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  • England
  • Permanent
  • Ref ID: TA01231
  • Jan 19, 2023
  • Negotiable

At ABTRAN we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees have been key factors in our company's growth. Abtran has an exciting position available for a Bid Writer located in either our Cork HQ, Sligo, or remotely.

Morgan McKinley and business process management services provider Abtran, joined together in 2021 to pursue mutual opportunities for expansion in Ireland and globally.

Location: Remote - UK or Ireland

Salary: Negotiable

Let us tell you more about this great opportunity:

The successful candidate will create professionally written bid and proposal content that clearly articulates Abtran's value proposition.

How you will spend your day:

Bid Preparation

  • Maintenance of sales/presentation 'library' to enable easy reference to latest value propositions and, existing and historical sales collateral.
  • Review and refresh existing written material, edit and make improvements with a focus on continual improvement
  • Read and understand the requirements in tender and proposal documents understanding the scope, background to request, and context of the proposal
  • Storyboard responses in line with agreed opportunity win strategy, ensuring client specific win themes and broader Abtran Value proposition are clearly articulated
  • Take ownership of preparing bid response / business proposal templates and working with the Bid Team and solution owners to understand the value proposition.
  • Preparation of presentation collateral to support bids/proposals and business development as required
  • Take on ownership of specific response sections and liaise with internal departments to capture the required information.
  • Liaise with Bid Manager and Graphic Designer to ensure strong connection between the written content and graphics, seeking to use info-graphics, charts and pictures to underline key solution and evidence points from the written submission
  • Re-write / edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from operations, technical, finance, commercial, legal, and compliance.
  • Leverage the bid library efficiently to best articulate the solution.
  • Interact and engage with all levels within Abtran to achieve commitment to deadlines and cooperation in the provision of information.
  • Support the production stage of all proposals - including compliance requirements, formatting, editing, printing, and binding.
  • Make recommendations on how to improve win-rates by making bids more high-scoring and compelling to clients


  • Communicate regular updates on changes sales library content and value propositions
  • Produce bid response / business proposal content progress updates to the Bid Team and Solution owners
  • Updating assigned records/actions in Salesforce (or equivalent system) as needed.


  • Demonstrate the ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload to meet deadlines.
  • Deliver on agreed targets on time.
  • Drive self to continually succeed and deliver customer and sales satisfaction.
  • Manage time effectively to ensure targets are met.
  • Understand and follow Sales Process, flagging progress of work - including risks.

Qualifications, Training, and Experience:

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office - Word and MS PowerPoint and proficient in MS Excel, MS Visio, and MS Project, MS Sharepoint.
  • Minimum of 3 years of previous experience in a similar role with a proven ability to produce professional proposal documentation
  • Strong written English language skills.

Desired Qualifications, Training, and Experience:

  • Experience of the Business Process Outsourcing Industry.
  • Third level qualification in a Business or Marketing field or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in using (or equivalent system).
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a complex business environment, bringing together multiple stakeholders.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Business Aware.
  • Excellent Communication and Relationship Building skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Flexible and Adaptable.
  • Open to challenge, review, and collaborative improvement of own and others work
  • Driven and enjoys meeting targets.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and works on own initiative.
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills.
  • Tenacious and highly motivated.

We've told you what you will do for us, now let us tell you what we will do for you:

At Abtran once you join us you become part of a team and part of an amazing community. We believe in nurturing and inspiring our people. We offer training on many different topics in professional development and personal development. Our Learning Management System has been recognised as the 'Most Innovative Use of Technology' in the HR Leadership & Management Awards. We believe in motivating our people to meet their goals and progress in their careers and are big on internal promotions. There are so many opportunities for progression and have had many success stories this year and in previous years.

Other employee benefits include:

  • Wellbeing programme focused on our people's health and wellness
  • Health Discount Programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Discounts
  • Life Cover
  • Development Programmes to support your progression
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Maternity Pay & Paternity Pay

We are proud of the community we have built; we work together in our day to day roles and also through employee initiatives such as our Charity Club, Sports & Social Committee, LGBT Society, and Abtran FC Soccer Team. Employee engagement is big at Abtran with events and activities happening all the time to make work interesting and fun. We believe in a good work-life balance but while you are here, we want to make it as enjoyable as possible.

What you need to do now:

If you are a Bid Writer hungry to succeed in a growing organisation, have the desired background we would like to hear from you now.

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