Head of Technical ProposalsTouchlight is currently seeking Head of Technical Proposals
Touchlight is currently seeking Head of Technical Proposals to join our expanding commercial team, reporting into our Head of Sales, EU. This is an exciting, fast-paced environment suited to initiative-taking individuals who can contribute to the establishment and growth of a customer facing technical proposals team.
- Establishment of internal processes and tools to support generation of customer centric proposals.
- Generation of customer proposals to support all phases of drug development.
- Attend and/or host customer site visits, including co-ordination with internal technical SME’s and commercial colleagues.
- Attend customer calls and offsite customer meetings (when required) to support the sales process and new business acquisition.
- Understand the customer needs and guide technical discussions in order to develop a scope of work that meets the customer requirements, including but not limited to project scope, timelines, costs and pricing.
- Work cross functionally with sales and PM to secure new business.
- Co-ordinate and work closely with the technical teams to ensure accurate and technically sound proposals.
- Responsible for handover of new projects to program management upon execution
- Future build-out, training and line management of a technical proposals team
Skills and experience
- Degree in life sciences or related discipline
- Significant (over 10 years) industry experience in a Pharmaceutical or CMO with development, and/or manufacturing of pharmaceutical products
- Experience in a customer facing role
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, scientific projects and work across multifunctional technical and commercial teams to drive towards a common goal
- Experience in generating clear technical project plans and scenarios
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Proven ability to understand complex challenges, and develop creative solutions
- Experience building and leading high performing teams
The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, a performance related bonus, and be eligible to join the company pension scheme.
Apply for this role by emailing a CV and tailored cover letter to email@example.com, clearly stating the reference “Head of Technical Proposals”.