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Head of Bids & Proposals

Location: Staffordshire Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery, Defence, Engineering Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Patrick Spurle

Job Title: Head of Bids and Proposals

Location: Staffordshire

Salary: £DOE - We are booking interviews next week! Please call or email for a slot

About Us:

As a recognized leader in maritime engineering, we are committed to delivering innovative solutions and pioneering projects that navigate the high seas of engineering excellence. Our dedication has earned us a strong reputation, and we're seeking a talented Head of Bids and Proposals to chart our course to new horizons.

The Role:

So, what will you be doing as a Head of Bids and proposals?

  • Lead the planning and execution of the overall proposal development effort, ensuring timely and accurate submissions.
  • Understand the strengths and skills gap of the proposal team, providing guidance and training in win theme development, proposal outlining, and writing.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with organic proposal teams
  • Assure the quality and compliance of deliverables to customers.
  • Develop and maintain the proposal management plan as the roadmap for proposal development.
  • Determine staffing needs and priorities of the capture team, focused on proposal development.
  • Lead the development of storyboards, RFP outlines, and compliance matrices.
  • Conduct and present PTW analysis.
  • Plan, participate in, or lead color team reviews using Shipley process.
  • Manage activities of section leads, writers/editors, and proposal coordinator.
  • Provide proposal development training in industry best practices.
  • Responsible for creating industry-leading proposal infrastructure using MS Teams and SharePoint.
  • Oversee proposal production and editing.
  • Arrange and lead gate reviews at appropriate levels

What are we looking for in our next Head of Bids and proposals?

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics.
  • Knowledge of relevant customer base, including NCHQ and DE&S/SDA/DNO.
  • Advanced degree or MBA.
  • Ability to understand, communicate, and market technology and product capability/offerings.
  • Track record of managing successful technical bids through to order placement.
  • Excellent technical report/proposal writing.
  • Willing to work out of normal business hours and time zone.
  • Proven track record of managing successful marketing campaigns for complex systems to government, navy, and prime contractors.
  • Experience in Signature Management and/or Naval Power Systems is a distinct advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and develop effective relationships with partners and suppliers.
  • Degree qualified - Engineering or Technical Degree (distinct advantage) or equivalent competency and experience.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Experience in managing complex, high-value bids and proposals.

My client is keen to get this position filled ASAP, so if you feel you have the skills and desire to provide passion and drive as the next Head of Bids and Proposal, this is the opportunity for you!

So, if you are interested in joining a well-established, renowned, globally recognised organisation working with experts in their field as the next Head of Bids and Proposal, hit that apply button now!

Perks and Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary: Attractive compensation package based on experience and expertise.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Health, dental, and retirement plans to support your well-being.
  • Professional Growth: Opportunities for continuous learning and career advancement.
  • Cutting-Edge Projects: Engage in groundbreaking engineering projects that impact the industry.
  • Collaborative Environment: Work alongside industry experts in a dynamic and innovative setting.

How to Apply:

Ready to chart a course to success as a Head of Bids and proposals in the maritime engineering industry? Showcase your leadership and bid managementexpertise. Submit your updated resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and enthusiasm for joining our team.


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