Senior Bid Writer - Expiring soon!

Posted 02/05/2024 by Ventro Group

PL6, Bickleigh, Devon

As a Senior Bid Writer at Ventro Ltd, you will play a crucial role in securing new business and retaining existing maintenance contracts. Working closely with key stakeholders, you will complete supplier questionnaires, write compelling written responses, and ensure the accurate and timely delivery of bids to strict deadlines. Acting as a leader you will manage and coordinate the bid team’s activity.

Location: Full time role based out of Ventro Head Office in Plymouth, Devon. 

Key Skills / Responsibilities: 

  • Work alongside all key stakeholders to successfully secure new business and retain existing maintenance contracts through re tenders and renewals 

  • Independently source relevant tender opportunities including monitoring OJEU regulated portals 

  • Responsible for generating and presenting all Bid / No Bid overviews for review by the Senior Leadership Team 

  • Complete all Approved Supplier Questionnaires (ASQs) and Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) as required. 

  • Lead the completion all Invitation to Tender (ITT) and Request for Proposal (RFPs) as required, through the coordination of the team. 

  • Write work-winning quality and technical written responses. 

  • Apply Company Pricing Policies or create bespoke pricing matrices as required for bid responses 

  • Coordinate Input from other teams in order to complete the bid, e.g. Estimating (where required), Operations, Sales. 

  • Responsible for the final preparation and delivery of bids to strict deadlines through print, email or portal submission. 

  • Attend site visits, external interviews and presentations as required. 

  • Gather debrief information on bid performance post-contract award / loss and analyse with team members and management to find ways to improve bids in future and discover potential opportunities. 

  • Pre-Contract Briefing to Operations team and handover to Sales Consultant for account management. 

  • Identify key messages and differentiators for proposals, to inform and implement lessons learned, including maintaining and continuously developing a 'Bid Library' of key information and knowledge to assist future bids. 

  • Disseminate bid best practice on an industry and regional level to the Company. 

  • Regularly provide detailed reporting on activity to your line manager. 

  • Support in the continuous development of the Bid Department, generating more efficient ways of working and increasing the success rate of the Department. 

  • Perform all of the above responsibilities accurately, within prescribed timescales and deadlines. 

The successful candidate must: 

  • Previous experience of Bid Writing 

  • Ideally from a fire safety background 

  • Fast Learner. 

  • Commercial, tender, business development, sales or marketing background. 

  • Experience in people and team management and ability to lead others. 

  • Strong writing and administration skills. 

  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office 365 suite. 

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