Senior Bid Writer

Recruiter
Bid Perfect
Location
Dudley
Posted
10 Oct 2018
Closes
08 Nov 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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
The 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

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