Recruitment of outstanding personnel is key to maintaining the reputation for excellence
Ref: LH / BT
Contract: Full-Time (Permanent)
First advertised: Wednesday, 17 Jan, 2018

Area: Midlands

Job type:
Full-Time (Permanent)


Reference: LH / BT

Date added to website:
Wednesday, 17 Jan, 2018


Bid Writer

Based: Birmingham (Smethwick)

Start Date: ASAP


A Bid Writer is required to join Dodd Group - a privately owned family business formed in 1947; a national M&E provider with an outstanding reputation for delivering excellent levels of service.

We currently employ over 850 staff and have a turnover in excess of £140m.

You will be integral to the writing and tailoring of bids for the Property Care side of the business.

Every bid should be written to the requirements of each individual client by the use of: existing bid library material, market intelligence, research and liaison with internal/external stakeholders. You will assist in raising the company's profile by working closely with our Business Development team and therefore there will be a requirement to write proposals, brochures and online material.

The role won’t just involve content for use in written documentation, but also presentations and supporting documentation; ensuring a cohesive, professional and consistent approach.

The person

First and foremost is the ability to write compelling content.

As an integral part of the bid team, the ideal candidate will also have the ability to lead and work with other bid team members as well as bid contributors; actively helping contributors with the necessary skills and confidence to write and produce material themselves.

Skills required:

High attention to detail with excellent editing and proof reading skills

Excellent communicator

Effective time management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritise your own workload

A proven history of successful bids – we are looking for someone with at least 3 years bid writing experience.

Experience in the M&E industry (preferable)

Some details on the role

Positively contribute to bid kick-off meetings and storyboarding workshops

Contribute to the creation of win themes, key messages and ensuring the “golden thread” is woven throughout the quality submissions

Write compelling content and create dynamic visuals via the design / layout of the document

Review, improve and update bid documentation regularly to meet the current needs of the


Conduct customer research to gain a complete overview of each customer

Proofread and edit the documents prior to submission

Gather technical data from internal departments e.g. Operations, IT, QHSE, Commercial and interpret the material for the target audience

Work alongside our Estimating team and ensure there is synergy between the commercial and quality elements of the bids.

Salary negotiable experience depending - 21 days annual leave, BUPA, 



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