Bid Manager

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Job:  Bid Manager
Location: Scotland - Glasgow
Industry:  Rail
Currently seeking a Bid Manager to join a main contractor based in the Heart of Scotland.  Rail experience is essential.
Key Accountabilities:
•             Enable bid teams to deliver high-quality draft responses through professional writing and editing support
•             Analyse and understand PQQs and tenders quality scoring criteria and client requirements as well as the preferences of the target audience
•             Facilitate win themes, storyboarding, answer planning and writing workshops. Write question analysis and response plans
•             Conduct research, interview contributors and gather information from a wide range of sources, writing from scratch or editing material as appropriate
•             Work closely with subject matter experts and bid authors to develop and refine drafts into customer-focussed responses that are clear, well-structured, highly-polished, focus on benefits and capture the reader, while ensuring consistency with house style and alignment with customer terminology
•             Work with graphic designers to produce appropriate graphics that enhance the response
•             Contribute to review meetings and consider review comments from review team to enhance PQQs and quality bid content
•             Ensure completion of narrative meet the required internal and external deadlines at every stage in the bid process
Skills & Experience:
•             Proven abilities in a professional writing capacity, delivering high-quality narrative to tight deadlines
•             You have worked in a similar role on a rail project
•             Degree-level education (desirable)
•             Prior experience from a bidding environment
•             Excellent written English, with attention to detail
•             Analytical skills: conceptual understanding, ability to articulate bid strategies, identify related win themes, organise and structure information etc
•             Microsoft Word proficiency (InDesign skills an advantage)