Bid Writer

27 November 20222022-11-27
Horley, Surrey
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Job Title:

Bid Writer

Reports to:

Chief Commercial Officer

Salary

£40-50k

Direct Reports:

None

Location:

Horley/Hybrid

Permanent/FTC

Permanent

Who we are

Our client is a fast-growing technology-based business and has built a market leading position in the

provision of energy data and services with a proven track record for constant innovation. They are a passionate, and friendly team who thrive on solving problems and with data integrity at the heart of everything we do.

The role

The purpose of the Bid Writer is to:

  • Drive, lead and own the production of best-in-class bids and proposals for the business.
  • Understand bid timelines and develop bid plans and teams to meet the relevant milestones on time and steer the team to successful completion.
  • Develop proposal templates and responses for complex RFPs to increase the efficiency and consistency of the companies submissions and positioning as the UK’s energy champion.
  • Be the main point of contact internally and externally for all questions regarding the status of RFI/RFPs including clarifications from the customer.

Key responsibilities & accountabilities

Business Development and Strategy:

  • Understand the structure of RFPs and their scoring criteria to maximise  score and probability of success for each submission.
  • Continuously evolve and raise the standard and quality of bids to increase bid win ratio.
  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders and subject matter experts across the Group that will help form market leading responses to RFI/RFPs.
  • Develop a suite of bid reporting and work with internal stakeholders to enhance Stark’s future positioning through win/loss/market/competitor insights.
  • Develop a knowledge bank of bid material, evidence and responses to facilitate strategic development of quality and timely responses.

 

Process and Working Practice:

  • Develop strong relationships with all divisions.
  • Adhere to all policies, procedures and working practices.
  • Ensure the health and safety of yourself and others who may be affected by what you do; use work equipment provided safely and co-operate with managers to provide safe systems of work.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required.

What you’ll bring

Competencies:

  • Solid experience in tender proposal planning, writing, review and delivery.
  • A track record of winning proposals within highly competitive markets.
  • Strong corporate strategic and technical writing experience.
  • Ability to develop a close working relationship with key company stakeholders.

 

 

 

 

  • Ability to gather and co-ordinate data from subject matter experts.
  • Ability to work autonomously under pressure to meet short deadlines.
  • Drafting and writing bid submission responses using persuasive and positive language.
  • High level of personal organisation and time management, ability to work flexibly.
  • Strategic thinker who can apply a range of analytical techniques to prioritise activities.

Behaviours:

  • Prioritise work well.
  • Consistently professional, confident and calm even in challenging situations.
  • Demonstrate a customer focused approach; and an expectation of others to do likewise.
  • Supportive and helpful team player with a flexible and positive attitude.
  • Proactively share knowledge, skills and experience with others to increase team performance.
  • Inspires team to reach higher.
  • Deliver a high volume of quality work on time.
  • Strive to get things right first time.
  • Strive to meet objectives and improve performance.
  • Promotes a winning culture and shares a vision of team success.
  • Highly organised with good attention to detail.
  • Work effectively and responsibly without close supervision.
  • Reflect and evaluate own performance in order to identify areas for improvement; maintain a learning and development plan.

 

 

Communication & Interpersonal Skills:

  • Brilliant communicator who is familiar with liaising and selling to senior executives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Good interpersonal and rapport-building abilities.
  • Good listener; can understand the needs of customers and colleagues.

 

Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Very strong problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook and confident and accurate use of departmental computer systems/databases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ability to gather and co-ordinate data from subject matter experts.Ability to work autonomously under pressure to meet short deadlines.Drafting and writing bid submission responses using persuasive and positive language.High level of personal organisation and time management, ability to work flexibly.Strategic thinker who can apply a range of analytical techniques to prioritise activities.Behaviours:Prioritise work well.Consistently professional, confident and calm even in challenging situations.Demonstrate a customer focused approach; and an expectation of others to do likewise.Supportive and helpful team player with a flexible and positive attitude.Proactively share knowledge, skills and experience with others to increase teamperformance.Inspires team to reach higher.Deliver a high volume of quality work on time.Strive to get things right first time.Strive to meet objectives and improve performance.Promotes a winning culture and shares a vision of team success.Highly organised with good attention to detail.Work effectively and responsibly without close supervision.Reflect and evaluate own performance in order to identify areas for improvement;maintain a learning and development plan.Communication & Interpersonal Skills:Brilliant communicator who is familiar with liaising and selling to senior executives.Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills.Good interpersonal and rapport-building abilities.Good listener; can understand the needs of customers and colleagues.Technical Skills & Knowledge:Very strong problem-solving and analytical abilities.Strong administrative and organisational skills.Strong knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook and confident and accurateuse of departmental computer systems/databases
Ability to gather and co-ordinate data from subject matter experts.Ability to work autonomously under pressure to meet short deadlines.Drafting and writing bid submission responses using persuasive and positive language.High level of personal organisation and time management, ability to work flexibly.Strategic thinker who can apply a range of analytical techniques to prioritise activities.Behaviours:Prioritise work well.Consistently professional, confident and calm even in challenging situations.Demonstrate a customer focused approach; and an expectation of others to do likewise.Supportive and helpful team player with a flexible and positive attitude.Proactively share knowledge, skills and experience with others to increase teamperformance.Inspires team to reach higher.Deliver a high volume of quality work on time.Strive to get things right first time.Strive to meet objectives and improve performance.Promotes a winning culture and shares a vision of team success.Highly organised with good attention to detail.Work effectively and responsibly without close supervision.Reflect and evaluate own performance in order to identify areas for improvement;maintain a learning and development plan.Communication & Interpersonal Skills:Brilliant communicator who is familiar with liaising and selling to senior executives.Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills.Good interpersonal and rapport-building abilities.Good listener; can understand the needs of customers and colleagues.Technical Skills & Knowledge:Very strong problem-solving and analytical abilities.Strong administrative and organisational skills.Strong knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook and confident and accurateuse of departmental computer systems/databases