Senior Proposal Manager - SC Cleared

New Malden
Job Type:
Business Transformation
Job reference:
24 days ago

Title: Senior Proposal Manager

Location: New Malden

Rate: £600 - £900 per day

Duration: 3 Months

Note: The successful candidate must hold active SC Clearance


Our mission is to solve the most complex challenges by shaping the technology and solutions of tomorrow. We call it Defining Possible.

This mind-set goes beyond our customer solutions; it's the foundation for your career development and the impact we have within the community. So, what's your possible?


This is more than just a job; it's a mission.

As a Senior Proposals Manager, you are responsible for the 'Bid Engine', with direct oversight and control of the proposal process supporting the Capture Manager and bid teams in delivering successful tenders, and operating from the Pre-Proposal Preparation phase through to Post-Submittal of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP).

You will be responsible for bids in the fields of next generation Air Force, cyber security, ISR, Communications, Radar and Command and Control, ranging from small study or research openings to significant size and scale multi-£m, multi-year deals.

Our UK Defence business is a Sovereign software and systems centre of excellence. As well as developing and supporting UK wide and internationally deployed multi-domain command and control systems, our work is critical to the modern backbone of the Royal Navy. We pioneer - with fierce curiosity, dedication, and innovation, we seek to solve the world's most challenging problems.

You will be joining an established, energized, collaborative and supportive business development team who are focused on delivering growth for our customers and stakeholders at a time where we are experiencing unprecedented growth.


  • Lead the Proposals team, developing, coaching and managing performance to achieve team objectives, whilst also leading individual teams of appointed specialists coming together for a particular opportunity
  • Drive the ultimate generation of all capture proposals, outlining the proposal structure as required by the Request For Proposal (RFP), setting the schedule and allocation of section / contribution responsibilities to the relevant subject matter expert
  • Continuously monitor progress and content of inputs to ensure that the RFP requirements are being suitably answered, the content is of suitable quality and coherence across the submission
  • Establish and develop the tools and techniques to continuously enhance the quality of our bid submissions, assessing market best practice and its applicability in order to support the evolution of our competitive bid approaches
  • Develop and own the internal stakeholder management process for each submission
  • Research and analyse historical data and project experience to support proposal efforts

Your Experience:

  • 10+ Years experience within bid writing
  • Previous experience in supporting pre-proposal operations and delivering successful tenders
  • Previous defence experience is essential
  • Ability to coach, manage and mentor bid teams
  • Experience in managing and improving bid processes
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication
  • Active SC Clearance

Please apply to the position to be contacted by an Experis Consultant. Please note, if you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may not be contacted.

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