Bid Writer

Company: FBMC Benefits Management


Contact Person: Kyla Heap

Application Deadline: May 6, 2014


Description: FBMC Benefits Management, Inc. (FBMC), an industry leader for over 35 years, provides comprehensive employee benefits management. FBMC affords employers customized solutions, including: brokerage of voluntary/core products, benefits education and communications, enrollment management, and administrative and compliance services. It partners with only “best in industry” insurance providers with A- and above ratings. FBMC is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, with on-site client field offices throughout the United States.

The Bid Writer is responsible for monitoring the bid services, identifying qualifying RFPs, coordinating with respective functional areas, creating the response and exhibits, and submission of RFPs.
Duties: • Assume all responsibility for the analysis of RFPs received through the bid service, procurement offices, entity websites or other sources, leading strategy and pricing discussions, writing the bid response, preparing exhibit and form preparation.
• Serve as the liaison to the procurement office.
• Review and analyze assigned RFPs and make bid or no bid recommendation (according to CRM protocols.)
• Input RFPs in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
• Responsible for complying with all “ownership” responsibilities as outlined on the RFP Checklist including the hand-off transition to Client Services for all wins.
• For every opportunity the Position owns, he or she must research and write a detailed Win/Loss Analysis (after contract is awarded) per the established protocols and submit it to the Team Manager.
• Assist with other bid assembly as needed.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standard of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by the manager.


Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Journalism, Business Administration, Business Management, Public Relations, Marketing, Risk Management, or English/Writing and four years related work experience and/or training. Knowledge of industry along with strong interpersonal, sales and oral & written communication skills. Degree may be substituted by relevance of work experience.

Language Ability:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

Math Ability:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Sant, CRM, Access, PowerPoint and Roxio. Internet research. Must be able to type at least 40 cwpm.

Certificates and Licenses:
Florida Life & Health Licensure is preferred.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Peripheral vision.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Some travel to pre-bid conferences and finalist presentations.

Work Hours:
Monday – Friday; Flex hours between 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with at least 30 minutes for lunch and not more than a 90 minute lunch. Overtime frequently required.

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Job Originally Posted on: Monday, March 24, 2014