply a range of analytical techniques to prioritise activities.

        Behaviours:

        • Prioritise work well.
        • Consistently professional, confident and calm even in challenging situations.
        • Demonstrate a customer focused approach; and an expectation of others to do likewise.
        • Supportive and helpful team player with a flexible and positive attitude.
        • Proactively share knowledge, skills and experience with others to increase team performance.
        • Inspires team to reach higher.
        • Deliver a high volume of quality work on time.
        • Strive to get things right first time.
        • Strive to meet objectives and improve performance.
        • Promotes a winning culture and shares a vision of team success.
        • Highly organised with good attention to detail.
        • Work effectively and responsibly without close supervision.
        • Reflect and evaluate own performance in order to identify areas for improvement; maintain a learning and development plan.

        Communication & Interpersonal Skills:

        • Brilliant communicator who is familiar with liaising and selling to senior executives.
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills.
        • Good interpersonal and rapport-building abilities.
        • Good listener; can understand the needs of customers and colleagues.

        Technical Skills & Knowledge:

        • Very strong problem-solving and analytical abilities.
        • Strong administrative and organisational skills.
        • Strong knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook and confident and accurate use of
        • departmental computer systems/databases.

        Good benefits to include, Company pension contributions matched up to 8%, there’s a health plan, the option to purchase extra holiday and financial support for your commute.

        Keen to hear from those with experience as Bid Writer, Proposal Writer, Tender Writer, Bid Co-ordinator, Bid Manager, Proposal Manager

         

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