Bid Proposal Development Manager

18 Sep 2018
16 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently looking for a Bid Proposal Development Manager to join an exciting Biotechnology Innovation Company based in the North East. As the Bids and Proposal Development Manager you will be supporting the development of project pipelines by collating information to create articulate and accurate Bids and Proposal in order to secure Research and Development funding.


Your duties as the Bid Proposal Development Manager will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Network using current and new contacts in order to build relationships with potential funding bodies and collaboration partners. You must also maintain an up to date knowledge of possible private and public funding sources / grants, e.g. Horizon 2020, Innovate UK, LEP, Welcome Trust and more.

2. Undertake robust due diligence of potential public bids and private proposals to ensure there is a sound business opportunity, and all risks have been identified.

3. Build, write and submit public and private bids and proposals which are compelling, articulate and accurate. These should be deliver to bid deadlines and within budget.

4. Liaise with Project Managers and Business Developers to transition wining bids into project initiation and ensure these and that budget and forecast reports are in place.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Bid & Proposals Manager we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree in a Science, Business or Technology degree such as Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry or Biotechnology.

2. Proven industry experience in operating within an open Innovation, Technology Transfer or Research and Development environment successfully writing and winning bid and proposals. Direct experience within Life Sciences, Biologics, Biopharma, Electronics, Environmental or Industrial Biotechnology is desirable.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with technical / scientific writing, editing and research, and assimilating information into clear business proposals.

Key Words: Bids Manager / Proposals Manager / Grant Application / Public Funding / Public Proposals / technical writing / Scientific writing / Biologics / Biopharmaceutical / Technology / Life Science / Open Innovation / Technology Transfer / Research and Development / Horizon 2020 / Innovate UK / Collaboration