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Proposal Manager

Ref: VAC-17392
  • Salary: £43,000 + Bonus
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Region: South East
  • Location: Twickenham
  • Industry: Outsourcing
  • Discipline: Bid Manager
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a


Job Description

Our client, a leading logistics organisation, is seeking a confident Proposal Manager to deliver precise, compelling and successful proposals for new and current business opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:
• Assisting the Business Development and Accounts teams with the structure for and timely completion of detailed bid documents which will involve organising a bid team to produce and review each bid.
• Management and enforcement of sales qualification process
• Taking responsibility for and scheduling the appropriate tender response related internal activities, including kick-off and review meetings and required sign-offs.
• Producing project plans for all tenders and large proposals to ensure all interested parties (internal and external partners) are aware of their responsibilities and the timescales.
• Ensure that completed documents are produced and delivered on time, by tracking progress, identifying and resolving outstanding actions/ issues.
• Ensuring proposal procedures and best practice are adhered to and that the opportunity management process is adhered to.
• Proofreading, correcting and formatting documents.
• Reporting on overall bid progress and liaising with sales and operations to keep an up-to-date record of the stages of each tender and proposal submitted.
• Supporting the management of Government Procurement Frameworks, including leading application process for new Frameworks, and day to day management of current Frameworks the business is on
• Be prepared to work out of hours from time to time in order to meet client deadlines or other business related priorities.

Key Experience / Skills:
• Demonstrable experience in producing and managing successful bids
• Strong organisational skills and time management with experience of working to tight deadlines Experience of writing proposals and structured approaches to bid management using recognised methods
• People management skills at all levels including engagement with senior management
• Good team worker, reliable and able to establish a high degree of trust, rapport and cooperation with internal and external clients
• An attention to detail; maintaining and enhancing our high standards of delivery, quality and accuracy
• Excellent English language and communication skills; confident and articulate in all communications, i.e. face-to-face, telephone and written
• Self-motivated and self-disciplined; ability to cope with varying workloads and out-of-hours demands
• Applicants must be highly computer literate and experienced with standard MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio). Experience of desktop publishing applications and Microsoft Project is an advantage.
• Strong analytical skills & ability to proactively challenge bid strategies
• Comparable experience within a sales environment

Should this position be of interest, please contact Tanya Smith on 0208 164 0651/