Bid Proposal Development Manager x 2

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£40,000 - £52,000 per annum
Full-time - Permanent Full-time - Fixed term
Bid Development
20 Jun 2021 - 23:59
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CPI in a nutshell

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

CPI is looking to recruit a Bid Proposal Development Manager to help develop successful funding proposals for collaborative R&D and innovation projects. You will be required to identify new opportunities for projects and suitable sources of funding, taking overall responsibility for building consortia and submitting proposals for funding. You will be working with external partners from industry and academia and internal teams across CPI, including technical, strategic marketing, finance, project management and legal. The role will require you to develop scientific, commercial, strategic, financial and economic cases for proposals. You will be expected to ensure that proposals are accurate, compliant, articulate and compelling and work towards challenging financial targets. You will work within a small, fast paced Bids and Proposals team and must be able to adapt quickly to new technology areas. 

The specific role will be to support the development of collaborative projects based on CPI’s Biotechnology or Formulation capabilities. Projects will address needs of diverse markets including Food & Feed, Agritech, FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Automotive and Energy. You will also be required to understand and incorporate CPI’s broader marketing offering, including capabilities in Biologics, Medicines Manufacturing, Healthcare Photonics, and Electronics.

The person we are seeking

You will be educated to degree level in a science, technology, engineering or business discipline, ideally with knowledge of application development relating to Biotechnology and Chemical Processing and/​or Formulation. Additional post graduate qualifications and/​or experience of working in a relevant industrial sector would be advantageous. You must have a strong commercial awareness supported with excellent writing skills and the technical credibility to build relationships with partners in industry and academia. The ideal candidate should have a strong attention to detail, excellent editing and proofing skills and be comfortable working on multiple projects to tight deadlines. You will be an excellent team player who is able to quickly establish sustainable and professional relationships both internally and externally. You should ideally have a proven track record in developing innovative R&D projects and securing funding within a relevant technology area or market. Previous experience developing funding proposals for Innovate UK or H2020 funding would be desirable.

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 33 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

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Additional information

One role is permanent, the other is fixed term for 12 months.

CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

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