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Bid Writer
Sharp Business Systems UK PLC
Stockley Park Office (Heathrow)
Permanent / Full Time

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Bid Writer
Role Overview:
The Bid Writer will work closely with the Bid Manager to create bespoke responses to tenders, leading on allocated bid projects and managing the end to end bid process.
In addition to 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), Sharp offer a range of benefits including cycle to work, discounted gym membership and child care vouchers. We also offer a Flexible Benefits scheme to all our colleagues (this includes high street & cinema discounts, gadget scheme, Critical Illness & Dental Insurance, holiday trading & much more).
Creating bespoke responses to Tenders
Producing bid responses, reviewing editing and tailoring previously written content as necessary
Leading the bid process for the customer and the Sales Team
Managing the entire workstream from beginning to end
Effectively project managing the creation and completion of bids within defined timescales
Qualifying bid opportunities, providing an initial analysis/proposal to the sales team
Accuracy in completing bid documents in line with customer requirements and company standards
Providing presales support such as responding to RFIs and PQQs
Liaising with cross functional departments to ensure knowledge base is up to date and accurate
Attending and organising regular internal stakeholder meetings  
Collaborating with Marketing, Service Delivery, Product Management, Sales
Building/maintaining strong relationships with other team members and departments
Experience, Skills Required skills and experience:
Prior experience as a Bid Writer in the technology sector
Demonstrable ability to write effective, concise and compelling content whilst under pressure to meet customer deadlines.
Experience working of within virtual team to obtain accurate, high quality information from stakeholders in order to complete bid responses.
Experience in working within a Bid team or commercial operation function
MPS Background or knowledge in print and document industry is desirable but not essential
Strong on Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc
APMP certification or APMP bid process experience is desirable
High attention to detail with an excellent editing and proofing ability
Excellent literacy skills, with an extensive vocabulary
Excellent communicator
Deadline driven, able to work on multiple responses
Effective time management skills
Thrive in a busy environment
Be comfortable with rapid change
Outgoing, creative and open minded
Ability to multitask and prioritise workload
Approachable and willing to assist others
Ability to build, maintain and sustain working relationships, with internal and external stakeholders
About Sharp Business Systems
Sharp Business Systems provide innovative print, software, managed solutions and IT services. Today we are a leading manufacturer of digital information technologies working in partnership with our customers to deliver innovative applications within their chosen sector. We not only strive to continually evolve, we are also committed to contributing to the culture and the well-being of people all over the world with our unique technologies.
By providing excellent pre-sales advice and supplying innovative, state-of-the-art solutions, which we support with outstanding service, we deliver very high-levels of customer satisfaction. We have thousands of customers who have been with us for many years and are happy to turn to us time and time again for new products, solutions and services; our relationships are testament to the quality of the customer service we provide.
As part of the globally recognised and trusted Sharp Corporation, we are at the forefront of technical innovation ensuring that we can fulfil all printing and copying requirements.
Our current portfolio of hardware products ranges from space-saving MFPs through to exceptionally versatile high-speed production print systems.  We also supply a wide range of software solutions, which combines with our premium level service support to offer our customers a powerful Managed Print Service (MPS). Our IT Services support organisations of all sizes in building and maintaining a reliable and resilient IT infrastructure.
Our success and longevity in an ever changing industry is entirely due to the application of a time-honoured ethos, delivered consistently by longstanding, experienced staff justifiably proud of the high levels of account management and after sales service that we provide.
How to Apply:
To apply now, click on “Apply Online”. All candidate applications are reviewed in accordance with the criteria outlined for the job role.


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