Bid Writer and Proposal Professional

Portsmouth

Maritime Services

Business development and sales

Experienced professionals

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Job Description

Job Title: Bid Writer and Proposal Professional

Location: Portsmouth Broad Oak, we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this role

Salary: £35,000 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • The role will be responsible for providing a bid writing capability in support of winning campaigns. In addition the role will also act as Proposal Professional for smaller and/or less complex bids
  • Delivers completed customer focused written proposal responses against agreed deadlines – compiling, writing and editing detailed descriptions of the technical offering
  • Re-writes / edits proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from Business Development, technical / product teams, finance, commercial, legal and project delivery
  • Coaches capture teams and subject matter experts in best practice writing techniques
  • Shaping compelling statements from data sourced within BAE Systems or drafted by SMEs
  • Supporting storyboard sessions with the Proposal Manager and SMEs to illicit information and plan responses
  • Participating in drafting documents for proposal production steps: capture planning, storyboarding, book planning, pink team, red team review and proof-reading
  • Managing the tender documentation to ensure quality of text and formatting consistently through reviews, final proofs, content sign off and document production

Your skills and experiences:

  • Qualified to Degree standard (not essential) or equivalent
  • Has practical and relevant work experience
  • Good project management skills, ideally within the context of proposal management or business winning
  • Proven excellent writing experience for PQQs, RFIs, ITT/ITN/RFP/RFQ or Frameworks

Benefits:

You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The team:

The role sits in the Maritime and Land BD Operations team that resides in Maritime Services but provides business winning support across the Maritime and Land sector providing a variety of campaigns and bids to support.

The BD Operations team has a number of bid management, proposal management and proposal coordination roles that this role will sit alongside.

This role also provides the opportunity to take ownership of small proposals/customer responses from start to finish in addition to the bid writing capability where appropriate.   

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 2nd May 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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  • Diversity, equity and inclusion

    We want everyone here to feel valued and empowered to thrive. Who you are should never define what you can do. We believe when you bring together different people and different perspectives it inspires creativity and drives innovation. It helps us fulfil our purpose and it’s integral to our culture. Everyone is heard and respected here.
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  • Learning and development

    If you’re curious, hungry for more responsibility, and prepared to step out of your comfort zone, there are endless opportunities to grow with us. At every stage of your career our first-class training, coaching and development programmes, role models and mentors will help you embrace your potential and take the next step.
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  • Reward and benefits

    Great work deserves benefits that go beyond your salary. Whether it’s health, wellbeing, or financial security for you and your family – our flexible benefits help you focus on what’s important to you.
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  • Making an impact

    Together we embrace every opportunity to have a positive impact. On the world around us, our communities, and each other.
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