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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

Birmingham

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Bid Writer to join a leading independent UK consultancy at the forefront of risk, pensions, investment and insurance.

The friendly and rapidly expanding team is looking for someone proactive, conscientious and process driven with first class written communication skills.

The Bid Writer will be responsible for the successful completion of tenders in accordance with agreed company processes and best practice methodologies. The Bid Writer plays a leading role in ensuring the effective co-ordination and timely completion of tenders.
In return our client is offering a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and a sociable and modern working environment.

Responsibilities 
  • Carrying out research for the kick off and solution meetings
  • Leading the call / meeting to ensure relevant information is captured to facilitate the completion of the tender 
  • Ensuring win themes are developed that meet the client’s objectives 
  • Storyboard and outlining with the team 
  • Proactively develop and manage a network of subject matter experts
  • Communicating the key messages to key stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Communicate and influence at a senior level
  • Ensure consistent branding for all company specific documents
  • Ensuring the production of Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQs), Invitation to Tenders (ITTs) and Presentations in accordance with agreed deadlines
  • Fully owning and taking responsibility for tender projects
  • Effectively communicating timetables and key messages throughout the tender process
  • Working with the Bid Designer to produce a high quality bid response document in a timely manner
  • Identify and re-work existing pre-written content where relevant
  • Deliver completed written proposal responses to the Bid Manager against agreed Request for Proposal (RFP) deadlines, escalating issues as required
  • Re-write / edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders
  • Writing Case Studies
  • Proactively gaining testimonials where examples of good work is highlighted
  • Proactively identifying areas of tender improvement
  • Present all new proposal content to the Bid Coordinator for updating the tender library
Experience
  • Strong written English language skills 
  • Excellent attention to detail and meticulous proof reading skills are required
  • A university degree with a 2:1 minimum grade or equivalent would be preferred, supported by an APMP accreditation.  Grade C and above in GCSE Mathematics and English is preferable.
  • Proven skills in producing and editing proposal content within a complex business environment. The bid writer will be experienced in leading storyboarding sessions, participating in key review meetings / final document review, content sign off and document production. Experience of coordinating and updating a work management system and Bid Library is beneficial.
  • Must be a self-starter, highly organised, and able to work well with colleagues at all levels in the organisation. Needs good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows-based computer applications.  Strong time management/prioritization skills as well as Tender Management are essential for this role.  
  • Professional services experience is beneficial.  Pension experience is a real benefit.

Salary

30,000-40,000 per annum

Reference

10415

Bid Development Manager

London

Our client, a healthcare data organisation, has a very exciting opportunity for a Bid Development Manager to joint their dynamic team in Central London.

This role will require experience of business commercial processes, development of proposals,
procurement and contracting, ideally from a professional firm and similar role. A candidate with
experience building bid processes within a new bid function would also be preferable.

The candidate will use their experience to position our client within strategic procurement frameworks,
successfully manage and win important tender opportunities, and lead on key data acquisition
strategies which underpin our future bid offerings and market growth. They need an enthusiastic bid
manager with strong co-ordination, collaboration and commercial skills to help us capture new business while delivering added value offerings to our existing customer base.

In return they are offering a competitive salary with excellent benefits.

Key Accountabilities
  • Develop compelling proposals relating to the value proposition for the customer while maintaining the protection of commercial interests.
  • Act as a subject matter expert in the Bid Management Process and provide advice to internal stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Identify and position client on key government and local procurement frameworks.
  • Contribute to horizon scanning with sales team, and monitor tender portals and commercial frameworks for new opportunities.
  • Capture business development opportunities and actions.
  • Develop and maintain a bid library.
  • Provide leadership and collaborative engagement with the team around projects, developments, services and marketing.
  • Establish formalised bid coordination processes.
  • Engage in product platform review with product owner to ensure best strategic technical offering is made.
  • Contribute to critical commercial review and feasibility (costs, income, profit margins, value).
  • Co-ordinate and support a high-quality post-submission process, from clarification through to contract award and signing, including demonstrations, customer references and site visits.
  • Write RFPs, PQQs, ITTs and proposals. Proofread, edit and ensure the agreed branding and formatting is applied.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with key stakeholders and subject matter experts.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Essential
  • Proven track record in successful bid management in related market
  • Evaluates and improves bid management and win rates through coaching and capability uplift
  • Strong contract and commercial awareness
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Well-organised, reliable, determined, driven and enthusiastic
  • Ability to facilitate stakeholder engagement and collaborative working
  • Good understanding of products and data requirements
  • Good understanding of information governance frameworks
  • Experience in risk management and due diligence
  • Good understanding of public sector and procurement process
  • Good knowledge of MS Office suite
Desirable
  • Experience of healthcare market
  • Experience of Agile practices and teams
  • Experience of fostering mentorship and collaborative team development
     

Salary

up to 65k per annum

Reference

10383

Junior Bid Writer

Surrey

Our client, a leading security, risk management and service support company, has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Bid Writer to join their team.

The ideal candidate will be ambitious, contentious and a quick learner, with first class written and verbal communication. The role would suit someone who has demonstrable writing experience and skills who is looking for the next step in their career.

Experience in the security industry would be advantageous. 

Main Responsibilities:
  • Creating Winning proposals with compelling narrative
  • Developing proposal writing strategies
  • Leading the Subject Matter Experts for specific elements, providing coaching as necessary
  • Organising content development efficiently and effectively
  • Proven ability to write clear and concise responses
  • Ability to interpret library content
  • Experience in the service industry preferably within the security industry
  • Supporting all elements of the bid process under the direction of the Senior Bid Manager
  • Preparation of tender documents and collation of information required
  • Market research and analysis to: investigate market activities; assess market trends, analyse published data and statistics, and recommend to management effective marketing strategy.
  • Recommend and implement the most effective presentational style for response to client RFP requirements.
  • Ensuring brand consistency across all marketing materials.
  • Developing Presentations for Marketing/Sales purposes.
  • Managing project production through specific timescale.
  • Creating and amending/editing artwork using graphic design skills and software applications: Adobe InDesign; Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Photoshop. (Training can be given)
  • Utilise typographic and layout creative skills for artwork development.
  • Working knowledge of office software applications: Acrobat Reader; Microsoft Word; PowerPoint; Excel.
  • Providing quality checking & presentation formatting of tenders
  • Compilation & Administration of the Bid Library.
  • Assisting in the completion of pre-tender questionnaires.
     

Salary

25,000 - £30,000 per annum

Reference

10408

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 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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