Q5 Bid Writer – Public Sector & Infrastructure Sectors
Q5 recognises the need to capitalise on the opportunities emerging in the Public Sector and Infrastructure, on portals and frameworks. Both sectors are significant growth areas for Q5 and sourcing and responding to the online opportunities supplements other Business Development activities.
There are 2 key routes for Business development opportunities in these sectors: the traditional Q5 relationship route and the formal procurement route. The two routes are complimentary and Q5 must continue to excel at both. The Sector leads take responsibility for building and maintaining key relationships, and we propose that the Bid Writer will play an essential role in the procurement route.
The procurement process in both sectors is often convoluted, complex and time consuming. Much of the information that needs to be managed overlaps across the sectors and there are some common responses needed. In addition, key parts of the responses require careful architecting from Q5 delivery experts to ensure that Q5 can demonstrate their unique capability and ability to deliver to the client need.
Purpose of the role
The purpose of the Q5 Bid Writer is to take responsibility for the Public Sector and Infrastructure bids. They will be the ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Q5 for bid-based BD work. The role holder will work closely with Rebecca Trumper. Rebecca will continue to be responsible for the process of finding suitable opportunities on portals, of qualifying which tenders we will respond to, and quality controlling bids as well as writing content too. Rebecca will continue to work with Denise on the standard responses and policies.
They will be supported by the PS consultant who will also be surveying the portals and helping with more of the standard replies.
There are 3 key aspects of which the first is the most significant:
1 Being the central Solution Architect across bids ensuring that Q5 knowledge capital is maximised effectively and efficiently.
This will involve:
2 Pursuing the chosen opportunities within each sector that enable delivery of the plan.
3 Working with the Sector leads to support the ‘go to market’ plan based on the overarching BD strategy for the sector and sub sectors.
This will include:
The role requires a highly motivated, innovative, and customer-focused individual with a ‘can do’ attitude and an ability to write and co-ordinate compelling responses. They should be an experienced practitioner who can create realistic proposals that will deliver the outcomes required. They should be an experienced manager, able to motivate and inspire others; able to obtain a high level of work from the team to ensure all deadlines are met efficiently and that the bid is of the highest quality possible.
Individual can be based outside of London with the ability to work remotely.
Part time or Full time
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