Proposals Writer (France)

employment type /
location /
France
hours /
9AM to 6PM

Join our team as a dynamic Proposals Writer

At Agilité, people are at the heart of our business, and we are committed to fostering a culture that inspires, supports and encourages our people to build something special. Our success as a business relies on our people who work across our sites, operational teams and enabling departments, and through their hard work, commitment and talent, play their role in Agilité achieving our vision to deliver places for people and businesses to thrive.

 

Would you like to join us?

Role purpose

To support the development of content and to research, develop and review high-scoring answers to produce winning bids as part of a successful central proposals team.

The ideal candidate for this job should be able to write effective, concise and compelling content and be able to work under pressure associated with deadlines.

The successful candidate will work closely with bid managers, directors, operational specialists, proposal managers and designers to create high-impact responses that clearly respond to our clients' needs. They will be responsible for ensuring our written responses are bespoke and score highly against marking criteria. They will be confident to give and receive feedback on written content, as they collaborate to win work and support the team's overall development and learning.

Key accountabilities

  • Writing leadership on target bids and proposals
  • Attend start-up meetings with the production team to agree strategy, content and actions
  • Provide written content for business-critical public sector national frameworks
  • Dissect questions and follow answer plans to maximise relevant information extracted from team members
  • Build key regional bid team relationships and share key information with the central team
  • Attend group/framework managers meeting
  • Take ownership of related framework asset library content
  • Peer review other writing
  • Writing support on key target gold bids, including executive summaries
  • Review, edit and write material for case studies/data sheets/award submissions
  • Collaborate effectively as part of a variety of UK-wide bid and proposal teams
  • Skills & experience

The successful candidate should:

  • Have a track record in a related field such as construction, engineering and property would be advantageous
  • Possess strong writing ability with evidence of having produced written content for successful bids
  • Have good verbal communication including active listening skills
  • Be a confident writer who can take raw information and create engaging and compelling written content
  • Have good quality research skills and effective questioning techniques
  • Experience of responding to framework (re)bids and mini competitions
  • Experience of public sector bids is essential, with private sector bid experience being beneficial
  • Able to identify win themes and lead answer planning or an enthusiasm to learn and develop this
  • Experience of reviewing and editing the work of other bid authors including fellow bid writers and technical subject matter experts would be advantageous
  • Able to think laterally and problem-solve effectively under deadline pressure
  • Able to quickly develop effective relationships at all levels and build confidence and trust with management
  • Basic Adobe InDesign / InCopy skills would be beneficial
  • Keen eye for detail and desire to continuously drive up the standards of the team's systems and output
  • Be proactive and flexible team working - able to adapt style to meet the needs of the project and team
  • Qualifications

Preferably qualified to degree level or equivalent writing experience

Your benefits

  • Meal vouchers
  • health insurance (mutuelle)
  • reimbursement of 50% of transportation costs
  • profit share scheme/interessement and
  • a discretionary bonus.

Our workplace strategy ‘Work for You’ includes flexible working practices such as hybrid working where employees can split their working time between work and home. We also recognise that some roles lend themselves to flexible options more than others, so if this is important to you, please discuss this with your recruiter, during the hiring process.

Agilité is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Working with Agilité Solutions

We’re a growing organisation that creates spaces where people can live, work, and play.

With a solid reputation as a general contractor and fit-out company – for both tertiary and commercial spaces – we strive to include sustainability into our building processes. Our ethos centres around futureproofing our projects – and at the heart of that is our diverse team.

We’ve built a reputation as ‘the resourceful problem solver’ – a trusted partner which anticipates, and mitigates, issues before they arise, and one which is built on a culture of honesty, ambition, and trust.

There’s no denying that the commercial interiors sector is often complex, especially when working on a continent-wide scale. We’ve therefore built a network of best-in-class professionals, suppliers, and consultants, experienced in delivering high quality space planning, design, build and construction services.

Agilité is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team of experts that will reflect our customers and users. We enjoy nothing more than seeing our employees thrive in an atmosphere of togetherness. We therefore aim to continue building a diverse workforce and foster different perspectives and unique ways of thinking – regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability.

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