Proposals Manager

Location Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Job Type Executive
Salary £50000 - 60000 per year 10% bonus + 6% pension + healthcare + life insurance + immediate start
Contact Ajay Bhella
Call 07827 918 324
Reference 12092633/23

Proposals Manager


  • £50,000 - £60,000
  • 10% bonus
  • Pension 6% employer, health care and life insurance
  • Immediate start available


Your location: Oxfordshire


My client is a leading manufacturer of automation and capital solutions where they design and manufacture large-scale, high-value and capital turnkey engineering solutions throughout the UK.


If you have a passion for managing a proposals department whilst working on high-value complex solutions over £25m each, then I have a great opportunity for a Proposals Manager to join a UK leading engineering business, where you will be required to support and develop the existing proposals team.


This company is offering the successful Proposals Manager a structured and bespoke training program with plenty of opportunities to progress.


If you are an experienced Proposals Manager or work in a related role and interested in working for one of the UK’s fastest-growing business, then please contact Ajay Bhella by emailing your CV to


The Proposals Manager will perform the following duties:


  • Overall management of the proposals department and the effective and efficient management of personnel
  • Managing of all personnel – 1-2-1s, performance reviews, objective setting, appraisal and annual performance management
  • Overall accountability of up to 10 enquires at any one time ranging from £1m - £100m each in value
  • Accountable for the delivery of all new and existing proposals firstly by working as part of the leadership team to evaluate bids
  • Coordinate the proposal activities related to RFI, RFT and RFQ and approve the scope of works
  • Analyse contract requirements and terms of conditions as well as identifying pre-bid agreements to be completed
  • Manage the entire production of the bid process related to proposals, presales design, estimating, bid management, budgets, programmes and work closely with business units across the UK
  • Labour resource management and allocating resources – manage the interface with internal and external partners
  • Approve the cost estimates, labour and material required to complete the project and to assist in the contract negotiation
  • Document management - to create complex project handover documentation for the project teams


The successful Proposals Manager will have a combination of the following:


  • Experienced in managing a proposals department with a track record in people management
  • A background in managing a proposals department within high-value capital engineering solutions
  • A suitable engineering qualification albeit experience is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with high attention to detail
  • A full EU driving licence


The benefits:


  • You will be working for an organisation focused on sustainable growth
  • A structured and defined training plan and career path
  • Autonomy to drive improvements in the proposals department
  • An excellent remuneration package


How to apply:


Please click “apply” or for further information please email me an up to date copy of your CV to


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