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Proposal Manager

Location: Derby, ENG, GB

Proposal Manager-TEMA-UKDY01817549


Bombardier Transportation is a global engineering company that’s shaping the evolution of mobility. We have a rich heritage behind us, but it’s our innovative approach that puts us at the forefront of our industry. At the heart of everything are our employees and our suppliers, with whom mobility truly begins. Bombardier Transportation is committed to developing innovative solutions to move people within and between cities across the globe. As the process of global urbanisation expands and accelerates, Bombardier aims to significantly grow its Services business to build upon its industry leading maintenance and operations portfolio. This growth demands agile, flawless introduction and execution of our Service contracts.

We are currently looking to recruit a Proposal Manager for our site in Derby.


You will be responsible for the creation and on-time delivery of high quality proposals that respond directly and accurately to the requirements of our customers, which supports Bombardier’s efforts in winning good business. This role coordinates the team who are responsible for creating inputs to go into our proposals and pre-qualification responses. In addition, the role is responsible for writing new material which showcases Bombardier’s abilities and experiences, developing the strategy for the proposal in conjunction with sales and bids personnel through the use of storyboarding techniques and, at times, presenting our proposals to the customer. Commercial value of proposals managed and created ranges between 1 million euros – 2 billion euros.

Your Tasks

Write new material to a high level of quality and deliver it in a timely manner

Understanding the requirements of the customer, normally stated within the ITT, and developing the most appropriate strategy and proposal structure to respond to these requirements, including generation of appropriate storyboards

Undertake all planning activities and lead all personnel involved in the creation of proposal material, and ensure that they deliver their contributions to a high level of quality and in a timely manner

Catalogue all old proposals within the knowledge repository and actively investigate process improvements in order to increase efficiency

Co-ordinate the production of the proposal, including defining / designing the look and feel of the proposal


Your Qualifications

- Proficient English required
- Bachelor degree (Engineering, Business or equivalent would be an advantage)

- Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) training or certification preferred, but not mandatory.

- Very good tendering experience is a preferred, excellent previous relevant experience within a proposal environment.

- Experience working in a cross-functional, multi-cultural environment is a must

- Strong experience in projects management, contracts, sales, manufacturing or procurement.

- Excellent analytical and communication skills, with the ability to adapt to a target audience across all organizational levels.

- Broad knowledge of MS Office(particularly Word and Excel), Adobe Acrobat, Visio, and some database.

- Experience in stakeholder management and coaching.

Posting date: 04.10.2018

Closing date: 03.11.2018

Number of working hours: 37

Competitive salary package

Together we move.

Job: Project/Program Management
Primary Location: GB-ENG-Derby
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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