Bid Writer / Proposal Manager - NetSuite

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Bid Writer / Proposal Manager - NetSuite
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**Bid Writer / Proposal Manager - NetSuite** **Preferred Qualifications** **Why NetSuite-Oracle?** Picture yourself building a successful career at NetSuite—working alongside other talented, driven individuals to help fast-growing mid-size organizations and larger enterprises achieve their business goals with the world´s #1 cloud-based business management suite for ERP/financials, CRM, ecommerce and more. **Summary** We are looking for a Bid Writer / Proposal Manager to work with all members of the NetSuite team to develop winning, innovative proposals including written responses for RFPs RFIs/RFQs. The job role includes the following key responsibilities and duties: drafting, reviewing and writing creative and persuasive tender content. The Bid Writer/ proposal manager is responsible for the successful completion of tenders in accordance with agreed company processes and best practice methodologies. The ability to effectively work independently as well as part of a team is essential. The successful candidate must be an enthusiastic person, with attention to detail and keen to take responsibility for the execution of their assigned tasks. **Job Description** + Write / edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, marketing, technical / product teams, finance, commercial, legal and delivery + Liaise with the subject matter experts to inform responses to RFPs and/or support the maintenance of content + Ensure submissions are clear, concise and error free + Conducting preliminary evaluation of RFPs, summarizing and distributing the opportunity for further evaluation + Assign tasks to team members; track progress through stand-up calls, reviews, and matrices. + Establish proposal schedule and milestones. + Run proposal reviews and edits. + Ensure that the bid team meets all deadlines and milestones, tracking proposal progress. + Ensure accuracy and adequacy of final work product, including in-process and final reviews + Take on responsibility for production of proposal documents, including copying, binding, and/or web-site upload + Contribute to the strategy and oversight of proposal development working in tandem with the SME’s and Sales professionals. + Execute the RFx proposal response plan while working with key internal stakeholders (e.g. capture, sales teams, service teams, legal, support, compliance, finance, etc.). + Make sure all knowledge base information is up to date and viable. **Requirements** + Minimum 2-3 years of experience developing proposals and coordinating responses to RFPs /RFIs within a similar business to business or sales environment. + A passion for writing compelling messages - strong marketing messaging, proposal and presentation writing skills + Possesses excellent communication, English Language and proofreading skills. + Ability to project manage, to work under pressure and deliver documents of an exceptionally high standard, while working towards challenging deadlines. + Highly organised, and able to work well with colleagues at all levels in the organisation. + High degree of flexibility to accommodate change in a fast-paced environment. + Hands on position, requires self-starter with positive, can-do attitude. + Needs good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows-based computer applications. + Bachelor’s Degree preferred. + Fluency in other European languages desirable **Location:** The role is based in Thames Valley Park, Reading, UK **Detailed Description and Job Requirements** The Business Proposal Representative (BPR) level one is an entry level position. Individuals perform proposal management activities through assistance and guidance. Individuals follow direction from higher level BPR’s and managers to gain competency and achieve a greater degree of understanding of proposal management. Participate in new business development within Oracle. BPR´s play a key role in long term positioning of Oracle for targeted opportunities. BPR´s manage the processes and systems associated with the planning, development and production of written responses to formal, competitive solicitations from Oracle clients and prospects. BPR´s provide leadership and strong project management skills. BPR´s should be able to be resourceful, proactive, detailed and able to exercise sound judgment. BPR´s should be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and cultivate strong working relationships with internal and external contacts. Level 2 Business Proposal Representatives contribute independently displaying an understanding of proposal management processes and procedures needing little or no assistance. Level 2 Business Proposal Reps provide direct project management support for the delivery of high quality, competitive proposals to Oracle external prospects. Typical tasks performed at this level can include: provide direct project management support for the delivery of high quality, competitive proposals to Oracle external prospects, develop win themes, maintain liaison with external partners and integrators participating in joint operations, analyze Proposal to determine delivery specifications and preparation outlines, analyze Evaluation Criteria, develop Feature/Benefit tables, create Storyboards, provide direction regarding compliance with statutory, regulatory and commercial business guidelines provided by prospective and established customers, plan and create text/graphics preparation and control environment for virtual collaboration by internationally disbursed teams, establish and manage the proposal submission schedule, develop proposal preparation instructions, create compliance and author response matrices, develop writing instructions for authors, plan and conduct project kickoff meetings, manage the execution of the proposal development plan, contribute to and/or write executive summaries, establish document version control methods, create document review directions and procedures, manage review and edit cycles, coordinate the final assembly and delivery of proposal, review final proposal for compliance and responsiveness. Proposal management support experience of 3 years. Able to manage small proposals or portions of multi-volume business/technical proposals. A bachelors degree is preferred, technical background or industry experience a plus. Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal and writing skills. Experienced in using tools such as Adobe Acrobat, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Able to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Flexible, team-oriented attitude. **As part of Oracle´s employment process candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process, prior to an offer being made. This will involve identity and employment verification, salaryverification, professional references, education verification and professional qualifications and memberships (if applicable).** **Job:** Business Operations **Location:** GB-GB, UK-Reading **Other Locations:** GB-GB, UK-London **Job Type:** Regular Employee Hire **Organization:** Oracle
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