Proposal Manager

We are recruiting

Proposal Manager

LOCATION: Office based at Amber Court, 51 Church Street, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HT
HOURS: 37.5 hrs per week, Monday to Friday

About the role

Hickton Quality Control is the UK’s largest provider of Clerk of Works services. Based within
our Head Office in South Yorkshire, we require an ambitious and organised individual to
manage all client enquiries and potential opportunities from inception to the contract
renewal strategy stage.

We pride ourselves on winning bids based on the quality of our service and therefore your
role will include creating and maintaining a bid library of high-quality documents including
company project experience credentials, formatted CV’s, capability statements and bespoke
qualitative information tailored to deliver each clients specific requirements.

We strongly believe in continuous development and will encourage the successful applicant
to dedicate time to collate feedback and pro-actively use this information to create and
implement improved strategy to maintain and boost our success rate.

As Proposal Manager you will be responsible for ensuring that all Group proposals
are fully executed, from start to finish, in a timely manner.

The role will enable the successful applicant to be involved with many exciting, prestigious,
large scale construction tenders and be part of a welcoming and professional team.

Desirable attributes

+ Experience of working to multiple deadlines
+ Experience of managing multi- workstream opportunities
+ Creative problem-solving
+ Excellent organisational skills
+ Strong leadership skills
+ Enthusiastic and driven to succeed
+ Strong commercial awareness
+ Negotiation skills
+ Excellent attention to detail
+ Strong interpersonal skills
+ A multitasker

Roles and responsibilities

+ Managing and contributing to the preparation and submission of Group DPS’s, PQQ’s, tenders, capability studies and associated documents.

+ Preparing and submitting proposals and budgets in cooperation with internal team.

+ Handling timely submission of applications (digital and physical) in accordance with client stipulations, ensuring quality assurance processes are adhered to.

+ Co-ordination of tenders through full bid lifecycle from Bid/No-Bid through to customer negotiation and Contract Award.

+ Maintain customer/client contact to discuss their needs and any issues, ongoing processes, as well attendance at necessary meetings.

+ Responding to all tender and framework agreement enquiries including Customer issue escalation and resolution as and when required.

+ Working with a variety of bid team members to collate, coordinate and review responses, ensuring timely completion and full compliance with tender requirements.

+ Collating the input of team contributions to create a coherent and well-structured final tender.

+ Ensuring the proposal is consistent in style, language and approach in line with company requirements.

+ Production of presentations in relation to proposals and associated meetings and interviews.

+ Working to continuously improve all aspects of the work winning process including pre qualifications, bids and presentation materials.

+ Responsible for transferring knowledge from the tendering team to the resource team, verifying the tender and achieving scope stability and a robust handover.

+ Supporting and contributing to the development of the central information library, including corporate CVs.

+ Supporting the development of relationships with new and existing clients

This job description only contains the main duties relating to this post and does not describe in detail
all the duties required to carry them out, and there will be an expectation that the post holder will
carry out other duties that reasonably fall within the general nature of the level of responsibility of
the post. The responsibilities contained within this job description are subject to annual review and
may need to be adjusted in line with service developments.

Why join our group?


Hickton Group comprises several individual businesses. Group structure continues our ambition to be a leading multi-disciplinary provider of quality inspection and consultancy services in the construction sector. Being part of the Group means that there is a coordinated approach to Commercial Business, Marketing, Resourcing, Finance, Business Support, Operations and Corporate Governance, to provide technical excellence and exceptional service to our clients. This provides greater opportunities to work for a larger Group of companies, giving you continuous growth in your development plans and careers. 

We employ people who embrace and deliver our core Group values: Quality, Client Focus, Honesty, Integrity, Competency, Teamwork, Development, Accountability and Exceptional Service. 

If this sounds like a team that you would like to be part of, in return we will provide the following: 

Competitive salary
Health cover
Enhanced employer pension contributions
Holiday accrual scheme

Hickton Quality Control

Amber Court
51 Church Street
South Yorkshire
S74 8HT



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