Bid Writer

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Bid Writer

Based from Plymouth within the Ventro Head Office.

As the Bid Writer you will be joining the commercial team. Acting as a leader you will manage and coordinate the bid team’s activity. You will report directly into the Head of Commercial.

Key Skills / Responsibilities:

· Work alongside all key stakeholders to successfully secure new business and retain existing maintenance contracts through re tenders and renewals

· Independently source relevant tender opportunities including monitoring OJEU regulated portals

· Responsible for generating and presenting all Bid / No Bid overviews for review by the Senior Leadership Team

· Complete all Approved Supplier Questionnaires (ASQs) and Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) as required.

· Lead the completion all Invitation to Tender (ITT) and Request for Proposal (RFPs) as required, through the creation and coordination of the Work Winning Team.

· Write work-winning quality and technical written responses.

· Apply Company Pricing Policies or create bespoke pricing matrices as required for bid responses

· Coordinate Input from other teams in order to complete the bid, e.g. Estimating (where required), Operations, Sales.

· Responsible for the final preparation and delivery of bids to strict deadlines through print, email or portal submission.

· Attend site visits, external interviews and presentations as required.

· Gather debrief information on bid performance post-contract award / loss and analyse with team members and management to find ways to improve bids in future and discover potential opportunities.

· Pre-Contract Briefing to Operations team and handover to Sales Consultant for account management.

· Identify key messages and differentiators for proposals, to inform and implement lessons learned, including maintaining and continuously developing a 'Bid Library' of key information and knowledge to assist future bids.

· Disseminate bid best practice on an industry and regional level to the Company.

· Regularly provide detailed reporting on activity to your line manager.

· Support in the continuous development of the Bid Department, generating more efficient ways of working and increasing the success rate of the Department.

· Perform all of the above responsibilities accurately, within prescribed timescales and deadlines.

· Deal with any ad hoc projects or duties the Line Manager considers reasonable

The successful candidate must:

· Previous experience of Bid Writing

· Ideally from a fire safety background

· Fast Learner.

· Commercial, tender, business development, sales or marketing background.

· Experience in people and team management and ability to lead others.

· Strong writing and administration skills.

· Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Excel and other parts of the Microsoft Office 365 suite
  • 1
  • Negotiable
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  • CV-75812
  • Permanent
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