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RFP Writer

  • Location

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Operations & Middle Office

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Will Goodman

  • Job ref:

    RFP_1641898008

  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

My Client, a leading Fund and Corporate Service based in the City are currently searching for a RFP Writer to work within their business development team,

The purpose of this position is to support the growth of the business through delivering a high level of process planning, document creation and administration support to the business development function. You will have an active involvement in the launch of new business proposals and will work closely with the business development team across all jurisdictions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinate my Clients responses to RFPs and Due Diligence Questionnaires, from start to completion
  • Determine requirements by identifying and understanding opportunities and needs. studying RFPs and previously provided material, attending strategy meetings
  • Organise and manage stakeholder expectations, ensuring they are clear on what they need to deliver
  • Achieve proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for all stages of the process, coordinating requirements with contributors and providing status updates within review meetings
  • Ensure a complete review process is actioned, booking time with reviewers in advance of deadlines
  • Liaise closely with the pitch manager to ensure correct materials are used for RFPs and presentations
  • Gather proposal information by identifying sources of information; coordinate submissions and collections; identify and communicate risks associated with proposals
  • Use information provided by subject matter experts to write new material in line with house style, messaging and branding
  • Tailor standard answers to suit the mandate, where appropriate
  • Manage ongoing maintenance of the RFP library of answers and supporting documentation
  • Maintain quality results by using correct branding and templates, following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone. Ensure final output is of the highest quality by evaluating text, graphics, and binding before coordinating printing or electronic issue
  • Improve proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and templates; implement changes and communicate these appropriately
  • Update job knowledge by participating in training opportunities; maintaining professional networks
  • Provide general support to the Business Development teams as and when required, supporting other proposals and pitches where required

Skills, knowledge, expertise:

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Excellent computer literacy skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel including formatting and layout skills
  • Time management and organisation skills with the ability to manage multiple workstreams at once
  • Attention to detail and a critical eye when reviewing work
  • Creativity and resourcefulness
  • Problem solving, deadline-oriented, process improvement, coordination and strategic planning
  • Good teamworking and interpersonal skills are required to develop close working relationships with colleagues, clients and third-party suppliers
  • Successful candidates will have the occasional requirement to travel to various locations and building relations with colleagues and teams in other Group jurisdictions
  • Experience in financial services (alternative assets) advantageous
  • Qualification or relevant experience in project management advantageous

We will provide the training, both in house for relevant technical knowledge and also professional qualifications to enhance your professional development. You will need to be quick to learn new systems and great with people, as close working relationships between our colleagues and clients is at the heart of what we do.

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