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Permanent recruitment

The world of bids is highly competitive. For your business to submit winning bids, you need to find exactly the right people; quickly and efficiently – those who will hit the ground running, commit themselves and deliver.

This is what we will do for you when you need to recruit for any role linked to the bidding and commercial functions. Our network and contact base is extensive and we have found and recruited exceptional bid personnel for companies throughout the UK. We locate candidates, carry out pre-screening, interview and test them and check their references. Only then will we present them as candidates for your role.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permanent recruitment

The world of bids is highly competitive. For your business to submit winning bids, you need to find exactly the right people; quickly and efficiently – those who will hit the ground running, commit themselves and deliver.

This is what we will do for you when you need to recruit for any role linked to the bidding and commercial functions. Our network and contact base is extensive and we have found and recruited exceptional bid personnel for companies throughout the UK. We locate candidates, carry out pre-screening, interview and test them and check their references. Only then will we present them as candidates for your role.

LATEST POSITIONS



View the latest jobs from Bid Perfect, including writing and bid management positions

Bid Writer

Uxbridge

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced bid writer to join the team at a leading print and document management company.

The ideal candidate for this job should be able to write effective, concise and compelling content while under the pressure of deadlines. The ability to work as a team and to obtain accurate, high quality information from all bid stakeholders in order to produce bid collateral is essential. You will also ideally have a background or experience in the print and document industry.

In addition to having excellent writing skills, the candidate should be able to work with other bid team members to help give them the necessary skills and confidence to write and produce materials themselves.

Key accountabilities
  • To effectively project manage the completion of bids & tenders, within defined timescales
  • To qualify bid opportunities identified (provide an initial analysis/proposal to the sales team of the direction the bid or tender should take)
  • Bring together content from various sources to produce bespoke responses
  • Accuracy in completing documents of bids & tenders in line with customer requirements and company standards
  • Provide presales support such as responding to RFIs and PQQs
  • Create, develop and coordinate a body of corporate responses for the sales teams
  • Liaise with, and support, cross functional departments to ensure knowledge base is up to date and that accurate information is supplied in proposals
  • Develop and maintain a body of information for tender use
  • Collaborate with and use the support available from other departments to enhance the value of our proposals e.g. Marketing, Service Delivery, Product Management, Sales, etc.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with other team members and departments
Experience required
  • Experience in working within a Bid team or commercial operation function
  • MPS Background or knowledge in print and document industry
  • Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.)
  • APMP certification or APMP bid process experience
Summary of skills
  • Excellent communicator
  • A high attention to detail with an excellent editing and proofing ability
  • Excellent literacy skills, with an extensive vocabulary
  • Deadline driven with effective time management skills
  • Thrive in a busy environment
  • Outgoing, creative and open minded.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise workload
  • Can demonstrate effective bid writing skills
  • Approachable and willing to assist others
  • Ability to build, maintain and sustain working relationships, with internal and external stakeholders

Salary

30,000 – £40,000 (plus bonus) per annum

Reference

10402

Bid Coordinator

Epsom and Ewell

Our client, a property maintenance and installation organisation, are searching for a bright and ambitious bid coordinator to join their growing team.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and pro-active self starter. You will possess strong administration and project management skills as well as being an excellent written and verbal communicator. You will be supporting the Bid Manager in the creation of winning tender documents.

Role specification
  • Daily management of all web portals 
  • Production and updating of bid review documents 
  • Producing first draft of all bid plans
  • Updating Directors each week of all bids due for submission during the coming week 
  • Sending out bid documents to Directors and other senior stakeholders for information prior to bid kick off meetings 
  • Sending out bid documents to Directors and other senior stakeholders for sign off before submission 
  • Updating the Bid Knowledge Database and maintaining standard responses for future submissions  
  • Checking internally, the level of interest for potential bid opportunities that have been identified 
  • Co-ordinating and proof reading technical input from a variety of stakeholders
  • Formatting and collating bid responses
  • Ensuring bid documentation is returned in line with submission quality and deadlines 
  • Completing work to a high standard and quality within the allotted timeframes
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by the Bid Manager
Skills and Experince
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience of a similar position
  • Relationship building
  • Good attention to detail
  • Well organised and efficient
  • IT literate
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Industry knowledge advantageous 
Qualifications
  • Education to a degree level is desirable, or any related field from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 8 GCSE’s or equivalent, Grades A – C (including English & Math)

Salary

25,000 - £30,000 per annum

Reference

10401

Bid Writer

Durham

Here is an exciting opportunity for a Bid Writer to join a growing utilities company in Durham.

Due to the development of their commercial team, in line with ambitious growth plans, our client is looking for an experienced Bid Writer.

Responsible for composing compelling and appropriate narrative and visual content to maximise our client's success in the utilities sector. 

Main Responsibilities:
  • Production and submission of bids and proposals 
  • Review of specific bid and tender requirements
  • Contribute to and maintain a library of proposals, responses and documentation. 
  • Manage data and customer information relating to bids through Salesforce.com CRM.
  • Work closely with the Bid Manager and sales team to understand customer needs and produce proposals that meet / exceed customer requirements. 
  • Ensure that bid questions are comprehensively answered with supporting evidence.
  • Produce bids on time, on budget and in a format that is clear, concise and compelling to differentiate from competitors.
  • Work closely with the Bid Manager and the Bid Co-ordinator, internal and external partners to manage the regular bid opportunities. 
  • Manage, steer and assist subject matter experts and inputs from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, marketing, finance and legal. 
  • Contribute to the development of the bid process so that it is efficient and scalable. 

The role will be mainly office based but from time to time will require attendance at external meetings necessitating travel within the UK. Occasionally this will involve overnight stays and, as submission deadlines approach, it may be necessary to work additional hours, outside of normal business hours.

You will work in a pleasant office in a friendly and supportive team environment located near Durham centre.  There is free car parking, a competitive basic salary, plus pension, private health care cover and 26 days holiday.

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience in industry)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Persuasive writing expert
  • Self motived, proactive and able to work on own initiative
  • Proven ability to produce compelling bid responses 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
Applications:

Please apply to linda@bidperfect.co.uk 
Attach a Word format CV detailing your bid writing experience
Please provide your current location and availability for an initial telephone screening with Linda

Salary

competitive basic salary, plus pension and private health care cover per annum

Reference

10390

Note that a bid writing test will be part of the three stage interview process.

Bid Writer

North West Leicestershire

Our client, a leading provider of healthcare equipment, has an exciting opportunity for a bid writer to join their team.

The purpose of the role is to ensure clients are provided with properly constructed, commercial and technical bid submissions that meet and exceed customer needs and beat the competition.

This would suit someone with first class written and verbal communication skills who has strong and provable bid writing experience. 

Responsibilities  
Bid writing
  • Manage written tender processes from receipt through to submission
  • Work on a number of bids simultaneously, ranging in size and complexity 
  • Shape each submission to ensure it is seen as 'bespoke'  
  • Focus on customer needs and effectively convey benefits offered to meet these needs 
  • Identify any variant bid options 
  • Effectively engage the wider teams within the business to support bid impact, quality and contents 
  • Be focused on improvement, learning from past bids, other internal and external developments and ideas, ensuring every bid is better than the previous one
Capture Planning
  • Working with prospective and existing clients to identify winning strategies in advance of the bid process
  • Identify client drivers and what they need both prior to bid and during the bid process
  • Develop cordial relationships with the client and/or agents on all new opportunities, proactively meeting with relevant stakeholders
  • Proactively seek out latest company developments and best practices to include in bids
  • Proactively gain understanding of wider market trends and how the business offering impacts on these and is impacted by them.
  • Translate these developments, best practices and impacts into effective bid materials
  • Consistently ensure an up-to-date library of data for ease of reference by the whole team on future opportunities
Personal Profile
  • Have strong bid/proposal writing experience and be able to work to deadlines   
  • Have excellent communication skills, especially written grammar, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation and the ability to produce effective, winning bids 
  • IT Skills in Windows/Outlook/Word/Excel 
  • Highly motivated with natural enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • Self-motivated and focused on continual improvement
  • Proven success, making significant contributions towards performance objectives and the implementation of Best Practice
  • Comfortable operating as part of a team or working independently
  • Clear-thinking
  • Loyal 

A full driving licence is essential as UK travel will be required.

Salary

28,000 - 32000 per annum

Reference

10386

Bid Writer

London

Our client, a leading judicial services provider, has an excellent opportunity for a highly skilled Bid Writer to join their team in their impressive London offices.

This role would suit someone who considers themselves to be a pure bid writer with first class written communication skills. You will be responsible for producing compliant, compelling, competitive and successful PQQ and tender submissions to deadline.

Responsibilities
  • Pre-bid activity including research and attending bidder conferences. 
  • Bid process administration including EOI, clarifications, document assembly and submission
  • Establishment of bid library and model answers
  • Editorial and writing including storyboarding, draft responses, proofreading and review
  • Maintaining libraries of standard content, case studies, presentations and other collateral material
  • Liaising with subject matter experts and other stakeholders and ensuring content is accurate, relevant and on time
Personal qualities, experience and skills
  • Degree qualified, preferably in Business, Marketing or English specialisms. 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in bid authoring
  • Demonstrated ability to write technical and business copy with near zero defects
  • High level English language skills with ability to write in concise, plain English
  • Ability to design and create documents that have high visual impact
  • An understanding of Public Sector procurement / OJEU processes and procedures
  • Excellent at establishing 1:1 working relationships and credibility with all levels of staff
  • Enthusiasm for working in an intensive, deadline-driven and high-profile role
  • Good project management skills and mind set
  • High level MS Office skills and overall IT literacy
  • Excellent written and good verbal communication skills
     

Salary

Up to 60k per annum

Reference

10385

Bid and Tender Manager

Gloucestershire

We have an exciting opportunity for a Bid and Tender Manager to join our client in a fast growing organisation within the skills and training sector.

The role would suit someone with proven ability in planning, producing and delivering compliant bids within this sector. 

Overview    

The Bid and Proposal Manager is responsible for the co-ordination, production and timely submission of all proposals and tender (RFI, ITT, RFP etc.) responses, both UK and International. They are also responsible for providing relevant advice and guidance on any requirements and issues relating to the submission of any bids or proposals and for co-ordinating bid and proposal governance and sign off. 

Responsibilities
  • Monitor tender portals for information relating to any tenders that the client may wish to consider and advising the relevant BD staff of full details
  • Download and share any tender documentation with the relevant BD staff containing information on the process and timelines to submit a response 
  • Accountable for developing and preparing individual bid submissions     
  • Compile all information and complete all forms and documents required and coordinate/oversee the delivery of compliant, professionally produced proposals within customer defined timeframes 
  • Matrix manage a bid team consisting of the relevant staff required to contribute to the comprehensive completion of each tender and bid proposal
  • Support the BD team in the creation and submission of all proposals as required for both UK and International sales opportunities 
  • Liaise with all stakeholders required to create and submit bids and proposals 
Person Specification 
  • A professional attitude and appearance at all times
  • Customer First Attitude
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to meet targets and strict deadlines 
  • Attention to detail, highly organised and efficient approach to tasks
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office products 
  • A can-do attitude 
  • Ability to work well in a team 
  • Ability to work on own initiative and maintain confidentiality 
  • Flexibility and adaptability to manage in a dynamic and pressured work environment 
  • Excellent interpersonal Skills 
  • Good level of commercial awareness 
  • Ability to multi-task/prioritise and work to tight deadlines 
Experience 
  • Knowledge of general procurement processes to include tenders and framework agreements 
  • Proven ability in planning, producing and delivering compliant bids and proposals within a dynamic business environment
  • Experience within a relevant sector/industry

Salary

35,000-£40,000 per annum

Reference

10384

Bid Writer

Hertfordshire

An established and experienced Bid Writer is required for an exciting new position with our client, a rapidly expanding FM company. 

This role would suit a candidate with previous Bid Writer/Coordinator experience preferably within the cleaning and soft services sector. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the full bid cycle from sourcing opportunities on external portals and completing PQQ’s / RFI’s to  writing tenders alongside the senior management.

Reporting to the Sales Director, you will be working as part of a close knit sales team managing the PQQ and tender response management across multiple sectors such as Education, Corporate, Retail and Leisure.

Qualifications and experience
  • Proven track record of Bid Writing in the FM sector, cleaning would be advantageous
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, with excellent organisational skills with the ability to balance competing priorities and workloads
  • Effective relationship developer, who can contribute to a team based culture
  • Ability to work unsupervised and take responsibility
  • Attention to detail is essential
  • The ability to work autonomously and on your own initiative
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Open mind and flexible approach to work
  • Confident in demonstrating innovation & creativity
  • IT literate - Word/Excel/Power Point / MS Outlook and the ability to produce top quality proposals / tenders
  • 5yr auditable work history
     

Salary

35,000 - £40,000 per annum

Reference

10382

Bid Writer

Hertfordshire

This is an exciting opportunity for a Bid Writer to join the team at a haulage and removals company.

Working closely with the Business Development Team, you will be taking a leading role in the preparation of prequalification and tender proposals through to their submission

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Managing the Tender process fully
  • Defining win strategy with the business
  • Maintain and develop an up-to-date tender information library
  • Complete responses to RFI and assist with completion of RFPs
  • Proof read responses for accuracy
  • Maintain an active log of all tender opportunities and the response progress
  • Update CRM Sales system to reflect progress/completion
  • Work closely and build relationship with support function heads to keep the information library up-to-date (i.e. HR, IT, Legal, Health and Safety)
  • Build working relationship with Sales teams across the business, providing direction in RFI and RFP tender responses
  • Assist Marketing Director in writing case studies, website copy and press releases
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
  • Must have experience in Bid Writing (minimum 3 years)
  • Must have experience in a business to business or Public Sector environment
  • Must have very strong interpersonal skills, at all levels of management
  • Must have excellent experience of writing business context and advanced written communication skills
  • Must have an awareness of the procurement environment and commercial buying sectors
  • Ability to interpret tender request information and design the appropriate response
  • Accurate proof reading
  • Must have Excellent all round IT skills
  • Organised with good time management skills
  • Thorough with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Salary

35K to £40K per annum

Reference

10360

Bid Perfect People

If you need an exceptional bid professional, you could try advertising online, although you will need to spend time sifting through a multitude of responses, many of which will be unsuitable. Alternatively, you could try a ‘high street’ recruitment agency, although they will not understand bids and tenders, or your needs, like we do.

Bid Perfect is a specialist consultancy operating only in bids and tenders, across all industry sectors. Bid Perfect People specialises in matching your requirements with our carefully vetted talent pool.

Our dedicated recruiters will find the right individual (or team) to support your projects through access to the best talent in bid management and bid writing.

We start by qualifying what you want to achieve with your recruitment; whether an experienced short-term interim, a permanent candidate or both will best suit your purpose. If you are not entirely sure what skills and background you require, we will advise you, and will also provide benchmarking regarding salary or day rate. We will help you build a job description and person specification by determining what kind of personality, team fit, management style, skills and experience best suit your business objectives.

Our tried and tested process will identify potential people accurately and you won’t have to waste time reviewing inappropriate CVs and interviewing candidates who haven’t been properly screened.

We can hire for you at all levels, from entry level (with free Bid Perfect training if required) to bid directors. We have a network of high performing bid professionals with whom we have built strong relationships over the years. It's a talent pool you will share in too.

What roles can we help with?

Bid Creation & Management
  • Bid Managers 
  • Bid Writers/Authors
  • Senior Bid Managers 
  • Bid Directors 
  • Bid Specialists   
  • Graphic Designers 
  • Content Writers
  • Knowledge Base Writers 
Bid Review & Support
  • Bid Editors
  • Proposal Managers 
  • Document Managers
  • Capture Managers
  • Bid Co-ordinators
  • Bid Support Administrators
  • Bid Finance Specialists
  • Pitch Managers
  • Media & Marketing Specialists 
     

If you need someone now, or anticipate needing someone in the future, please contact us.

How we work with you 

We are selective about who we take onto our register. Impressing our clients by fielding the right candidates for permanent and interim roles is key to maintaining our excellent reputation. We will get to know you through a screening interview either face to face, by phone or on Skype. Once on our database, we will stay in contact and call you when we have a suitable placement to discuss.

We are not an anonymous recruitment agency and we don't act like one. We won't send out candidates’ CVs who vaguely match a role description en masse. We are precise. We will only forward your details to our clients when we have your permission, and when we are sure there is a likelihood of a happy outcome when client and candidate meet.

Engaging with Bid Perfect

On our bid jobs page you will find a list of current vacancies we will be delighted to discuss openly with you once you have registered your details. You can do this by sending your CV and agreeing to our initial screening interview which will be scheduled at your convenience.

If we don’t feel we have a good opportunity for you right now, we will explain why and, if necessary, provide advice around where you should focus your job search and whether your CV needs to be revised accordingly. 

Good relationships are everything

To us, our interims and potential permanent candidates are our ‘pearls in the oyster’; you will be highly valued for your skills and expertise. You will never be treated as just another candidate to make up the numbers. 

We want you to get to know us and build a good relationship with us that will last many years. Since Bid Perfect was established in 2007, many of the bid writers and bid managers who have come through the Bid Perfect training courses have started as our clients and, in time, become our candidates and then become clients once more.  

Want to join us? Please send your CV and contact details to recruitment@bidperfect.co.uk and one of our specialist recruitment consultants will be in touch with you shortly.


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