Graduate Bid Writer and Commercial Executive – £21.6-26K

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Company Overview
This firm are the world’s largest company in their specialist field of commercial security printing and papermaking. They are a FTSE 250 company with many sites throughout the world. This global firm work with central banks amongst other security organisations and governments worldwide.
Graduate Bid Writer and Commercial Executive
This unique role is designed to build skills and knowledge within bid writing and bid management, as well as developing knowledge of commercial management and pricing and costing functions within the commercial department. This is a fantastic role as you will be working on projects across all three functions, gaining brilliant exposure across the business, a true breadth of experience and opportunity to work alongside senior stakeholders. Whilst this is a permanent role it does have the feel of a graduate scheme as you will gain experience in three key departments.
This is a permanent role, ideally to start in October and is paying £21,600 to £26K depending on experience.
What Could You be Doing?:
Bid Management

Actively support and participate in the bid writing process
Conducting research from multiple sources
Writing responses to customers
Writing bids and proposals
Responding to questionnaires
Dealing with new supplier registrations

Commercial Management

Deal with contractual risks around tenders and bids
Interacting with legal and tax experts
Drafting contracts
Learning about risks involved in global bids

Pricing and Costing

Using pricing models and templates to produce estimates for projects
Produce basic statistical information on bid performance
Learning how to produce a pricing strategy for a project

What do You Need?

Ideally a 2:1 degree or above (or equivalent) in a subject with a strong writing or commercial focus
Degrees in English, humanities, classics, economics or business would be ideal
Strong research and writing skills with a desire to work in a writing focused role
Aptitude for or experience with Excel
An interest in geopolitics would be useful
No experience is required, however those with experience in bid writing, editing, proof-reading or within a commercial department of a business would be a strong bonus

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