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Bid/Proposal Writer (Lead Technical Writer) - Virtual

Virtual UK, London, United Kingdom

Solution Strategy

Job Description

We’re changing how people think about health and care. We have passion for new ideas that are changing the world by the minute. Cerner has been improving health care IT for more than 30 years. We strive to deliver value in all we do, and support organisations to deliver the quadruple aim of healthcare. Our technology supports health care systems, hospitals, GPs and community services to be the best they can be and to deliver connected, safe care. We’re leading the industry on enabling the shift from reactive care, to proactive population health management through big data intelligence.

We offer the opportunity to be a key member of an established Sales team driving the continued success of Cerner in the delivery of healthcare technology. Harnessing the value of data and technology to improve safety and efficiency, your writing will describe the engagement of health and care providers in the delivery of care – within hospitals and across broader communities. You will be a key member of an established and high performing team comprising sales, product, technical and marketing experts that collectively provide the most effective and targeted responses to high value and high complexity written and presented bid responses.

As a Lead Technical Writer, your main objective will be to ensure Cerner’s solutions are described and expressed in a compelling manner and consistent voice in the completion of documentation created by Cerner in response to public sector procurements, RFIs and RFPs; primarily in the UK &Ireland, but occasionally in other global markets. You will be responsible for articulating Cerner’s offers in a clear voice, one that our future clients will find convincing and credible. Your written content will reflect an understanding of the aims, objectives and needs of the prospect client and engage them with succinct and carefully chosen language that articulates the value of Cerner’s proposed offerings. It should create a consistent narrative across content that may draw from multiple stakeholders within Cerner’s business. Written responses should always recognise the value that Cerner’s clients have realised through use of Cerner products and services, drawing upon contemporary and relevant case studies and content where appropriate.

As a Lead Technical Writer you will gain a quick understanding of the client’s vision, goals and motivations underpinning any procurement exercise through a thorough review of the bid documentation. You will establish effective relationships with internal stakeholders in providing content and knowledge for a bid – from the bid management team, the sales leaders and the subject matter experts within Cerner. You will be creating concise, honest, consistent and engaging content in a Cerner voice; including adherence and improvements to Cerner’s in-house style guidance and ensure that each proposal question is dissected, understood and fully responded to, taking into account the client specification and corresponding Cerner capabilities.
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Because It's Personal

Time: 2:57

Sales, Marketing & Strategy

Whether your strength lies in sales, relationship management, marketing or strategy, you will be driving positive change by communicating the value of solutions that help solve the world’s most complex health challenges.

About Sales, Marketing & Strategy

Additional Information

Virtual Eligible Job NO
Relocation Assistance Available for this Job: No


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Technical Communication, English or related field, or equivalent, relevant work experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience in technical documentation
Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least 4 years' experience in proposal writing, preferably within health care
  • Writing abilities and English language skills
  • Advanced MS Word skills and proficient in MS Office tools
  • Ability to convert relevant technical description into plain, coherent English
  • Understanding of UK/EU public sector procurement regulations and the corresponding tender processes used to purchase goods and services
  • Ability to coach sales teams in persuasive writing and proposal best practice

  • Willing to work additional or irregular hours as needed and allowed by local regulations
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned
  • Successful completion of a writing assessment conducted during the interview process

All employees must be legally authorized to work in the country where the position is located. Work visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.
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