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Proposal Coordinator/Writer

Proposal Coordinator/Writer

  • 637332
  • Parkville, VIC, Australia, 3052
  • Full Time

Compass Group is a world leader in catering and support services, employing more than 500,000 people across 45 countries who serve over 5 billion meals every year and is recognised as a top ten employer worldwide. Our Australian business employs approximately 11,000 people nationally who work across 600 locations.

A Day in the Life

As Proposal Coordinator/Writer for our growing business, you will work closely with both internal and external stakeholders in developing compelling proposals that reflect the key messages of our customer focussed and competitive operational solutions. Working with Business Development leads, you will have a clear understanding of our client’s requirements, and key win themes, the ability and expertise to create bids and proposals which clearly articulate winning solutions and be a team player ready to join a progressive and exciting business. Your main focus will be on the written and editorial aspects of bids, proposals and managing the bringing together of these documents for our Chartwells and Restaurant Associate Venues brand, in addition to creating other business development material. We are keen to hear from you if you have proven document management skills or a background in writing, can juggle several tasks at once and thrive on compressed deadlines and timelines!

This role will be based out of our Parkville office Melbourne with the option to have a hybrid working from home arrangement.  

Key Duties

  • Understanding key client drivers and associated bid strategies and articulating the solution in clear, concise and compelling response, supported by evidence
  • Creation of written content for a range of simple through to more complex tender submissions
  • Developing forms, templates and collateral to streamline tender preparation and improve submission quality
  • Liaise with business development, operational teams and other key stakeholders to anticipate and prepare for tender opportunities
  • Coordinate the review of completed tenders to ensure quality, management of risk and compliance with company requirements
  • Meet deadlines and quality expectations in document preparation and bid submission
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders

A bit about you

  • Excellent writing skills including the ability to generate technical, persuasive and creative writing techniques as needed
  • Bid writing and co-ordination experience within contract catering and soft services industry an advantage but not compulsory
  • An ability to multi-task and have an eye for detail, quality and presentation standards
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with multiple stakeholders (internal & external) with the ability to interface credibly with peers
  • Enthusiasm and drive to innovate and learn
  • Knowledge and experience in the overall Microsoft suite, InDesign experience desirable but not compulsory

Why work with Compass?

Compass Group is an organisation that's proud of its great people. We believe in the opportunity to recognise and develop great talent and offer many diverse opportunities for career advancement. Recognised as an employer of choice we also have an attractive benefits program including a competitive salary and incentive scheme, recognition programs including service and safety awards, team event days, site based benefits and company discounts.

We embrace equal opportunity and promote diversity. We actively encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, men and women of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation and People with Disability to apply.


Our people’s unique backgrounds, experience, and abilities are at the heart of our vibrant workforce. We strive to create workplaces that reflect the diverse communities that we serve, where everyone feels empowered and valued. By building diverse teams means we are creating inclusive environments for all our people and also those we connect with through our day to day operation. We welcome & encourage applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation, gender expressions, gender identity and people with disability.


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