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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
We are seeking to recruit a Head of Bid/Proposal Development to provide functional and direct team leadership to CPI’s Bid/Proposal Development team. The team remit spans influencing of funders to create suitable calls (national and regional) and then identify, develop and secure CRD funding required to support CPI’s technical capability development plans. You will lead an agile function to submit compelling, differentiated bids to secure funding against a well-managed pipeline of Order Intake target (to allow CPI Business Unit delivery against those orders) and monitor feedback to ensure continuous improvement to develop CPI bid/proposal capability and performance, to deliver CPI success.
You will lead the team to support end-to-end development of funding bids from influencing call creation via stakeholder engagements, consortium formation, then internal process control of bid/no-bid through to contract award and budget tracking. You will sustain collaborative relationships with partners and clients based upon trust, robust research and technical excellence to develop and maintain a sustainable funding pipeline. You will be responsible for bid governance and ensuring compliance with all relevant funding criteria prior to contract award.
The person we are seeking
We are looking for an outstanding leader who can demonstrate a substantial track record of developing teams which operate effectively within a matrix environment, who can manage the complexity and competing priorities of multi-offering business units and is skilled in understanding and maximising opportunities in the CR&D funding space. Candidates should be educated to at least degree level (or equivalent) in a science, engineering or business-related subject combined with an ability to manage and develop multi-disciplinary teams.
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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This role will require travel to CPI Sites
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.