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Business Developer / Bid Writer

Posted 01/11/2021
£50,000 per annum
London
Full time


A leading national name in the provision of Security Services including Manned Guarding, Patrol + responses + Systems are seeking an experienced Business Developer to develop opportunities selling into the corporate, leisure, commercial private and public sectors 

Due to growth and a multitude of sales opportunities they are seeking an experienced Bid Writer to help manage and co-ordinate all aspects of the bid process ensuring that high quality, competitive proposals are delivered. 

You need industry knowledge in service sector -more important is the ability to manage the bid process whilst writing compelling content. This is a company that are heavily investing in its bids and tenders function and are developing a team that are delivering state of the art bid solutions in a fun and driven environment. 

What are we offering? 

  • Salary up to £50K plus with realistic OTE £80K Year 1 and then up to you 
  • Company Car or Allowance 
  • Proper Pension” + Health benefits 
  • An opportunity to be master of your destiny- with input on bid strategy and development 
  • Major player with strong client base to leverage opportunities from 
  • A true meritocracy where you have the autonomy to manage your own workload and develop into a Head of Bid role. 
  • Existing and interesting client base (for testimonials and reference points)
  • Attractive commission on your own lead business sale and great career prospects 
  • A true meritocracy where you have the autonomy to manage your own workload 

What are we asking for? 

The ideal candidate for this position will contribute by bringing tender structure and organisation and will enjoy working alongside a friendly and supportive team of professionals. They will gain satisfaction from writing in a clear, creative, and articulate manner and will promote co-operation within the team. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and accurate in their approach to work, paying great attention to detail. 

You will have previous experience of managing tenders from cradle to the deal along with strong communication skills- this role could involve client meetings and site visits. 

Any Adobe knowledge will be advantageous but more important is the ability to write creative and compelling content and the drive to help develop the company’s bid function. In interview you will demonstrate sound commercial analytical skills and any demonstrated cost modelling experience would be advantageous.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure the effective delivery of all bids  
  • Attend key customer meetings and industry events 
  • Preparing and reviewing all commercial aspects of the bids 
  • Form relationships with customers to develop a clear understanding of their requirements 
  • Oversee and lead the preparation, coordination, and delivery of presentations to customers as required, to successfully secure orders 
  • Pre-bid research + capture planning + manage production of pre-qualification documentation. 
  • Ensure consistency of approach across multi-function team 
  • Project manage the day to day bid effort, including governance, solution development and bid production, ensuring adherence to customer schedule and target costs. 
  • Manage bid approvals in line with Group's corporate governance policies 
  • Challenge the status-quo on our bid approaches to consistently deliver better savings and efficiencies than our competitors. 
  • Run debriefs following to discuss learning points and implement agreed actions. 

 Key Search Terms:

Bid Tender Management Proposals RFI PQQ Management 

Security Manned Guarding Sales Business Development Tender Management Facilities Mobile Response, Outsourced Services, Reception, Concierge services.

To be  considered for this role, please apply today.



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