Friday 16th February 2024

2818 Proposals Manager - Wates

Wates Group have a new opportunity for a Proposals Manager to join a work winning team based in Leatherhead, supporting our Residential Business primarily focused on Public Sector Clients (Local Authorities and Registered Providers) tendering both contracting and development opportunities.

Proposals Manager



Our Proposals Manager will manage our proposals function including the production of high quality professional submission documents for all bids and developing customer-specific styles for each submission.


Key Accountabilities will include:

  • Write persuasive, creative, compelling, factual and focused responses for bid opportunities including presentations and other quality related activities.
  • Work with Bid & Pre-Construction Managers and wider team in development of responses that are attractive, concise and bring out the benefits of our offer.
  • Facilitate quality question workshops and meetings with the wider bid team to share knowledge and develop a strategy to answer quality questions.
  • Manage and communicate relevant market and competitor data
  • Check the quality and consistency of responses in terms of themes, messages, key phrases and key words.
  • Ensuring we learn from feedback and continuously improve our quality responses.
  • Effectively liaise with key stakeholders across the business to ensure access to accurate and up-to-date company information on structure, accounts, safety stats etc.
  • Produce Presentations, Brochures, Marketing Material to support pre/post bid work and business development.
  • To drive the strategy for continual improvement in our quality submissions, utilising new methods of technology and design to compliment, ensuring we deliver ‘best in class’ proposal documentation.


We are looking for an effective and motivated individual with knowledge of bidding processes and work winning strategies.



  • Competitive salary & profit share scheme
  • Flexible working Car Allowance / Company Car (subject to Role/Grade
  • ) Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates)
  • Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more…
  • One of the best learning and development programmes which is customizable to support your career progression goals. (c.7000 training sessions delivered year to date across the WATES Group)
  • Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity.

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  • Location Leatherhead
  • Salary Competitive
  • Close Date 08/03/2024
  • Contact Name Katy Rainford
  • Contact Details 07511210497
  • Job Type Permanent

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