Bid Writer

at Life Healthcare
Location Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category General
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



An exciting vacancy exists for two Bid Writers at Life Healthcare, Head Office in Dunkeld, JHB. Reporting into the Bid & Proposal Manager of EHS. The successful candidate will be responsible for completing & writing high quality quotes, proposal and tender responses in order for EHS to secure new business.


These documents are written in such a way that it clearly articulates our value proposition and the solution we are proposing for our clients.


This role will require the coordinating of our responses, maintaining a knowledge base of ‘standard’ answers & templates, as well as identifying ways to improve the quality, consistency and efficiency of the bid response process. To do this effectively, you will need to liaise with other teams and senior stakeholders to ensure submissions are made on time and to the required quality.


Ability to be extremely organised, dedicated and working with constant deadlines on multiple bids are critical factors to ensure success in this role.


Critical Outputs

Be able to lead bid project sessions with bid / proposal team members and key stakeholders

Be able to create, write and produce copy for all proposals, tenders and other sales material. Identify and re-work existing pre-written content, where required

Ability to produce high quality documents and collateral that is technically sound.

Ability to read tender documents and understand client requirements, then source information as per tender/proposal requirements to compile relevant content for submission.

Source, co-ordinate and effectively use Microsoft Office suite tools to ensure the visual standard of all documentation and presentation material is first class and eye-catching.

Work closely with Bid & Proposal Manager, Sales Team and Subject-Matter Experts to obtain and collate information for writing of Bid documents.

Deliver completed written proposal responses to the Bid & Proposal Manager against agreed RFP deadlines, escalating issues as required

Compile, edit, and proofread client proposals which contain technical content, ensuring that these are presented in a professional and concise manner.

Review and revise documents prepared by others and co-ordinate the preparation of those materials in a completed bid document

Co-ordinate the preparation of the bid ensuring that other contributors provide information on time to the correct standard answering the client’s needs.

Develop knowledge of business, its products and services by reading and reviewing previous bid and design documents and spending time with presales, technical and commercial functions

Effectively use computer-based document store and reference materials

Review and improve other customer materials and develop a consistent set of standards for other commercial functions to follow

Develop templates for all Proposal requirements and maintain a bank of standardised material

Able to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously whilst working with Bid Administrators.

Experience of working to brand guidelines

Understanding of commercial agreements, reviewing legal terms and conditions




3-5 years’ experience in proposal writing, content and copy creation and editing.

Demonstrable effective business writing skills

Degree or equivalent, highly advantageous

Excellent communication, written and oral, and presentation skills

Confident and accomplished in the use of Microsoft Office, experience with Adobe creative suite is advantageous.

Discipline in applying quality assurance and governance with excellent attention to detail.

A strong team player – able to engage other team members.

Strong time management / prioritisation skills - proactive in prioritising own workload and assigned areas of responsibility to others




Verbal & written communication and presentation

Problem-solving, analysis and judgement


Organising and coordinating

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Drive & energy

Excellence orientation

Ethical behaviour


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