Proposals Manager - Biotech

Proposals Manager - Biotech

Job Title: Proposals Manager - Biotech
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: Up to £45,000 D.o.E. plus excellent benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 16226 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 29, 2019 11:39

Job Description

James Hume is recruiting for a Project Manager to join a pioneering biotech who are pioneering an approach to streamline the discovery, development and production of cell & gene therapies.  They have a unique platform technology that enables them to engineer DNA using automated systems and is a core theme across all the services they offer.  They are now expanding because of the impact their technology is having plus the drive to bring other platforms to the market.  Thus, they need to recruit a Proposal Manager to help build the costings for their bespoke services managing the process from initiation to close out.

Job Summary

The purpose of the Proposals Manager is to develop complex costings for bespoke project proposals, working closely with the Business Development and Technical staff to collate the relevant information. You will be working as part of a wider commercial team and reporting to the Chief Operations Officer and working autonomously in this role.  You will manage the process from end to end by initiating and following up with the required team members and 3rd party vendors for budgets and study specific feedback to result in high quality proposal documents.

This is fast developing company with well laid out plans to continue to grow as their technology becomes increasing adopted across the sector and the UK, EU and US.  Meaning there is significant growth in the role with the idea that this role will contribute to this by suggesting ways to improve and help develop the strategy to do so.

Desired Expertise:

For this opportunity, you will need to have demonstrable experience of working in a similar position within the Biotech or Pharma Sector.  With the ability to build complex proposals for custom requirements and manage this process from end to end.  If you have experience of updating / creating cost models this is advantageous to your application but not essential.

The Company

The company are at the cutting edge of the use of the to streamline the discovery, development and production of biologics, cell & gene therapies.  They are going through a continued period of expansion due to the demand of their services from industry as well as after entering some major longstanding partnerships.  In addition to this they have other technologies under development after securing funding that will further enhance the portfolio of services they can offer.   They have an excellent culture where staff are all working closely together with the opportunity of rapid promotion as part of their culture and provide the chance to learn new skills.  In addition to the career path they are conscious of the work team members put in and because of this arrange regular events outside of work, away days and other events internally.

Their approach combines cutting edge use of bioinformatics taking advantage of algorithms and other tools that drive forward the rational designs of complex biological systems at the DNA level.  These are then assembled on their automated platform technology which enables them to develop systems for the discovery, engineering, and production of antibodies, viral vectors, packaging & production cell lines for lentivirus and AAV manufacture, CRISPR libraries and CRISPR engineering.