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  • Bid Writer

  • Business: Travis Perkins
  • Sector: Sales & Operations
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40 hours per week
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 06-Jan-2020
  • Job reference: 24674

Job Description

Are you a fantastic communicator with strong writing skills and used to working to tight deadlines? We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Writer to join our Managed Services team based at our office in Northampton.

Our Travis Perkins Managed Services team design and deliver service led supply chain contract solutions for Local Authority and Social Housing sector clients that are based on delivering efficiency and productivity gains within their repair and maintenance functions.

As a bid writer, you will be responsible for creating and managing the content and submission of bids for new managed services opportunities and re-tenders nationally. You will work collaboratively alongside the Bid Manager to ensure correct commercial decisions are made, communicating information across the team and wider Travis Perkins group. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop bid strategies for re-tenders, new tenders and supply only initiatives
  • Creative and innovative writing in respect to the format and content of MS bids, applying correct use of graphics as required
  • Coordinate the dissemination of best practice throughout MS bids
  • Ensure best practice initiatives with MS clients are being recorded in a format for re-tenders including evidencing product, pricing, service, IT, community initiatives
  • Manage submissions through supporting relevant stakeholders in order to design and produce the bid documentation to meet client needs
  • Collate knowledge of account activity in advance of a re-tender
  • Develop a consistent approach to feedback from bids and methods for responding to any challenges
  • Ensure good links with key head office departments to deliver effective and current answers to questions in bids

If you have a passion for creative writing and are looking for a new challenge this could be the perfect next step for you!

What’s in it for you?
You’ll be supported by some of the best training & development in the industry. Our impressive internal succession programme means, whatever it is you do with us,  it will be easy for you to learn, grow and develop across the Travis Perkins Group. We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that grows as you grow with the company:
  • Competitive performance related bonus
  • Save-as-you-earn scheme
  • Buy-as-you-earn scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Colleague discount across a variety of Group businesses including; 20% off at Wickes and 30% off at Tile Giant, plus special discounts across our Trade Merchanting businesses.

A bit about us
Travis Perkins Managed Services are a leading UK supply chain and procurement solutions provider to the repairs and maintenance sector, delivering efficiency through quality, at an affordable price. Established in 2004, Travis Perkins Managed Services was created to support the renewal and regeneration of the UK’s social housing stock.
We quickly grew to be the largest specialist team dedicated to the repairs and maintenance industry. With the right resources and experience in place we developed our offer to meet the needs and priorities of landlords across the nation. We now have partnerships in social housing, facilities management and Defence.
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