Proposals Manager - Biotech

Proposals Manager - Biotech

Job Title: Proposals Manager - Biotech
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: J16226a
Contact Name: James Hume
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Job Published: June 12, 2019 11:50

Job Description

Are you a commercially astute Biotech professional with a background in Proposals? An exciting new role has arisen with a leading biotechnology business in Oxford who develop novel approaches for the discovery, development and production of cell & gene therapies. We are looking for a Proposal Manager who can support the Business Development function in the creation and project management of customised, competitive proposals with new and existing collaborative partners.

This is a permanent role with an excellent salary and industry-leading benefits package. Based on the Oxford Science Park, you will join a supportive and fast-paced team environment within a business that offers genuinely exciting career development opportunities. Full details will be provided on application.

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:

The successful candidate will need to have demonstrable experience of working in a similar position within the Biotech or Pharma Sector. You will need to have the ability to build complex proposals for custom requirements and manage this process from end to end, being mindful of different cost models. If you have experience of updating / creating cost models this is advantageous to your application but not essential if you have transferable expertise.

The Company

This company is at the cutting edge of the use of innovative synthetic biology 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 all work closely together with the opportunity of rapid promotion as part of their culture and provide the chance to learn new skills.  In addition to providing strong career paths they are conscious of the work team members put in; and because of this they arrange regular events outside of work, away days and other events internally.

The company’s 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. In your role you will work closely with scientific and commercial teams in order to provide creative and forward-thinking proposals to clients.