Bid Writer - Proposal Professional
Would you like to have the opportunity to work on various high value bids and proposals? We currently have a vacancy for a Bid Writer - Proposal Professional at our site in Portsmouth.
As a Bid Writer - Proposal Professional, you will be responsible for providing the bid writing capabilities, in support of winning campaigns. In addition, you will also act as Proposal Professional for smaller/less complex captures.
This role will provide you with the chance to develop customer focussed compelling proposals, in support of the bid team through compiling, writing and editing detailed descriptions of the technical offering. You will also be able to support the storyboard sessions with the Proposal Manager and SMEs to illicit information and plan responses.
Your main responsibilities as a Bid Writer - Proposal Professional will involve:
Leading the effort in drafting documents for proposal production steps: capture planning, storyboarding, book planning, pink team, drafting, red team review and proof-reading
Assisting the Proposal Manager in developing a proposal structure that is customer focused and meets the RFP requirements
Working with the bid teams to understand the areas of the proposal that will need writing support; undertaking the writing activity for some sections, whilst advising or editing other sections
Delivering completed written proposal responses to the Proposal Manager against agreed RFP deadlines, escalating issues as required
Re-writing / editing proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, marketing, technical / product teams, finance, commercial, legal and delivery
Identifying, capturing and interpreting verbal information from Subject Matter Experts and turn into synthesised proposal copy
Your skills and qualifications as a Bid Writer - Proposal Professional:
Comprehensive knowledge of bid/proposal techniques and best practice
Proven experience in producing and editing written content, within a complex technical business environment where time, quality, cost and commercial sensitivity are driving factors
Experience of drafting documents for proposal production steps: capture planning, storyboarding, book planning, and proof-reading
Experience of managing the tender documentation and having to ensure quality of text and formatting consistently through reviews, final proofs, content sign off and document production
What we're looking for in you:
You will have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate competently with colleagues and superiors throughout the business.
You will have an understanding of working within potentially high stress environments and be able to manage and adapt, as required.
Location: Broad Oak, Portsmouth
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and a revenue of £650 million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.
From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.
With our international programmes and core support to UK MoD Maritime, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure vessels, Offshore Patrol vessels, Historic ships and more. And with our development and support of complex equipment ranging from a Spearfish Torpedo to an Artisan Radar, the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the UK Royal Navy for decades to come.
Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.
BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.
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