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Temporary Bid Writer

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Temporary Full Time
Buildbase Partnering
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Temporary Bid Writer - Awsworth, Nottingham (NG16)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Writer to join our team in Awsworth on a temporary basis!

We are Buildbase

We are Buildbase, we employ approximately 2300 brilliant people and we work from around 145 branches around the UK.

What we do

What we do is really simple, we sell building materials to the trade and public. We’re a ‘roll your sleeves up’ business with a can-do attitude and we take pride in serving our local tradespeople and communities.  

The Role

We are looking for a creative bid writer who will report into the Bid Manager, you will be involved in the day to day completion of ongoing bids.  It is an integral role within the department as we look to further our success over the coming years.  You would be joining a close-knit and supportive team with the drive to move the business forward.

This is a busy role which includes:

  • Responding to pre-qualification questionnaires
  • Writing proposals
  • Working closely with the Bid Manager to produce engaging tenders
  • Co-ordinating various departments in the business to compile information
  • Researching the requirements and values of each perspective client
  • Gaining an in-depth understanding of each bid
  • Understanding our business and align our strengths with the customer’s needs
  • Attending competitive dialogue and bid presentations where required

We are happy to discuss the possibility of working flexibly. Please talk to us during the interview process about what works for you. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

What you need

  • Ideally Bid Writing experience
  • A keen eye for attention to detail
  • The ability to keep on top of multiple deadlines – planning ahead and monitoring results to identify need for change
  • Ability to communicate information clearly, openly and persuasively
  • Capacity to work on an individual basis and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

What you’ll get in return

  • 23 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • The chance to join Grab – our one stop shop for all things discounts, benefits, communications and recognition
  • Company bonus scheme
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Awards where our colleagues are recognised quarterly and annually
  • A generous staff discount scheme
  • A range of training and development programmes to help you progress your career

What we’re doing about COVID-19

Like most businesses, we have had to change the way we do things to make sure all our colleagues are working safely during COVID-19.  As your role is office based we are following the current Government guidelines so you will be working from home, however you must be able to get to Awsworth when the Government advice changes. We have introduced a set of Safer Operating Procedures to protect our colleagues which include:

  • Additional PPE supplied to you where required
  • Kerbside deliveries
  • No delivery signatures required
  • Social distancing in place in all of our branches and offices
  • Regular cleaning

Our Values

We have a set of values which we strongly believe in. If they speak to you then we have something in common!

We have the know-how We get stuck in We stand together We get it done

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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