BCD Travel Bid Specialist in United Kingdom

Global Bid Specialist - Full time role (37.5 hour) week -London

Must have fluent French

Job Summary:

Prepare responses to Requests for Proposal (RFPs), Request for Quotations (RFQs) and Requests for Information (RFIs), presentations, case studies and any other request for written information on behalf of the BCD Travel commercial teams. Supports and assists team members for the purposes of proof reading and editing the same.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

The duties of the role together with responsibilities will include, amongst others:

  • Writes quality responses to requests for a wide variety of proposals including multinational proposals, as well as researching answers required to respond the RFPs.
  • Works with business development personnel to ensure our features and benefits for prospective and current customers are well articulated and clear throughout any submission.
  • Manages the proposal development process and individual bid team to ensure timely proposal completion including; acting as primary point of communication within the proposal development process; establishing and managing timelines and deliverables; scheduling meetings, taking and distributing meeting notes; coordinating with the pricing team and ensuring that the proposal is submitted to client according to established deadlines and delivery methods.
  • Leads conference calls/meetings with multiple levels of management and contributors; keeps calls on topic and ensures appropriate sales strategy is developed; works with stakeholders to validate strategy in global business context.
  • Ensures proposals, supporting materials and client-facing documents are accurate for grammar, style, continuity and content.
  • Proof reads and edits proposals and business development/marketing materials, as needed, to improve clarity, accuracy and readability.
  • Manages the proposal development process and individual bid team to ensure timely proposal completion including; acting as primary point of communication within the proposal development process; establishing and managing timelines and deliverables; scheduling meetings, taking and distributing meeting notes; coordinating with the pricing team and ensuring that the proposal is submitted to client according to established deadlines and delivery methods.
  • Analyse and interpret large volumes of data
  • Make informed and sustainable recommendations to the BCD Travel nominated team
  • Develops and maintains good relationships with internal topic owners, marketing and sales teams
  • Takes information and crafts into usable content consistent with corporate positioning and Tone of Voice in support of specific sales efforts and ensures suitability for insertion into proposal content database
  • Applies company Tone of Voice and corporate positioning as defined is applied to all knowledgebase data and client facing collateral

Your profile

  • Experience of proofreading and a strong command of the French language, grammar, and sentence structure.
  • Proficient in the English language.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to listen and translate sales strategies into a compelling written message
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse, cross-functional international teams
  • Tremendous attention to detail and excellent organisational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines
  • Degree educated or experience equivalent
  • Proven proposal editing and writing preferred
  • Previous travel industry experience preferred
  • Exceptional experience with MS Word Intermediate level)

What we offer you

This is an exciting opportunity within an international company. You'll be working with a great team of colleagues. And we offer you a competitive salary, training, career development and a dynamic working environment.

Your work location

This role is based at our offices in London or homebased within the UK but you will be expected to travel to BCD offices as required.

How to apply

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Get to know us

BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. For travellers, this means keeping them safe and productive, and equipping them to make good choices on the road. For travel and procurement managers, it means advising them on how to grow the value of their travel program. For executives, we ensure that the travel program supports company objectives. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 108 countries with almost 13,000 creative, committed and experienced people. And it's how we maintain the industry's most consistent client retention rate (95% over the past 10 years), with 2016 sales of US$24.6 billion.

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