Job Description

Job Role: Bid Writer – Health & Public Sector
 

Location: London, Manchester or Edinburgh

Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits

Career Level: Specialist

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

The Sales Teams lead the sale of large and complex opportunities at Accenture in the UK and Ireland across a variety of different industries. It is a dynamic team made up of Sales Captures, Bid Managers and Bid Writers who lead and support opportunities that often combine the full breadth of Accenture. We work with most of the major clients across many market sectors, as well as working with new players in the industry. This is an exciting and vibrant team who bring to bear the best of sales at Accenture within a team environment that positively encourages growth and promotion.

The Bid Writer will focus on producing professionally written proposals and pitch content that superbly articulates our value proposition and win themes. The role requires a forensic attention to detail, the ability to work under pressure and demanding deadlines. The Bid Writer will work closely with the Bid Manager and the subject matter experts SMEs to ensure the timely completion of quality tender responses. The Bid Writer will be typically engaged to help develop the value proposition and articulate the win themes and solution narrative. He or she will be heavily involved throughout the Proposal Phase and typically exit after bid submission.

In our team you will learn:

  • To work with clients across the Government sector
  • To own and write winning responses for public sector bids
  • To collaborate with the wider Sales and Bid Management team

In this role you will:

This role sits under the direction of the Bid Management Lead for H&PS

  • Responsible for writing winning responses on key sales opportunities,
  • Managing the end-to-end storyboarding of the bid response document
  • Co-ordinating and aligning bid team activities to ensure winning responses

Key areas of responsibilities:

  • Re-write / edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, technology subject matter experts, finance, commercial, legal and delivery.
  • Ensure win themes are articulated in such a way to meet / exceed the client’s requirements.
  • Deliver completed written proposal responses to the Bid Manager against agreed RFP deadlines, escalating issues as required.
  • Lead storyboard sessions with bid / proposal team members.
  • Undertake market research for the kick-off and solution meetings.
  • Proactively develop and manage a network of subject matter experts.
  • Assist the Bid Manager in developing a proposal structure.
  • Identify and re-work existing pre-written content where relevant.
  • Ability to coach sales and solution / SME teams in writing best practice.
  • Excellent time management / prioritisation skills.
  • Forensic attention to detail and meticulous proof-reading skills.
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Qualifications

What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • Experience as a business or creative writer, preferably with experience in writing public sector bid responses
  • A high level of competence with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong storytelling experience
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to work independently and in virtual environment
  • Requires adherence to strategic direction set by senior management, when establishing near-term goals.
  • Interaction is with senior management at a client and/or within Accenture, involving matters that may require acceptance of an alternate approach
  • Organised and proficient at planning to achieve challenging timelines
  • Proficient at working collaboratively with both the internal sales team and client stakeholders
  • Degree of accountability for assigned tasks, our clients and Accenture
  • Government experience would be helpful, but not essential

Set yourself apart:

  • Proven skills in writing and editing proposal content within a complex business environment
  • Experienced in leading storyboarding sessions, participating in key review meetings / final document review, content sign-off, and document production.
  • Excellent written English language skills are essential for this role.
  •  Experience of coordinating / managing and updating knowledge content is also desirable.
  • Proven history working in the Government sector

What academic qualifications do you need?

  • Degree educated or equivalent

What’s in it for you

All of our Sales professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom/virtual, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job. 

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications 31 August 2022

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

Locations

Edinburgh,London,Manchester

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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