5 July 2021

Head of Technical Proposals

Touchlight is currently seeking Head of Technical Proposals
Job description:

Vacancy Overview 

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 jobs@touchlight.com, clearly stating the reference “Head of Technical Proposals”.