Proposal Writer

  • Job Reference: 00000770-1
  • Date Posted: 8 January 2021
  • Recruiter: Netcall
  • Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration, Consulting & Corporate Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Purpose of the role:

To write high-quality, persuasive, customer-focused proposals; maintain our proposal content library and manage proposal approval requests from our sales team.

Purpose of the team:

To help Netcall win good business; enable sales with pre-written content, resources and knowledge; manage proposal approvals to ensure accuracy, quality and compliance. 

Location: Home with ability to travel to Bedford

Key responsibilities:

  • Produce well-written and well-presented proposals, following best practice and using our team style guide.
  • Work with our sales team and subject matter experts to form winning proposal content (customer-focused, technically accurate and persuasive).
  • Coordinate proposal approval requests from our sales team: collect information, check accuracy, identify and communicate risks, including non-standard terms and SLAs. Working within the agreed timescales.
  • Review proposal approval requests for quality, readability, consistency and tone of voice.
  • Ensure risks and committed deliverables (SLAs, project dates etc) are approved at the appropriate authority level.
  • Follow product and pricing updates, media releases and industry changes.
  • Maintain our proposal content library, templates and knowledge base.
  • Track and translate proposal and quote data as required.
  • Support the Sales Enablement Manager with any other projects to improve proposals, bids and sales enablement.

Essential skills:

  • Advanced Microsoft Word skills.
  • Intermediate Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and CRM skills.
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. Able to write clear customer-focused content.
  • Strong commercial understanding and business acumen. Must be able to understand pricing/numbers.
  • Excellent communication skills. Able to collaborate across teams and functions.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Experience of working in a bid or proposal team is advantageous. Or, writing within a sales, marketing or technical role.
  • Industry experience in telecommunications or IT is advantageous. And/or an understanding of low-code, CRM and contact centres.
  • Evidence of writing skills – a great qualification or proven experience.
  • APMP (for bid and proposal professionals) or similar membership advantageous.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Drive: Self-motivated and proactive. Goes the extra mile. Works effectively and efficiently.
  • Teamwork: Shows respect for others and shares credit where appropriate.
  • Accountability: Delivers quality, accepts responsibility and displays integrity.
  • Agility: Embraces and adapts to change.
  • Creativity: Applies out-of-the-box thinking to problem-solving.
  • Customer focus: Establishes relationships and manages concerns effectively.
  • Developing others: Shares knowledge and gives feedback in a helpful way.
  • Self-development: Receives feedback in a positive way. Looks for opportunities to learn, grow and continuously improve.

Special conditions:

  • Full and clean driving licence.
  • Occasional requirement to work longer hours to meet customer deadlines.
  • Act in accordance with the company’s information security and acceptable use policies.

The details within this role profile are not exhaustive and we may require you to undertake other tasks within the scope of your role. A job description will not form part of your contract unless specified otherwise.

Interested? Then please click the apply button now!