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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

Warrington

Our client, an award-winning DNA testing company, are going through an exciting period of growth, and the team now needs to expand. They now have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Writer to join them. The client is considering full-time and part-time applicants.

Our client, an award-winning DNA testing company, are going through an exciting period of growth, and the team now needs to expand. They now have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Writer to join them. The client is considering full-time and part-time applicants.

 

 

The Role

Overall, the role will support the activity of the Sales and Marketing teams through the management of a professional bid writing and proposal support service.

  • Research upcoming tenders, reviewing and summarising tender opportunities.
  • Co-ordinate the production of timely, high quality, well structured, customer focused, compliant, compelling tenders and propositions
  • Contribute to, and keep the bid information library updated and maintained
  • Assist managers in finding bid response information
  • Build internal and external relationships with individuals associated with the bid process to assist in the creation of quality bids, proposals and PQQs
  • Re-write/edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders to ensure the customer specifications are fully covered, bids are persuasive and meet our brand guidelines
  • Complete and submit bids (formatting/uploading/printing/dispatch) to meet deadlines
  • Report on production, analysis and tender opportunities
  • Seek feedback both internally and externally to ensure continuous improvement
  • Be up to date with our prospects and competition to ensure responses are bespoke and deliver our strategy clearly

The Person

  • Demonstrable experience of successful bid writing and coordination with a sound knowledge of the bidding process, including:
    • Breaking bid questions down into their component parts – and reading between the lines for the ‘real’ question
    • Taking technical subject matter, interpreting it and conveying complex proposals in language that the customer understands
    • Creating well-founded responses that meet and exceed the customer requirements – whilst being creative and offering added value
  • Experience of tendering into the both the public and private sectors is preferable
  • Able to take ownership of the bidding process; self-motivated, energetic with a “can-do” attitude
  • Highly competent in use of Microsoft office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Outstanding writing/presentation skills; able to write both creatively and logically to produce quality and compelling bid documents
  • A quick learner, able to rapidly understand new information and put it into context
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to engage, motivate and influence others
  • Good team worker
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and pressure with ease
  • Superb attention to detail, maintaining high standards for delivery, quality and accuracy
  • Experience of project management is desirable
  • Graduate in English, Marketing, Journalism, or a sector relevant subject, or relevant and substantive experience
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, and, as necessary, additional hours to fulfil the role

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Death in service benefit
  • Pension scheme
  • Cashplan, offering payment for dental, optical and other services
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Last Wednesday of the month free pizza day

Bonus for zero sick leave

Salary

(up to) 40K per annum

Reference

10463

Full time - permanent

Bid Coordinator

Manchester

Multi-sector provider of workforce solutions. Respected and ward-winning organisation needing a well-rounded and professionally-minded bid coordinator.

Our client, an award winning workforce solutions specialist, is looking for a Bid Coordinator to join their team. They provide candidates across the Oil & Gas, Power, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Mining and IT sectors worldwide.

A key member of the bid team, the Bid Coordinator will oversee the following duties:

Key Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for completing PQQ, online registration and other tender related questionnaires
  • Identify tender opportunities across wide range of websites
  • Provide support to ensure high quality, competitive and consistent delivery on RFIs.
  • Maintain and coordinate the regional Bid Library using Qorus technology
  • Tailor the tender response to suit market challenges and client strategy
  • Work closely with the business development teams to support pre-bid activity and to develop an understanding of the client and define a win strategy
  • Coordinate bid opportunities from the initial kick off/qualification meetings through to feedback and lessons learned
  • Use effective project management skills to ensure that all information is received on time, is relevant to questions being asked and in line with the ‘win themes’
  • Support the Global Bids and Tenders Manager in completion of all bid and department related tasks, (including contributing to global Bids report for the region)
  • Provide support to the Global Marketing team as and when necessary to facilitate regional marketing activity.

Experience and Skills

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (preferably in English Language but not essential)
  • Experience working in a bid/business development/marketing environment
  • Experience working in a busy, deadline driven international business working environment
  • High competence in use of MS Office suite and the capacity to learn new packages and tools
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise

Salary

c.25K per annum

Reference

10461

Full-time, permanent

Bid Writer

Manchester

A great opportunity to join an award winning workforce solutions specialist, providing candidates to the energy, utility, construction & infrastructure, life sciences, manufacturing, chemicals, mining and IT sectors worldwide.

Our client, an award winning workforce solutions specialist, is looking for a Bid Writer to join their team. They provide candidates across the Oil & Gas, Power, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Mining and IT sectors worldwide.

The successful candidate will become the Bid Writer managing bids for the UK/Europe, Africa and Caspian region. This role will cover all aspects of tender writing and proposal creation and will see you work closely with various bid contributors as well as the sales teams to assist with creating sales proposals. Reporting to the Global Bids & Tenders Manager and working within an established marketing team, the successful candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to deliver against tight timescales in a fast paced environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Liaise with the BD/operational teams to support pre-bid activity and to develop an understanding of the client and define a win strategy
  • Provide internal stakeholders with a thorough overview of the bid by undertaking an effective evaluation of the bid opportunity and tender documents
  • Lead bid opportunities from the initial kick off meetings through to feedback and lessons learned
  • Use effective project management skills to ensure that all information is received on time, is relevant to questions being asked and in line with the ‘win themes’
  • Write powerful content that reinforces the win themes of the bid
  • Collate information from and communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including operational, functional staff and senior directors
  • Ensure timely delivery of bids across all sectors whilst following the bid process and managing the logistics at all stages of the process
  • Continually review and update the Bid content library to ensure accurate material is being used at all times
  • Work on multiple bids and projects at the same time, the ability to manage multiple work streams is essential

Required skills:

  • Experience of managing multiple bids simultaneously; ideally within the recruitment sector or similar professional services industry
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a professional bid environment
  • Knowledge of Qorus Bids software or similar system an advantage
  • Knowledge of a formal bidding process with a solid understanding of how to plan, structure, write and review a bid/tender response
  • Strong, creative and persuasive writing style with proven skills in producing and editing winning proposal content
  • Typically degree educated with a strong preference for individuals with a degree in English, communications, journalism or business related field
  • Knowledge of the recruitment, professional services, energy sector is desirable but not essential
  • Attention to detail and an ability to work under pressure to demanding deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to form effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to think visually and creatively about the response
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team

Salary

c.35K per annum

Reference

10462

Full-time, permanent.

Business Development Assistant

London

Opportunity to join a leading strategic change specialist and consultantancy.

Our client, a leading strategic change specialist and consultant, have an exciting opportunity to join their team in a Business Development Coordinator role.

The purpose of the Business Development Coordinator is to assist the Commercial Lead in business growth through winning business. The successful candidate will be a first-class communicator with excellent organisation skills and commercial acumen.

This family run business offers a friendly, supportive and sociable working environment with a generous salary and benefits package and the opportunity of some home working.

Responsibilities

Ensuring the Commercial Team maintain an effective service to the organisation as follows:

Business Winning

  • Responsible for all online portals, proactively researching and monitoring for opportunities.
  • Check OJEU e-mails and notices for our current clients and identified prospective clients.
  • Ensuring online portal information is up to date and reviewed every 6 months, annually as a maximum
  • Support and conduct research on new market areas.
  • Support on strategic campaigns as required by Business Winning.

Contract administration

  • Understand and advise on contractual terms and conditions in client contract documents.
  • Ensuring all contractual terms and conditions relevant to the management and delivery of an assignment are highlighted and handed over to the Assignment Management role prior to assignment start up.
  • Establishing NDA / Confidentiality and or Teaming Agreements are created where required

Leads

  • Respond to everyone who provides leads into the business via the leads app.  Register them and ensure that activity is tracked.
  • Produce report on all leads enter onto the database (when database can be updated to include this functionality).

Opportunities

  • Share opportunities and enquiries with Strategy Group and Client Lead ensuring either a go/no go or an opportunity sharing form is produced.
  • Establishing NDA / Confidentiality and or Teaming Agreements are created, if working with partners.
  • Create an opportunity number on the database as well as a commercial file for all the documentation and monitor progress and activity.
  • Check opportunity for conflict of interest and highlight where necessary.

 

Proposals

  • Once the Strategy group has given a ‘go decision’ and agree to respond either for an expression of interest, pre-qualification response and or tender response
  • Retrieving tender documents from portals if necessary.  Share with relevant Client and Bid Lead
  • Creating either an opportunity or proposal workspace for the team to use
  • Understand the requirements of the portal and share with Bid Lead
  • Break down of tender documents from a commercial perspective
  • Liaising with People to ensure we have appropriate resources to respond
  • Record feedback (won/lost) on any bids.

Commercial Centre Activity

  • Reporting, this will include:
  • Compile weekly opportunities and bids report (for Strategy meeting)
  • Compile weekly leads, opportunities and proposals list
  • Compile weekly commercial report
  • Update and maintain the weekly ‘Availability Sheet’
  • Handover to Assignment Management role when an opportunity has been won
  • Working with Commercial Lead, to support deploying consultants on assignment
  • Liaise with Assignment Management role to ensure all contract meetings are scheduled
  • Ensure proactive management of Frameworks and relevant contract meetings are arranged and held
  • Ensure Framework Information and Collaboration Document is updated when frameworks are renewed and partners identified
  • Ensuring base data for tenders are up-to-date and accessible
  • Jointly contribute to the Conflict of Interest Register
  • Diary management and general support to Commercial Lead.

Salary

35K (Up to) per annum

Reference

10458

Full time - Permanent

Media Relations Manager

London

Professional opportunity in major London-based PLC.

A large PLC has an exciting opportunity for a Media Relations Manager to join their team.
Given the nature of their work, you are often under the spotlight – and need to answer reporters’ questions quickly and accurately, from the Financial Times to Wired.  You’ll be at the forefront of this work, getting to know the entire business to arm yourself with the information needed to deal authoritatively and efficiently with the media. 

You’ll also be part of the team executing crisis communications plans, and participate in a press office rota.

This is a great opportunity to develop your media relations skills in a high-profile and fast-paced corporate environment

Key responsibilities

  • Prepare accurate and timely responses to media enquiries by phone and email.
  • Work with colleagues from across all divisions to anticipate issues and prepare to address them.
  • Write press releases as required.
  • Oversee media monitoring agency, checking the daily news alerts for accuracy and quality, and keeping internal distribution lists up to date.
  • Develop proactive media relations announcements, identifying new opportunities to profile the business and its people across national, regional and key trade media
  • Horizon-scan for trends and hot topics in line with the corporate affairs strategy and key messages.
  • Support strategic communications planning by co-ordinating tactical media relations activities e.g. announcing contract wins.
  • Establish and maintain a network of internal contacts across the Group to ensure familiarity with the business and excellent sources of corporate intelligence.
  • Keep managers informed and exercise good judgement on escalating questions to senior colleagues.

Person specification (essential attributes)

  • Track record of success in a frontline media relations role.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to act on own initiative and meet deadlines.
  • Able to suggest solutions and ways forward when escalating questions.
  • Highly organised and motivated with strong team and influencing skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and have excellent time management skills.
  • Able to speak the language of the business and gain the confidence of colleagues from across the Group.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels both internally and externally.

Person specification (desirable attributes)

  • Experience of a plc environment, or agency-side for corporate clients.
  • Experience of crisis communications.

Salary

35-45K per annum

Reference

10459

Full-time - Permanent

Public Affairs Manager

Central London

An exceptional opportunity to join a world-renowned professional services organisation.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Public Affairs Manager to join out client’s team. This is a great opportunity to deliver a public affairs programme in a high-profile and fast-paced corporate environment.

2019 will be a crucial year for out client, known for their excellent technological solutions and smart uses of data. This is an exciting time to be part of a team delivering even more transparency to their external audiences, and to support proactive public affairs activities to keep their political and wider stakeholders informed about the business and answer their questions.

This is a great opportunity to deliver a public affairs programme in a high-profile and fast-paced corporate environment.

Key responsibilities

  • Working with the corporate communications agency, maintain stakeholder maps and prioritisation for political and wider stakeholders.
  • Build relationships with priority influencers in Parliament, local government, thinktanks and other influencers.
  • Co-ordinate all activity via the integrated campaign grid; ensure all activity is in line with the corporate affairs strategy and campaign pillars.
  • Work with colleagues from across different divisions to anticipate issues and prepare to answer questions about them from political and wider stakeholders.
  • Identify political and public debate topics relevant to the business, and assist in defining the position.
  • Provide high quality briefings in advance of meetings with politicians and other influencers.
  • Horizon-scan for trends and hot topics in line with the corporate affairs strategy and key messages.
  • Establish and maintain a network of internal contacts to ensure familiarity with the business and excellent sources of corporate intelligence

Person specification (essential attributes)

  • Track record of success in delivering a public affairs programme in a high-profile environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of the workings of Parliament and local government, and the needs and priorities of national and local politicians.
  • Excellent knowledge of thinktanks and business lobbying groups.
  • Able to act on own initiative and meet deadlines.
  • Able to suggest solutions and ways forward when escalating questions.
  • Highly organised and motivated with strong team and influencing skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and have excellent time management skills.
  • Able to speak the language of the business and gain the confidence of colleagues.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels both internally and externally.

Person specification (desirable attributes)

  • Experience of a plc environment, or agency-side for corporate clients.
  • Experience of crisis communications with political audiences.

Salary

50 - 55K per annum

Reference

10456

Full time - Perm.

Interim bid writers required (x3)

Range of UK locations

Three month short term contract for professional bid writers.

We have a client with an immediate need for professional interim bid writers to support bid teams working in the highways, rail and FM sectors. The positions are in a range of UK city locations and you should ideally be based in either Birmingham, Swindon, Oxford or Manchester.

The roles are intended for writers who can commit for a period of three months commencing between now and the end of January. i.e. until the end of April.

If you would like to be considered for these roles, please send us your CV with an indication of the day rate you will expect. We will get right back to you.

Thanks – The Bid Perfect Team.

Salary

TBA per annum

Reference

MEE001

Interim - 3 months - full time.

Bid Writer

London and other major UK cities - Location flexible.

An opportunity to join a leading healthcare staffing provider.

Our client, a leading healthcare staffing provider, is looking for a Bid Writer to join their team.

Under the direction of the Bid Team Manager, the Bid Writer will be responsible for completion and management of responses to bids, proposals and tenders in close collaboration with bid team colleagues. The role will be primarily focused on preparing and producing responses across the health, social care and other developing niche markets served by the organisation to include bid responses as well as preparation of presentations, information request responses and supporting the needs of the business.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Understanding of the bid process and management of the same end-to-end
  • Able to coordinate bid completion to produce distinctive, winning bids, utilising project management techniques and tools
  • Writing of bid content
  • Liaise with clients and colleagues to gain detailed information for bid completion and submission
  • Prioritise and produce plans for the efficient and successful compilation of bid documents to strict deadlines
  • Producing and editing bid response documents, ensuring each document contains required information required to create a successful, winning bid
  • Evaluate each bid question fully in order to completely understand response requirements
  • Able to create convincing storyboards for question responses
  • Write and produce draft documents and bid responses
  • To work towards improving and enhancing the standard and effectiveness of written responses
  • Ensure each written response is prepared to the highest standards of accuracy and presentation to position the organisation (and the bid) correctly
  • Review financial information (pricing) to ensure appropriate commercial offering, and approval
  • Perform reviews of written bid responses to improve clarity, accuracy and readability
  • Develop and maintain communication channels across the business, at all levels
  • Knowledge library management: develop and maintain a library of written responses to support production of bids and proposals, in conjunction with colleagues
  • Identify contract documents as part of bid processes and coordinate commercial contract review process
  • Provide assistance across the business in relation to contract and bid related queries received by telephone, email or face-to-face
  • Maintain high levels of organisation, accuracy and house-keeping of paperwork and documents
  • Be responsible for quality of work and conduct activities in accordance with the company and team quality procedures
  • Provide assistance and advice to team members as required
  • Contribute to the overall success of the bid process, including working to team and personal objectives
  • Ensure all records and files are maintained to company standards

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Qualifications / Experience
  • Relevant experience and willingness to learn are considered to be equally important
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a bid role desired
  • Relevant experience of writing, editing and producing written pieces of work
  • At least one years’ experience in bid production within the health/ social care and/or recruitment industry desired
  • Experience of reviewing and responding to both Public and Private sector bid/ tender requests
  • APMP an advantage
  • Mobility will be required for occasional work at other UK offices and client sites.

Salary

45 - 60K per annum

Reference

10446

Full time - Perm

Senior Bid Coordinator

London and major UK cities - Location flexible

An opportunity within a leading healthcare staffing provider

Our client, a leading healthcare staffing provider, is seeking a Bid Coordinator to join their team. The Senior Bid Coordinator role will be responsible for the timely completion of detailed responses to bids, proposals and tenders in close collaboration with bid team colleagues.

Primarily focused on preparing and producing distinctive winning responses across the health, social care and other developing niche markets served by the organisation, the Senior Bid Coordinator will provide seamless support as the business requires, and provide support to bid coordination colleagues.


Responsibilities / Duties

 

  • Understand the bid process in order to identify and qualify bid opportunities
  • Work in conjunction with the Business Development Coordinator to understand the pipeline of opportunities, and identify areas for proactive development relevant to areas of responsibility
  • Coordinate bid completion to produce distinctive, winning bids
  • Liaise with clients and colleagues to gain further information for bid completion and submission
  • Prioritise and produce plans for the efficient and successful compilation of bid documents to strict deadlines
  • Manage/ coordinate bid responses using robust project management techniques
  • Producing and editing bid response documents, ensuring each document contains required information required to create a successful, winning bid
  • Evaluate each bid question fully in order to completely understand response requirements
  • Create storyboards for method statement question responses to identify points to be covered and the most logical sequence in which to provide a written response
  • Write and produce draft documents and bid responses in accordance with company standards
  • Confirm delivery and successful lodging of bid submissions
  • To work towards improving and enhancing the standard and effectiveness of written responses in conjunction with the Bid Team
  • Proofing and editing colleague’s bid response documents, ensuring each document contains required information required to create a successful, winning bid
  • Perform editorial reviews of written bid responses – proof-read and edit bid responses as needed to improve clarity, accuracy and readability
  • Ensure each written response is prepared to the highest standards of accuracy and presentation to position the organisation (and the bid) correctly
  • Review financial information (pricing) to ensure appropriate commercial offering, and approval
  • Develop and maintain communication channels across the business, at all levels, in order to successfully achieve the above
  • Develop and maintain a library of written responses to support production of bids and proposals (Bid Library), in conjunction with the Bid Team
  • Identify contract documents as part of bid processes and coordinate sending of same to external and internal contacts for advice
  • Review contract documents to identify areas of further investigation
  • Initiate and coordinate full commercial review of contract related documents as required
  • Undertake negotiation on contract clauses as required, under direction of the Bid Team Manager
  • Write and re-draft contract clauses as required based on internal or external feedback
  • Ensure contract documents are promptly finalised, signed and returned as part of tender award
  • Provide assistance across the business in relation to contract and bid related queries received by telephone, email or face-to-face
  • Maintain high levels of organisation, accuracy and house-keeping of paperwork and documents
  • Be responsible for quality of work and conduct activities in accordance with the company and team quality procedures
  • Provide assistance and advice to team members as required
  • Contribute to the overall success of the bid process, including working to team and personal objectives
     

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications / Experience

  • Relevant experience within a bid role                                                           
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a bid role                                              
  • Experience of writing, editing and producing written pieces of work                      
  • Experience of reviewing and responding to both Public and Private sector bid/ tender requests  

Salary

28 - 40K per annum

Reference

10448

Full time - Perm

Bid Manager

London and other major UK cities (location flexible)

Opportunity with a leading healthcare staffing provider.

Our client, a leading healthcare staffing provider, is looking for a Bid Manager to join their team. The Bid Manager role will be responsible for the timely completion of detailed responses to bids, proposals, tenders and other response documents.

The role requires a keen attention to detail, an ability to take an analytical view on complex projects whilst applying good industry practice to work. The successful candidate will also be expected to be an expert in bid writing, and able to convey complex messages effectively to target audiences. They will also be required to liaise and coordinate input from all levels within the business, up to senior management and board level.

Role Responsibilities

  • Understand the bid process to identify and qualify bid opportunities
  • Analyse win themes to objectively review bid responses throughout preparation,
  • Objectively review bid responses to ensure greatest chances of successful outcomes
  • Work intricately with business colleagues to fully understand opportunities, and relay/ oversee bid coordinator colleagues to support bid completion and submission
  • Apply best practice principles (e.g. APMP), and provide guidance and advice to bid and business colleagues
  • Apply expertise in bid writing to convey messages clearly, effectively and successfully
  • Ensure processes are followed always, and ensure compliance to agreed standards
  • Coordinate bid completion to produce distinctive, winning bids, managing the end-to-end bid process/life cycle
  • Prioritise and produce plans for the efficient and successful submission of bid documents to strict deadlines
  • Producing (writing) and editing bid response documents, ensuring each bid is positioned correctly, and with clear win themes and messages to maximise success rates
  • Evaluate each bid question fully to completely understand response requirements and formulate responses accordingly
  • Create storyboards for method statement question responses to identify points to be covered and the most logical sequence in which to provide a written response
  • Coordinate and manage responses from multiple authors and sources to create seamless, consistent and high quality responses
  • To deliver improved and enhanced standards of written responses in conjunction with the Bid Team
  • Ensure each written response is prepared to the highest standards of accuracy and presentation to position the organisation (and the bid) correctly
  • Review financial information (pricing) to ensure appropriate commercial offering, and approval
  • Develop and maintain communication channels across the business, at all levels, to successfully achieve the above
  • Develop and maintain a library of written responses and information to support production of bids and proposals (Bid Library), in conjunction with the Bid Team
  • Identify contract documents as part of bid processes and coordinate sending of same to external and internal contacts for advice
  • Review contract documents to identify areas of further investigation and inclusion within bid projects
  • Initiate and coordinate full commercial review of contract related documents as required
  • Undertake negotiation on contract clauses as required
  • Manage virtual bid project teams effectively
  • Help across the business in relation to contract and bid related queries received by telephone, email or face-to-face
  • Be responsible for quality of work and conduct activities in accordance with quality procedures
  • Maintain separation of allocated business area to ensure clear proof of adherence to anti-collusive policies, and maintain records for audit purposes
  • Maintain responsibility for allocated business areas as directed by the Bid Team Manager and/or Group Commercial Director, taking responsibility for overseeing all bid and commercial functions in respect of the allocated business unit/ area

 

Person Specification

  • Relevant experience within a bid role                                                                                
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a bid role                                                                  
  • Experience of writing, editing and producing written pieces of work                                       

 

Essential

  • At least 2 years’ experience in bid writing                                                                         
  • At least 2 years’ experience in bid production within the health/ social care and/or recruitment industry
  • Experience of reviewing and responding to both Public and Private sector bid/ tender requests                                                                                                        
  • APMP accreditation (at least Foundation level)                                                               

Skills / Training

  • Highest standards of written English comprehension and grammar
  • Excellent written communication and presentation abilities
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Competent in reviewing and interpreting complex documents
  • Strong ability to listen and translate key messages into a compelling written response
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office tools, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage own workload, and workloads of others
  • A dedicated, driven approach to winning business through accurate bids
  • Demonstrable ability to work within a diverse, cross-functional company

 

Salary

up to 60K per annum

Reference

10447

Full time - Perm

Bid Writer

City of London

Exciting opportunity within a well-respected architectural firm.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Bid Writer to join our client, an architectural firm, in the City of London. The purpose of the role is to improve the quality of the Bid Team’s written output to support the work-winning process.

The role would suit someone with experience looking for the next step in their career, wanting to work in an exciting and creative environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Bid Manager and Directors to lead on copy writing for the practice’s varying sector and regional bid submissions (from £100k to multi-billion £ projects).
  • Bid writing – creating new responses, developing existing and continuously refining written content as a whole, in a clear and concise manner, whilst incorporating win themes throughout.
  • Utilising the problem/solution/benefit model to respond to technical questions.
  • Supporting with client and win theme investigation.
  • Working towards bid programmes and strategies.
  • Integrating core values and tone of voice into written output.
  • Co-ordination of input from internal business experts and refining and proofreading to ensure consistency throughout the bid as a whole.
  • Developing a comprehensive understanding of the client’s history, projects and service offering.
  • Utilising document templates to create submission documents which comply with practice brand guidelines.
  • Production of presentations which echo win themes of the bid.
  • Identification of bid opportunities (OJEU).
  •  Updating online portals.
  • Inputting into the library of generic information.
  • Updating practice directories and associations, when required.
  • Assist in the wider marketing team activities, as required e.g. copy writing for marketing collateral, brochures, website, presentations, etc.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working in a fast-paced environment to strict deadlines.
  • Understanding how to effectively dissect and analyse client and bid requirements and develop response plans for technical questions.
  • Excellent organisational skills with an avid attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a confidence to co-ordinate with staff from varying levels of the business.
  •  Ability to use initiative and work unsupervised.
  • Graphical eye.
  • Keen interest in the architectural sector/built environment.

Qualifications/Experience Required:

  • +3 years bid writing experience in a high performing bid team.
  •  Good working knowledge and understanding of procurement processes.
  •  Construction sector experience.
  • Degree level educated.

Software applications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator), preferred but not essential.

Salary

30 - 40K per annum

Reference

10444

Full Time - Perm

Bid Manager

Office Based London or Essex

Our client, an award-winning UK catering & hospitality provider is offering this rare opportunity to join the creative minds of their team.

They are seeking an experienced Bid Manager to join their team who can play a strategic and proactive role and has experience of the bidding and business development environment as well as experience in the contract catering sector.

This person will be directly responsible for effective bid management, solution development, bespoke bid writing and control of the bidding processes. The successful candidate lead and manage all aspects of bids, from being the main point of contact, collating all relevant data, writing a competitive bid response, working with our graphic design and print partners, until the proposal reaches the client.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure all proposal and tender opportunities are tracked from opportunity, to delivery, through to post review feedback.
  • Carry out research for kick off meetings.
  • Ensure relevant information is captured from all stakeholders to facilitate the completion of the tender.
  • Write and produce Sales Documents, Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQs), Invitation to Tenders (ITTs) and Presentations in accordance with agreed deadlines.
  • Effectively communicating timetables and key messages throughout the tender process to all key stakeholders.
  • Participate in key review meetings / final document review / content sign off and document production meetings.
  • Genuine opportunity to be imaginative and creative to really make our bids stand out from the crowd.
  • Work closely with the operators to know what can be promised and can be delivered.
  • Work with our third party graphic designer and print agency to control and produce a high-quality bid response document.
  • Liaise with sales / marketing / ops teams to produce up-to-date case studies to use within all proposals.
  • Identify and re-work existing pre-written Bid Library content where relevant keeping it relevant and up-to-date.
  • Re-write / edit proposal responses from a variety of key stakeholders, including contributions from sales, marketing, ops, finance & legal teams.
  • Ensure governance is followed and all relevant approvals are obtained.
  • Ensuring compliance with tender return instructions and ensuring a complete return

Skills + Experience

  • A minimum of three years’ bid experience in a similar role.
  • Able to write, produce and edit bid content within a complex business environment.
  • Excellent writing skills (essential).
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to liaise with clients and stakeholders.
  • Experience of identifying, reviewing and evaluating each new business opportunity.
  • Up to date with food trends in London
  • Passionate about great food and service
  • Able to translate all of the above into the written word and ultimately an engaging and winning tender submission!
  • Highly organised.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with a “can-do” personality.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Committed to delivering excellent standards at all times.
  • Flexible and able to be responsive and react to change and prioritise accordingly.
  • Willing to work flexible and additional hours as necessary to fulfil the demands of the role.
  • You will ideally be a graduate with excellent financial, commercial and business development experience and will have worked in the contract catering market.
  • Must be a self-starter, highly organised, and able to work well with colleagues at all levels in the organisation.

Salary

40k + win bonus and benefits per annum

Reference

10441

Full time - permanent position.

Bid Writer

London

Are you looking for an exciting new Bid Writer opportunity in central London?

Our client is a rapidly growing management consultancy dedicated to improving health, care and public services. They work at the most senior levels with Chief Executives and Boards of organisations and systems to help them on their most critical issues.

The ideal candidates will have the skills and experience to support partners in the development of business. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly skilled Bid Writer to join their team . You will be responsible for producing compliant, compelling, competitive and successful PQQ and tender submissions to deadline.

Responsibilities
  • Pre-bid activity including research.
  • Bid process administration including EOI, clarifications, document assembly and submission
  • 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
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in bid authoring
  • Demonstrated ability to write technical and business copy
  • 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 / Framesworks
  • 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

Negotiable per annum

Reference

10434

Business Development Coordinator

London

Are you looking for an exciting new job opportunity in central London?

Our client is a rapidly growing management consultancy dedicated to improving health, care and public services. They work at the most senior levels with Chief Executives and Boards of organisations and systems to help them on their most critical issues.

The role of Resourcing and Bid Coordinator will support the proposal and bid management process from kick-off to submission and close down of bid. You will also support the process of resourcing consultants. The ideal candidate will be highly organised and an excellent written and verbal communicator. You should have excellent ICT skills, including excel.

Responsibilities
  • Implement the proposal management process and its inputs including CVs and Case Studies
  • Develop a systemised process for resourcing projects and bids, ensuring clear and timely communication to senior leadership team and staff
  • Lead capacity planning for all projects and proposals when looking at staff and associate availability
  • Assist with the internal end-to-end commercial processes within the business
  • Support the proposal and bid management process from kick-off to submission and close down of bid
  • Assist with costing proposals 
  • Ensure accurate timely submissions and capturing of crucial commercial information
  • Assist with the recording of all contract documentation
  • Issue associate contracts/schedules and approve associate invoices
  • Manage, maintain and track resourcing for bid development and project work. This includes calculating utilisation and issuing reports to senior leadership team and Board
  • Assist with securing access to commercial frameworks and assist on procurement processes. Seek, review and make Partners aware of business opportunities on open procurement and frameworks
  • Assist with reporting of bid outcomes including criteria matching
  • Help produce, develop and coordinate reports for the Business Development Committee
  • Support business development opportunities with clients and partner organisations
  • Develop a process for approving annual leave taking into consideration the business need and capacity planning
  • Assist with writing proposals, proof-reading and ensure the agreed branding and formatting is applied and compliant with relevant submission guidance
  • Effectively communicate resourcing decisions to staff following resourcing meetings
  • Effectively communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including Senior Partners
  • Maintain excellent relationships with associates and provide regular updates on availability to resourcing committee
Competency
  • Strong organisation and communication skills
  • Experience in business development role within procurement or contracting would be advantageous
  • Numerate and strong ICT skills with an eye for detail working to a high level of accuracy
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines and changing priorities with senior members of the organisation
  • Strong skills in writing (Word and PowerPoint), quantitative analysis (Excel) and problem solving
  • Well organised, reliable, determined, driven and enthusiastic
  • Good communication skills

Salary

30k – 45k per annum

Reference

10416

Call for Security Cleared interim bid professionals.

UK, Europe, and global locations

Wide range of opportunities for bid professionals with security clearance.

We are keen to significantly expand our highly valued pool of security cleared bid writers and bid managers.  If you have achieved SC clearance and have some in depth defence/aviation/security bid writing and/or bid management expertise we will be pleased to hear from you. Please contact us on recruitment@bidperfect.co.uk

Salary

Excellent day rates per annum

Reference

LEE/SC/1

Long/short-term contracts available

Bid Writer

London

Are you looking for an exciting new Bid Writer opportunity in central London? 

Our client is a rapidly growing management consultancy dedicated to improving health, care and public services. They work at the most senior levels with Chief Executives and Boards of organisations and systems to help them on their most critical issues. 

The ideal candidates will have the skills and experience to support partners in the development of business. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly skilled Bid Writer to join their team . You will be responsible for producing compliant, compelling, competitive and successful PQQ and tender submissions to deadline.

Responsibilities
  • Pre-bid activity including research. 
  • Bid process administration including EOI, clarifications, document assembly and submission
  • 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
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in bid authoring
  • Demonstrated ability to write technical and business copy 
  • 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 / Framesworks
  • 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

Negotiable per annum

Reference

10434

Client Development and Bid Manager

Office Based Central London

Are you looking for an exciting new job opportunity in central London?

Our client is a rapidly growing management consultancy dedicated to improving health, care and public services. They work at the most senior levels with Chief Executives and Boards of organisations and systems to help them on their most critical issues. 

The role of Client Development and Bid Manager is critical to ensuring effective business processes. The ideal candidates will have the skills and experience to support partners in the development of business; primarily focusing on proposals, business development discussions, submission and follow through to contracting. 

The client is looking for an ambitious, commercially minded, innovative thinker, a  self starting individual who will seize the opportunity to help shape the business. In return they are offering a competitive salary along with a generous bonus package and benefits alongside real opportunity for career development.

Requirements and expectations:
Client Development
  • Own and continuously improve the internal end-to-end commercial processes within the business (from opportunity, proposal, contract, mobilisation to close down)
  • Develop and maintain tools and reports including business forecasting to support weekly Partner meetings 
  • Secure access to commercial frameworks and act as an expert on procurement processes
  • Capture business development opportunities and actions 
  • Seek, review and make Partners aware of business opportunities on open procurement and frameworks across various online portals 
  • Act as first point of contact for new business enquires from clients
Proposal and Bid Management
  • Lead the proposal and bid management process from kick-off to submission
  • Write proposals, proof-read and ensure the agreed branding and formatting is applied 
  • Cost proposals by applying relevant rate card and ensure consistent application by Partners and Principals 
  • Ensure accurate timely submissions and sense-check and ensure accuracy of crucial commercial information
  • Implement, develop and improve the proposal management process and its inputs including CVs and Case Studies
  • Train all staff on appropriate commercial processes at induction 
Contract Management
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with partner organisations and associates 
  • Apply and improve the contract terms and conditions for clients and partner organisations to meet the needs of the business as it grows 
  • Record all contract documentation 
  • Support the mobilisation of contracts ensuring contract visibility and awareness to the team 
  • Set invoice schedules for client work and work with the finance team to monitor and report profitability 
  • Monitor contract delivery and approve invoices for associates and partner firms 
  • Research, develop and implement project management tools to monitor profitability of contracts, capacity and utilisation to provide accurate reporting to Partners 
Person Specification
  • Well organised, reliable, determined, driven and enthusiastic
  • People orientated and able to build strong relationships 
  • Able to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Demonstrate skills in writing (Word and Powerpoint), quantitative analysis (Excel) and problem solving 

Salary

negotiable p.a. + benefits & bonus per annum

Reference

10316

Please include a cover letter detailing your suitability for this role with your application.

Interim Contract Opportunities

UK, Europe and global locations

Regular interim work always available.

Every month our clients approach us for interim bid support. We are required to maintain a constant supply of bid writers, coordinators, managers, directors, consultants, and graphic and media specialists. If you are interested in adding your name to our interim talent pool, please submit your CV to our recruitment division. We will carefully consider every CV sent to us, whether it is from a long-standing freelancer or a bid professional seeking a short-term contract to fill in time until a suitable permanent position is found.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Salary

Neg. day rates + expenses. per annum

Reference

LCJ/INT

Long and short-term contracts available

Senior Bid Writer

Birmingham

An exceptional opportunity in a major law firm.

Our client is a leading law firm whose own clients are a range well known businesses and private individuals. They have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Bid Writer to join their growing team in their Birmingham office.

They deliver specialist legal services, with particular expertise in energy, education, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing. 

In return they are offering a competitive salary and benefits.

Responsibilities and role:

We are looking for a Senior Bid Writer to work closely with the Proposals Manager and team to implement good bid practice; coordinate and project manage proposals, including RFPs/ITTs, pitches, tenders and final stage presentations to support the firm’s ambitious growth plans.

A strong attention to detail, robust approach and exceptional stakeholder management are necessary to ensure the timely production of high quality documents or presentations.

Your key duties will be:

  • working with the Proposals Manager and wider Clients & Markets team to support partners with bid activity
  • researching best practice across other professional services firms, and work with the Proposals Manager to critically review the approach to pitching, and develop and implement improvements in process and approach
  • taking responsibility for project managing bids, or elements of bids.  This includes: facilitating and coordinating meetings, contributing to the strategy and messaging, rewriting contributor responses and reviewing content
  • overseeing the maintenance of the bid library, and adding to it after each pitch to improve the knowledge base
  • ensuring all proposal and tender opportunities are tracked from opportunity, to delivery, through to post review feedback
  • doing conversion analysis, including the production of a detailed outcomes analysis and yearly trends insight on a practice as well as work stream basis
  • proactively managing de-briefs following tender submissions regardless of whether successful or not, and ensuring feedback is shared with the pitch teams and Client & Markets team
  • helping to turn tender submission feedback into action plans to continuously improve performance and, where feasible, conduct debrief interviews
  • reviewing bid templates, structures and content on an on-going basis, to ensure consistency and best practice
  • working with the wider Clients & Markets team on projects where bid history can contribute e.g. legal directories

Skills and experience you will have:

  • a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role, with ideally 12 months in professional services
  • proven previous bid writing ability
  • confident project-management skills
  • experience of evaluating merits / demerits of each new business opportunity
  • a proven track record of influencing others
  • excellent interpersonal skills

Key competencies you will need:

  • self-motivation and energy with  a “can-do” personality to make things happen
  • to be confident, dynamic and inspiring, with an outgoing personality   
  • to be enthusiastic and proactive, with an optimistic approach
  • a very strong attention to detail
  • to be committed to delivering excellent levels of service to internal and external clients at all times
  • to be flexible, with the ability to react to change and prioritise accordingly
  • the willingness to work flexible hours, and additional hours as necessary to fulfil the role

Additional information

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. These checks will involve providing proof of ability to work in the UK, providing proof of identity, proof of qualifications claimed in your CV, a bid writing test prior to interview, provision of two professional referee contacts.

Salary

35 - £50K (DOE) per annum

Reference

10426

Full time - permanent

Bid Manager

Major name firm - Central London

Fast paced and professional blue-chip environment.

An exceptional chance to join our well known client as a Bid Manager in their workplace services department.

This role will provide bid management support as part of the central sales, bids and marketing team, assisting with project activity relating to complex bid projects. The role will require strong project, time management and organisational skills and a disciplined and structured approach to work planning and task prioritisation

The ideal candidate will have experience with recruitment, professional services or outsourcing and excellent communication skills. It would also suit someone looking to take the next step in their bid career.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Regularly monitoring portals and inboxes to capture and respond to new tenders, leads and opportunities
  • Logging all opportunities, ensuring they are flagged to the relevant sales managers, and followed up in a timely manner
  • Responsible for ensuring all declarations and mandatory requirements are completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ensuring commercial documents are escalated and reviewed
  • Collating and contributing to clarification questions
  • Driving subject matter expert input
  • Writing “right first time” content and responses
  • Escalating new technology proposals for approval
  • Producing content for internal governance approval
  • Coordinating and processing clarification questions
  • Coordinating team lessons learned post-submission and applying them to each subsequent bid opportunity
  • Portal administration, response uploads and submissions
  • Producing compelling visual content for sales presentations
  • Providing absence cover for the bid coordinator, bid writers and the head of bids

Person Specification:

      Qualifications

  • Ideally degree educated (or equivalent)

Experience/Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to write compelling and winning content which clearly articulates a sales solution
  • Experience of writing for public and private sector audiences would be highly advantageous
  • An understanding of financial modelling for bids of varying sizes
  • Demonstrable understanding of bid outputs and delivering multiple opportunities at any one time
  • Exceptional project management skills, with great attention to detail
  • Demonstrable experience of prioritising workloads and working to deadlines
  • Understanding of project risk
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • MS Office skills (advanced Word, Visio and PowerPoint, intermediate Excel)
  • Experience of graphic design software would be advantageous
  • Demonstrable experience within recruitment, professional services or outsourcing
  • Ability to work calmly and efficiently in a fast-paced sales environment
  • A positive can-do attitude, willing to go above and beyond

 

Salary

45K per annum

Reference

10425

Bid Manager - Central London - Full time/Permanent

Bid Writer

London

A great opening for a professional Bid Writer in a major services organisation.

This is an opportunity to join our well known client as a professional Bid Writer in their workplace services department.

The successful candidate will be responsible for writing winning tender responses and marketing collateral through producing compelling content and building a library of responses and case studies.

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with key opportunity leads as relevant, including the bids and solutions manager, sales, bids and marketing director, account directors, solutions leads and subject matter experts to establish key messages and win themes for each bid
  • Produce winning tenders by writing compelling responses to client questions/requirements
  • Source and design images to illustrate written content
  • Convey critical information, including commercial/pricing terms, in a clear and consistent manner
  • Undertake research in order to develop an understanding of individual clients/sectors and bring bid/tender responses and marketing collateral to life
  • Arrange for review and approval written content prior to submission in line with business governance requirements
  • Support pitch teams in developing presentation slide decks
  • Research and write thought leadership white papers and topical industry blogs
  • Support the bids and solutions manager in co-ordinating and managing the bid process effectively, ensuring all tenders are submitted in a timely and organised manner
  • Participate in ‘lessons learnt’ sessions following completion of bid/sales cycle, and offer ideas for improvement

 

Person specification

Essential

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills and able to manage and control large volumes of content
  • Degree educated (any discipline with an emphasis on accurate technical and/or creative writing) or from a journalistic/professional writing background
  • Great attention to detail
  • Demonstrable experience of prioritising workloads and working to deadlines
  • Ability to engage at all levels
  • MS Office skills (advanced Word and PowerPoint, intermediate Excel)
  • Ability to work calmly and efficiently in a fast paced sales environment.

Desirable

  • Experience of recruitment, professional services or outsourcing
  • An understanding of the sales cycle and working in a sales environment
  • Experience of writing informal blogs and/or articles
  • Experience of MS Visio and InDesign will be an advantage
  • Experience of Salesforce CRM.

Salary

£30-40K neg. per annum

Reference

10423

Full time/Permanent

Bid Writer/Co-ordinator with InDesign

Office based Farnborough

Our client, a leading construction company, has an exciting opportunity to join their growing team. 

The ideal candidate will be experienced in writing compelling and winning bid submissions and have adobe suite skills, including InDesign. You will an ambitious self starter who can take initiative and work to tight deadlines.

In return you will receive excellent career growth opportunities along with a generous salary and benefits package.

Key Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the bid process and provide quality support to the Bid Team Leader. 
  • Actively work to enhance the quality of bids. 
  • Effectively coordinate and lead bid team contributors input. 
  • Provide creative ideas and initiatives into bids. 
  • Assess technical bid requirements and assist the bid leader to shape the proposals. 
  • Completion of high quality and accurate PQQs. 
  • Manage and produce accurate, well presented bid documentation for tenders. 
  • Input into clear effective client presentations. 
Proven Experience of:
  • Coordinating the bid process. 
  • Using Microsoft suite of Office programmes; including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. 
  • Using Adobe InDesign. 
  • Using Adobe Photoshop. 
  • Coordinating the bid team.
  • Reviewing bid enquiries. 
  • Writing effective bid submissions. 
  • Meeting and working with SMEs
  • Active involvement in client meetings
Essential Skills
  • Excellent demonstrable standard of written and spoken English. 
  • Excellent standard of resource planning. 
     

Salary

Excellent salary and generous benefits package + car allowance per annum

Reference

10417

Full-time Permanent

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 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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