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Bid Writer

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Overview:
Our client, a London based manufacturer, is looking to take on a Bid Writer to join their Slough office on a permanent basis. As a vital member of the Bids & Tenders team and working closely with the Bid Director you will ensure that submissions are presented on time and to beat practice, making improvements where necessary. You will advise and guide subject matter experts to write technical solutions that meet the individual tenders requirements.

Key Responsibilities:
• Sourcing and sending proposal and tender response opportunity documents to relevant stakeholders
• Coaching subject matter experts to write compelling proposal and tender response documents, and addressing each individual tenderer’s requirements
• Working closely with subject matter experts to ensure they deliver their content on time and to best practice standard
• Maintaining and updating Bid and Tender administrative documents
• Populating the Tender Text Library, ensuring all source documents are accurate and up to date
• Writing and editing bid and proposal documents
• Setting up Sharepoint work sites, folders and administrative tender response documents, including Responsibility Matrices and templates
• Researching through previous tender documents and the Text and Image libraries for source material
• Researching to develop a good understanding of each individual tenderer’s vision, strategy and outcomes, to help develop win themes and strategies within our proposal and tender response documents
• Ensuring all proposal and tender response documents are printed, collated and uploaded (if applicable) within the required format and deadline

Key Deliverables:
• Meeting all expectations and deliverables, on time and to high quality standard
• Maintaining a meticulous attention to detail and consistency to company brand standards
• Working outside regular business hours (when required) to meet tight deadlines
• Developing and maintaining good working relationships with company stakeholders
• Creating professional documentation to a very high standard, with particular focus on accuracy and care i.e. spelling, grammar, writing style and conformance to the proposal process

Technical Requirements:
• A university Journalism or Communications qualification and at least two years’ industry experience
• Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint
• Good working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat

Personal Requirements:
• Strong analytical and organisational skills
• High attention to detail
• Excellent time management and organisation skills
• Conscientious and self-motivated
• Comfortable working both independently and as a team member
• Adaptable to changing work demands
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to convey information effectively to stakeholders of varied personalities and working status

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