Bid Writer and Co-ordinator – Pre-Sales Team


The Role

The role is based from Maidenhead, Berkshire with provision for appropriate home-working and exists to provide the Pythagoras Bid Teams with a professional bid support service. We are open to both graduate applicants and individuals with appropriate industry experience.

The role of the Bid Writer and Co-ordinator is to provide proactive and effective management of each bid and to support the wider bid team with the aim of ensuring:

  • the deliverables and responsibilities of each member of the bid team and associated timescales are understood and adhered to;

  • the bid submission is delivered on time, by the agreed method and in line with the client’s requirements;

  • all deliverables are of the requisite quality, support the agreed win plan and achieve the maximum points available during the client’s evaluation process;

  • the bid timetable is prepared, maintained and communicated effectively to all concerned;

  • the bid goes through the correct governance processes and achieves sign-off at each stage;

  • contribute to the authoring, proof reading and message-tuning of our winning bids.

Reporting to the Lead Pre-Sales Consultant, you will:

  • manage the bid process from identification of initial opportunity through to submission of final tender to contract signature;

  • own the associated bid site and bid control documentation for every bid;

  • act as the key point of contact for both clients and bid team alike for day to day running of the bid

  • Build a network of contacts so you know where to go within the business and who to talk to, to complete the bid activities;

  • produce an internal bid timetable;

  • ensure any changes in timetable are handled effectively and all bid deadlines (internal and external) are communicated and achieved;

  • ensure all bid resources are accurately forecast and used as efficiently and effectively as possible;

  • ensure communications with all internal and external stakeholders are well planned and executed;

  • map out key resource requirements (working with the Bid Director) and liaise with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), to ensure the bid is fully and appropriately resourced at all times;

  • establish and co-ordinate timely status updates to the bid team and other internal stakeholders

You will ideally present:

  • an excellent command of written English and an ability to convey a compelling message in a clear, brief and grammatically correct manner;

  • evidence of being a highly organised individual and a logical thinker;

  • evidence of the self-confidence necessary to chase senior colleagues against delivery deadlines and obligations;

  • a cheerful and enthusiastic character with the ability to keep the team energised and motivated;

  • an appropriate educational history, a degree is not essential if you have the right personal attributes and can demonstrate success in other relevant areas.

About Pythagoras

Pythagoras is one of the largest and longest-established Microsoft partners in the UK, providing consultancy and configuration services to customers in many different business verticals.  In our 21st year of trading, Pythagoras is exhibiting strong growth despite the pandemic around us.

What’s in it for you?

At Pythagoras, we believe in a fun, open and transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration with colleagues and customer alike. This is what makes us so effective at what we do.

As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you:

  • 23 day’s holiday and a day off for your birthday

  • Pension scheme

  • Access to a variety of voluntary benefit options which include items designed to suit your own personal lifestyle such as; retail, health and leisure discounts

  • Free parking at our Maidenhead office

You’ll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country and the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless.

Our mission is to help you realise your potential – whatever that means to you.

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