Proposal/Tender Writer

Short Job Description: 

An 'incubator' that provides business support for enthusiastic, growth-hungry entrepreneurs is looking for a Proposal/Tender Writer.  This is half-day role based in office and is an initial 3 month contract.

Where will the candidate work from, if not home based? (Town/Suburb or state work-from-home): 
Sandton, Gauteng
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Part-time hours
Main area of expertise for this position: 
Required Qualification: 
Relevant Qualification
Required computer program skills: 
MS Office (Excel & PowerPoint)
Estimated hours (state hours per day or week): 
22.5 hours per week
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R15k - R18.5k per month
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Monday, August 12, 2019
Full Job Description: 

Vacancy Listing: Proposal and Tender Writer – Half Day

Location: Sandton

Lob Level: Intermediate

Job Type: Contract – 3-6 Months


Remuneration: R8K – R15K

Travel Requirement: Yes

Reference: Proposal and Tender Writer– Half Day


What are we looking for?

We are currently on the lookout for an intermediate level Proposal and Tender Writer to support our Proposal and Tender Coordinator. A super talented, open minded, self-motivated, out of the box thinking type of person to join our amazing team (initial 3 - 6 month contract)

What does a Proposal and Tender Writer do?

The Proposal and Tender Writer is responsible for coordinating our end-to-end proposal and tender campaigns and enabling us to fulfil on our tendering strategy. You would be a strong business writer and editor, with extremely good organisational and administrative skills, helping to improving the volume and quality of our Sales Proposal and Tender and helping us to win business and impact the lives of entrepreneurs in South Africa and beyond. You would also help to ensure that all the background processes that underpin organised and effective bidding are in place and running smoothly. This role is a crucial component of the overall sales engagement process.




What kind of person makes a good Proposal and Tender Writer?

A highly creative and innovative individual with a positive attitude and ability to laugh at oneself is vital. You must be open minded and truly be able to think out of the box. You must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be highly analytical. The ideal candidate should be meticulous with an eye for detail, be deadline driven with a love for a high pace working environment.

The ability to prioritise, is business critical, and be flexible and adaptive to a fast-paced environment with the ability to multitask and be able to travel nationally. 




What are the minimum requirements I need?

  • Proven copy-editing experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal)
  • Recent experience relating to private and/or public sector tender processes (bid analysis, preparation and submission)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Creativity and drive
  • Degree level qualification 
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of sales process an advantage
  • Highly organized, process oriented and deadline driven
  • Ability to multitask
  • Willingness to learn
  • Proactivity and willingness to roll up sleeves and work overtime if the deadline requires it
  • Competence in administrative work 
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Driver’s license and own vehicle.


** All applications to be accompanied by a portfolio of copywriting skills


Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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