Proposal / Bid Writer

Bendelta Pty Ltd
Sydney
CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Consulting & Strategy
Other
Full time
Posted 4d ago

ABOUT BENDELTA

Bendelta is a leading management consulting firm headquartered in Sydney. We specialise in leadership and capability development, organisational architecture, strategy, change and capability, insights and analytics, executive coaching. 

Our vision is to directly enable 1 million people to achieve more of their potential and then, through cascading impact, indirectly transform the lives of 1 billion people.

We have 70 Bendeltans in our family, spread across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra. 

CONTEXT

Bendelta is streamlining our operations to ensure we are as efficient as possible and to optimise our capabilities to support future business growth. 

A key focus area is to improve the quality of our proposals and to free the rest of the team up to focus on delivering the projects and building relationships. 

Improving the quality of our proposals includes ensuring that the proposals are written to an extremely high standard, positioning Bendelta in a consistent manner and leveraging and maximising on our inhouse knowledge. 

To support the Proposal writer we are setting up a New Business Centre with support resources who among other things will be responsible for collating and managing all new business assets. This includes case studies, bios, headshots, logos, existing blurbs about Bendelta and previous proposals organised by sector and/or discipline. The aim is for you to have everything you need at your fingertips. 

Over time more Writers may be added to the New Business Centre at various levels, once we better assess the workload. 

 

THE ROLE

You will be charged with writing new business proposals. The proposals  span across our core business units of Leadership Development, Organisation Design, Strategy, Coaching, Culture, Insights and Analytics and Executive Teams. 

We will assess the volume to ensure you are given a reasonable amount to work on. 

This role requires a very tight knit and collaborative relationship with the Project Leads, New Business Coordinator and the Design Team. 

The New Business Coordinator will liaise with the Project Managers and Project Leads on deadlines and logistics to free you up to focus on writing. 

You will also have access to a Design team to help bring your proposals to life. 

 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Writing proposals based on a thorough brief from the Project Lead. The Project Lead will often be writing part of the proposal, if a specific approach or methodology is required that they need to develop. When this is the case, you need to ensure that roles and responsibilities are clear for each proposal. The Project Lead is responsible for the end result of the proposal and will make the final call, but we will ensure you receive adequate time to rework anything they write, and you will see the final proposal before it is submitted.
  • A clear and succinct writing style with a consistent tone of voice that is professional but with some personality. 
  • Create a top level best practice Proposal writing guide to be used during the interim period when we don’t have enough Writers to handle all proposals. 
  • Create templated proposals blurbs which can also be used in the interim period when we don’t have enough Writers to handle all proposals. 
  • While you are not responsible for managing the New Business Coordinator, you need to mentor them and ensure they are clear on what you require. 
  • Continually look for ways to improve the quality of our proposals. 
  • In the future, manage more junior Writers, if required.
  • Nurture and build an open, honest, and strong relationship with the team and any external partners

 

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

 

KEY KPI’s

  • Improvements in the quality of the proposals
  • Faster turnaround in developing proposals
  • Stronger conversion rates on new business 

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE 

  • Team player who works collaboratively with others to generate the best outcome. Ability to work within a super transparent and collaborative environment. Co-creation is at the heart of our DNA. We foster an environment where good ideas can come from anywhere.
  • Excellent writing style with a proven track record of successfully writing. Experience in professional service firms is preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong time management skills with a proven ability to focus on priorities, solve problems, juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Proactive with a can-do attitude.
  • Decisive.
  • Approachable.
  • Relevant University degree, or equivalent experience

     

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • How many years' experience do you have as a Bid Writer?

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