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Bids and Proposal Specialist

Job description

Looking for an experienced Bids and Proposal professional to join a leading insurance company based in Dublin City Centre. This role is a newly created position and gives you the full responsibility of managing this key area of the business.

  • Full responsibility for the creation and coordination of bid material
  • Writing Request for Proposal (RFP)submissions, identifying key messages for pitch deck and all associated material
  • Develop high-quality, innovative priority RFPs and pitch decks, working with colleagues across the business
  • Write and/or edit sections of proposals
  • Keep the bid library current, up to date and fit for purpose
  • Provide design input and methodological challenge to ensure proposals are high-quality and commercially aware
  • Collate & update client and competitor intelligence from proposal information
  • Support quality assurance of high priority proposals, including making suggestions on improving proposal text and content
  • Support and advise colleagues to prepare for pitches to clients, including supporting the development of pitch presentations, brainstorming potential pitch questions
  • Establish, develop and maintain contacts and good relations with clients
  • Contribute to the development of quality standards and ensuring these are met consistently
  • Monitor and record tender opportunities and outcomes
  • Assess whether the company should submit proposals for specific pieces of work
  • Maintain communication with all involved – internally and externally

 Experience needed:

  • Third level qualification in a relevant discipline is an advantage such as English, PR, Marketing, Communication Studies or Journalism
  • Experience working in the financial services sector
  • High level of commercial and technical awareness
  • Experience of planning, writing and developing compliant, successful proposals that speak to clients’ priorities
  • Excellent writing and copywriting skills
  • Experience of producing proposals for a pension consultancy or financial services firm would be a significant advantage

For more information please contact moriordan@sigmar.ie or call 014744602

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