Proposal Writing Lead

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Job Description

Job title: Proposal Writing Lead

Location: Christchurch, Guilford or Yeovil. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Circa £55,000 – £60,000 Depending on Skills and Experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leads all aspects of the planning and execution of the overall Proposal development effort throughout the lifecycle including RFIs, PQQs and main bid responses ITT/ITN/RFP/RFQs
  • Leads the Proposal Team through all Proposal aspects of Capture activities, including, budget administration, resource and facilities estimation and development and execution of the Bid/Proposal Management Plan
  • Defines, tailor and implement a suitable Proposal process in coordination with the Capture Leader, helping to select reviewers and organise key Proposal reviews to assure Proposal quality and compliance
  • Manages the business approval process, any security and export approvals and the final editing, production, and Proposal delivery arrangements
  • Directs writing/ editing/ rewriting efforts as needed to maintain schedule and ensure that all proposals are tracked and kept to agreed deadlines and quality standards
  • Supports the development and co-ordination of support documentation such as elevator briefs, orals presentations on behalf of the Capture teams
  • Supports and promotes Business Development tools e.g. Business Winning Toolkit, Capture Plan Templates, Bid Content Library
  • Works closely with Creative Services to identify graphics requirements, ensuring the graphic tells the appropriate story to support messaging and maximise impact and understanding
  • Manages any re-submission or clarification activities through to contract award (LCM Phase 2B)

Your skills and experiences:

Essential:

  • Proposal Writing qualification (APMP CF or APMP CP) or a Degree in a relevant field
  • Able to lead specific proposals in support of the largest most complex proposals and more specifically those that redefine the shape of the business rather than “typical” business
  • Experience of understanding complex customer requirements. Translating into appropriate solutions and delivering within budget/timescales
  • Experience of operating within a customer environment
  • Significant proposal management experience – likely with a specialist focus

Desirable:

  • Background in MOD / Defence bid writing

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 Digital Intelligence team: 

The Digital Intelligence team generate software for high fidelity crew/operator compartments where high levels of training immersion are required, applying them in the fields of aircraft and submarine maintenance training. Customers increasingly demand information and technology solutions delivering advantage, communications, planning, operations, and cyber protection. C5ISR within Digital Intelligence is where we design and build cutting edge IT solutions for incorporation into products and services.

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: 28th 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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