Proposal Manager

Location: Any Starion office Bath, United Kingdom Location: Application deadline: 30 August 2024 Reference number: 2150
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Are you looking for a new opportunity to take your career to a higher orbit? To join an international group with a successful track record in Space Engineering? A job adapted to your career ambitions and in which you could have an impact for the years to come?

We are looking for a Proposal/Bid Manager to be based preferably at our office in Bath, UK. We offer a hybrid working policy between home and office. Alternatively the role is also available to be based at any of our other offices around Europe.

The position will be key to providing a professional and administrative service to the Bid Management and Business Development Teams with regards to preparation and submission of proposals.

The key person will work closely with the other members of the bid team along with other operational and commercial functions across the company’s international offices. The position reports to the Director of Sales and Proposal Management.

Tasks and activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Managing the end-to-end bid preparation, by taking responsibility in producing proposals, from a positive Bid/No-Bid Result up to submission, in compliance with company highest quality and standards.
  • Working with the Bid Management and Business Development Teams to ensure all reviews are scheduled effectively and compliance with the company’s bid and sales processes.
  • Ensuring timescales are achieved at each step of the process, including all internal governance, while taking the initiative in setting realistic deadlines.
  • Organizing and participating in bid reviews to assess the bid’s progress and suggesting appropriate actions.
  • Liaising with other key stakeholders, typically sales, resource management, recruitment, HR, marketing, product teams, finance, commercial, legal and project management / delivery, both within the company and from commercial partners, for obtaining and assisting with information necessary for submission.
  • Interviewing internally identified staff with the aim of collecting technical content to be inserted in the proposals, rephrasing, and re-organizing the content when applicable, and scheduling follow-up meetings with the staff for further refinement.
  • Integrating the technical inputs with further content mainly extracted from reference documentation or past applicable proposals.
  • Coordinating and circulating related correspondence and feedback.
  • Working towards tight deadlines and short time scales and being willing/able to work overtime if needed, mainly close to proposal submission.

Skills and experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • University Degree or equivalent in Telecommunication, Aerospace, Computer Science, Cybersecurity or a relevant field to the company’s main business line.
  • At least 5 years proven experience in bid management, technical writing, technical reporting and requirement management.
  • Extensive experience in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Time Management and ability to work overtime when required.
  • Ability to synthesize written content from diverse and concurrent sources.
  • Attention to details, excellent proofreading/editing skills, writing skills, and verbal communication skills.
  • Desire to work both autonomously and as part of a team, in an international multicultural environment.
  • Solution oriented mindset, with a customer focused communication skill.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.

The following skills and experience would be highly desirable:

  • Experience in MS Teams, MS SharePoint, Salesforce
  • Working experience in / knowledge of the Space environment, preferably Earth Observation.
  • ITIL certification.
  • Background/experience in Sales and/or Legal.
  • Experience in risk assessment and project management.

Why should you apply?

  • You will have the opportunity to work within leading space organisations across Europe.
  • We encourage everyone to think outside the box and to push the boundaries of traditional knowledge. This role is an opportunity to join a forward-thinking company and allows for a deeper understanding of the industry.
  • To be part of a company that values integrity, inspiration, care and collaboration.
  • Benefits include: competitive remuneration packages; unique career opportunities, including working in other countries; access to training and development programmes; flexible relocation support.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, all genders, LGBTQ+ individuals and ex-service personnel.

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