Proposals Manager

Location: Birmingham

About Colas Ltd

Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.

About the Role

You will develop and implement high quality and effective bid writing strategies and solutions to support the successful bidding of long-term contracts for the business across the UK. You’ll manage the proposals team and provide support to the technical solutions team and wider business specialists as required.

You’ll oversee the effective management of the bid writing process for all opportunities and ensure collaboration and support is provided from the operational business units to produce persuasive and compliant submissions at prequalification and tender stages; and to oversee the implementation and maintenance of effective reporting protocols for all submission outcomes including the update and review of relevant processes and procedures including lessons learnt.

As a senior member of the team you will work closely with stakeholders including Operational Managers, Commercial Managers, Business Managers and other operational personnel to develop solutions for pre-qualification and tender submissions, and to ensure that they represent maximum benefit to the client.

You could be based anywhere in the UK but being able to get to Leeds, Birmingham or Rowfant as a base when needed would help.

About you

To be successful in this role, it’s likely you bring extensive experience in successfully performing a proposal management role within an airfields/highway /civil engineering sectors or associated industries, ideally at a senior level. You’ll be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the bid management processes.

You’ll have a demonstrable record in providing a good understanding of operational and technical considerations in determining effective solutions to support strategic bidding opportunities. And you’ll understand the commercial and legal issues that need to be considered when bidding opportunities.

Excellent communication skills are essential, of course along with the ability to think and prioritise strategically. Excellent time management and organisational skills are required along with a flexible working attitude

You undoubtedly can lead, motivate, develop and inspire others and be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines. You’ll think creatively and provide innovative solutions.

Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.

Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.

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