Proposals Manager

Job Details
  • 4218
  • Cetix
  • Rotherham
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • In the region of £40,000 to £60,000 level dependent on experience

Proposals Manager / Bids Manager

Whether you’re an Estimating Engineer looking to take the next step in your career, or perhaps you are an experienced Proposals Manager seeking a new challenge, this is a superb career opportunity to lead a small team and work with our Sales Team and Project Engineers to ensure we present outstanding solutions on time, every time to our customers.

The Company

Cetix has created a centre of excellence for delivering Software, Hardware and Turnkey engineered solutions to blue-chip customers. We have ambitious plans, and our vision is to offer all our clients the very best technology and system solutions to meet the most challenging process requirements. We offer a complete project lifecycle service, from initial design concept and specification through to software and hardware delivery, commissioning, and support and maintenance.

We are seeking a Proposals Manager to join our team and help propel our growth strategy, as we continue with our ambitious plans.

The Proposals Manager / Bids Manager role

As the Proposals Manager, you’ll prepare and submit winning bids, quotes and tenders, identifying and recommending actions to optimise profit and minimise risk, ensuring all proposals are submitted in such a way as to clearly explain the benefits of the solution to the customer to maximise the chances of success for Cetix. Your duties will include, although not be limited to:

  • Managing customer pre-qualification processes, working with the Operations and HSEQ Manager to provide appropriate customer responses
  • Managing our Bid Teams to ensure that a complete bid is ready on time, specifically addressing all customer queries, concerns and requirements
  • Working with sales colleagues, engineers and other Bid Team members to ensure proposals are carefully prepared, completed and reviewed
  • Following up proposals with customers to gain feedback and understanding
  • Carrying out agreed client site visits to inform and develop bid opportunities

What will I need to be considered for this Proposals Manager / Bids Manager vacancy?

You will have a high level of personal integrity and will delight in seeing your hard work pay off in the form of bids won and the achievement and success of your team and the wider Cetix organisation.

You will need to be structured, organised, diligent and hardworking, with the following experience:

  • Proven track record of proposals management and conversion of tenders in B2B sales, securing business from customers within either energy and utilities or other industrial sectors
  • Experience working with commercial, engineering and project teams to put together comprehensive and appropriate solutions that engage customers with the first pass
  • An excellent appreciation of tendering for both Engineering Design and Delivery Projects, and Technical Services such as Support and Consultancy
  • Commercial awareness, with an understanding and recognition of risk factors from both client and supplier viewpoints
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

The Package

As the Proposals Manager, you’ll receive a salary in the region of £40,000 to £60,000, with the level dependent on experience and qualifications. You will also benefit from a pension scheme, health insurance, death in service cover as part of a generous benefits package.

You’ll be employed on a permanent contract, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Location: Rotherham (South Yorkshire). 10 minutes from M1 or M18.

More about us:

We have over 30 employees working from the office in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. We are a close-knit team and we pride ourselves on a welcoming and friendly working environment, where everyone has a voice and the opportunity to make their mark. We believe firmly that our simple management structure allows us to be highly responsive and flexible to risks, opportunities and customer needs.

All applications for this Proposals Manager / Bids Manager (Engineering) vacancy are to be submitted online.

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