Bid Writer (Proposals Specialist)

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£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£40000 - £50000
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Sodexo Energy & Resources is recruiting a Bid Writer to work alongside the Onshore Energy Business Development Director, providing high-quality bid writing and bid coordinaton. Some limited business development activity may be involved.

The successful candidate will be a skilled and experienced bid writer and will have a network to support business development activity. The ability to effectively manage time and priorities will be critical to the success of the successful candidate.

This role may be based anywhere in the U.K., however some travel and overnight stays will be involved
Package description£40,000 - £50,000 + 10% performance bonus + benefits
Main responsibilitiesTime management

When required, managing multiple bid processes in parallel
Obtaining relevant information from subject matter experts in a timely manner leaving time for formatting, proofreading and approval process.
Anticipating on validation processes and approvals

Articulate Sodexo solutions to the business: “what do we bring to the market that others don’t”

Understanding the client’s priorities and writing content which responds well to those needs while promoting Sodexo offers and expertise

Work collaboratively

Actively engage with Sodexo Energy & Resources sales peers around the world to leverage collective performance
With operations, service operations and transversal functions to sell and implement competitive solutions within the segment
Work with marketing and strategy to adopt offer portfolio

Sales processes and behaviors

Operate in a fast-paced environment with a results-oriented approach
Disciplined with CRM tools and sales process implementation
Communication to a high standard - both verbally and in writing and display excellent presentation skills
Respond to RFP’s with rigour and a commitment to managing the end to end process for a win
Proficient with numbers and able to leverage internal resources to build winning deals
Commitment to Sodexo’s values and policies

Ideal candidate
Experience in working to align sales strategies and solutions
Excellent writing skills and must have of experience of writing bids responses
Commercially aware with solid business development and financial management skills
3 years of relevant professional experience in new business development, including management of sales & tender process is desirable
Relevant and proven business development experience with a range of large, complex and international clients, possibly within energy markets or further international large accounts
Strong negotiation, influencing and leadership skills
Excellent project management skills
Very good Microsoft Office skills (PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
Willingness to travel within the region and overseas (estimated 30% time)

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 37,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Ryan Candy

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