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Leeds, United Kingdom
JOB #R2100334

Proposal Manager

At ICF NEXT, we’re devoted to finding better ways to innovate solutions for a healthier planet, improving the quality of life worldwide, driving business value, discovering answers for complex issues, and to learn and grow. What we do matters and that inspires us each and every day. We are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.

Location: Leeds or London

About the team

The Proposal Manager sits at the intersection between ideas and doing – they are the driving force behind the production of our creative responses to client briefs.

They are responsible for managing the creation of proposals - ensuring that all work from creative concepts to proposal design, delivers against agreed objectives, budget and surpasses clients’ expectations to win the work which generates our award-winning reputation.

About the role

You will manage our responses to client briefs and will be required to interrogate briefs, scope projects, produce timing plans and allocate the necessary resource and budget. Your main responsibilities include:

  • Managing the proposal development process across different specialist departments

  • Developing a schedule and managing all work streams to time and budget

  • Overseeing the commercial offer including project feasibility, costing and budget management

  • Scheduling resources to the right level depending on response required

  • Quality assurance governance to ISO9001 standards

  • Working closely with departments around the business to interrogate and build concise briefs for teams to work to

  • Driving concepting to timing and budget boundaries

  • Connecting the dots to ensure efficiency within the team – from strategy to creative to content and design etc.

  • Identifying approvals and review processes with our senior team

Required experience

  • Ideally, previous experience working on proposals for campaigns and across multiple channels within in a high-paced agency. You will also have experience working across a range of industry sectors and multiple types of campaigns.

  • Experience working with corporate clients and an understanding of design, content, event and digital production.

  • Calm under pressure, excellent communication, relationship building and organisational skills often working to tight deadlines with strong attention to detail and be able to write well and think visually.

  • Good financial understanding with the ability to manage budgets.

  • A basic knowledge of Creative Cloud would be beneficial.

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Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

Leeds - Burley (GB78)

Who is ICF Next?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.
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