Bid Writer – Contractor – Sydney

About the Role

* Join Australia’s leading tender team

* Work on exciting projects with diverse clients

* Long-term relationship opportunity

* Sydney-based with potential for travel.

Aurora Marketing is renowned as Australia’s leading team of tender experts. We are a special forces unit of strategists, marketers, writers, project managers and creatives who work with our top tier clients on the most significant projects in the country, ranging from infrastructure, to defence and a range of other interesting sectors.

We are looking for impressive and capable people to join our team for the long haul and help us win more tenders for our clients. Ideally, you will have a strong background in communications, marketing, business development or business management, and excellent skills in rapport building, negotiation, verbal communication and professional writing. Qualifications in fields such as engineering, science, finance or law will be a bonus. You need the ability to work with a broad team of technical experts to analyse a tender’s requirements and help them develop a compelling, persuasive and competitive proposal in response.

To fit within our team, you’ll need to share our core values of reliability, quality, passion, persistence and tenacity, and you’ll need a ‘can do’, ‘whatever it takes’, ‘I’ve got this’ attitude. Workload is variable and there is no guarantee of volume of work, so our ideal team members have their own freelancing businesses in non-competitive areas, but have the capacity to ramp up on intensive engagements with us that might last for several weeks or even months. We are looking for hard working, dedicated, ‘boots and all’ people who love a challenge and love to succeed.

Here’s what we need in this role:
  • Excellent writing skills including the ability to blend technical, persuasive and creative writing techniques as needed
  • Capability to think strategically and analytically to develop a tender proposal that has the competitive edge
  • The ability to engage with technical and professional team members to help them develop their response and challenge them to go beyond ‘business as usual’
  • Passion for your work and the ability to thrive under pressure, including performing at your best when working an average of 10 hour days while on the engagement.This work can be very lucrative and rewarding. If you have what it takes and are curious to know more, click apply now.

"After more than two decades working in a variety of marketing and communications roles, I came into tender writing almost by accident.  After my first role with Aurora Marketing as a bid whip on a major project, I discovered I loved the competitive challenge of working with a client on developing a winning bid strategy."

Kerri Anderson - Bid Whip

"I've worked for Aurora on and off over the last 10 years. It's been a very welcoming experience, with highly professional staff, all driven to excel and cater first and foremost for our clients' needs. Although we all work across Australia, in a decentralised manner, you never feel alone; it's comforting knowing you have a team of experts to support you when needed."

Michelle Jacobs - Bid Writer

There is an inspiring focus on growth and development within the team, both in terms of business opportunities and in terms of individual training and personal development. The beauty of working with Aurora is in being part of a very close and supportive core team that works on an exciting and diverse range of large-scale, often city-shaping projects.

Kylie Brown - Bid Whip

"I've worked for Aurora on and off over the last 10 years. It's been a very welcoming experience, with highly professional staff, all driven to excel and cater first and foremost for our clients' needs. Although we all work across Australia, in a decentralised manner, you never feel alone; it's comforting knowing you have a team of experts to support you when needed."

Brooke Fossey - Bid Whip

Aurora is the most dynamic and rewarding company I have ever worked with – which is why I am still her after a decade! What I have learned throughout this time, I could never have learned in any one organisation. The work is ever changing because of the nature of the tenders and clients we work with, but regardless of this, Aurora is always consistent in professionalism, approach and delivery.

Alisa Cork - Bid Whip

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