Bid Writer

Futura Design Ltd
£25,000 per annum
29 Jul 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Futura Design Ltd - An Automotive Recruitment and Design Agency, based in the heard of the West Midlands.

Our client based in Warwick are looking for a Bid Writer to join their Bids/Proposals team. They are a global brand with over 50 years of experience in their sector.

Location: Warwick, UK

Salary / Hourly Rate: £25k - 28k per year

Type of Contract: Permanent

Ref: BidWriter1

1. Overall Job Purpose

The Bid Writer’s primary objective is to produce innovative and impactful bid documents in order to support business growth strategy

2. Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Head of Proposals and Bid Estimator to produce text responses and content for pre-qualification questionnaires, requests for information and requests for proposal as appropriate.
  • Ensure all documentation meets the required standard in terms of content and presentation
  • Write, edit, research and analyse to ensure all bid documentation is produced in line with the required criteria and is both persuasive and compelling
  • Build critical graphics into submissions to ensure that the Company message is presented in a powerful way
  • Deliver completed written proposal responses to the Proposals Manager within agreed timeframes
  • Conduct, review and edit work created by others
  • Manage and develop a network of internal experts on various subject matters
  • Work closely with operational teams and central functions such as Finance, HR, IT & HSQE
  • Work closely with marketing colleagues to ensure all documents are produced in an innovative and impactful way and to the highest quality
  • Build knowledge of different customers and the differing ways of producing proposals for them
  • Support the proposal management process following submission by signposting queries from the Customer and ensuring responses are provided
  • Review previous tenders and pre-qualification questionnaires for feedback in order to refine answers to improve quality submissions.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Experience in bid writing (essential)
  • Advanced qualifications in Microsoft Word and Powerpoint
  • In-design experience and expertise (ideal but not essential)
  • Educated in English Language preferably to degree level with previous copywriting or bid writing experience
  • Experience in the services industry (preferred)
  • Ideally professional bid writing qualification (preferred)
  • Previous experience and demonstrated strength in written and oral communications (examples will be requested)
  • Clear effective communication style and experience
  • Strong team player orientation - collaborative in approach to business and solutions oriented
  • Strategic thinker, creative and flexible - ability to present concepts in a simple clear way
  • Strong multi-tasking capability, project and deadline oriented
  • Excellent business English written and spoken skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Must be an EU Citizen to be able to apply.

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