Person, Plant, Produce, Food, Vegetable, Lunch, Meal, Bean

Proposal Writer

  • 583291
  • Sydney CBD
  • Perth
  • Business Development
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Full Time

Compass Group is a global organisation, focussed in the catering industry, and locally employs approximately 10,000 people nationally across more than 600 sites.

A Day in the Life

As Proposal Coordinator for our growing Urban business , you will work closely with our Business Development and Innovation teams in developing compelling proposals that reflect the key messages of our customer focussed and competitive operational deliverables. This role can be based in Sydney or Melbourne. Our business is all about tailored and innovative catering solutions where creativity, presentation and trend forecasting is key. It is essential that this creative tone underpins our solutions and submissions and that this is relatable for you. Working with our dynamic team, 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 in addition to creating other business development material. The role will see you working in a high-volume environment where short-turn arounds are necessary - so the creation of presentations, responding to unsolicited proposals and preparing for pitches will be nothing new to you. We are keen to hear from you if you have proven document management skills, can juggle several tasks at once and thrive on compressed deadlines and timelines!

Key Duties

  • Understanding key client drivers and associated bid strategies and articulating the solution in a clear, concise and compelling response, supported by evidence
  • Developing forms, templates and collateral to streamline tender preparation and improve submission quality
  • Liaise with bid management, business development and 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

 The Person

  • Bid writing, graphic design and co-ordination experience in high volume or on large complex bids within contract catering and soft services industry an advantage
  • Experience working on a range of opportunities (EOIs, RFPs, pitches/presentations etc.) is desirable
  • Proven experience in writing successful proposals with excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge and experience in the overall Microsoft suite including InDesign
  • 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

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.

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