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Proposal Manager


Gartner is searching for an experienced Proposal Manager to join our fast-paced and dynamic global proposal team. This Europe center of excellence provides first class end-to-end proposal management services, as well as proposal tools, templates and training, to Gartner’s sales force. The Proposal Manager will have primary responsibility for all Europe government proposals and must also be able to support proposals for other governments and commercial organisations worldwide as needed.

What you’ll do

  • Own and strategically lead proposal development, to include managing meetings with key stakeholders, creating schedules and driving projects to successful completion, on time and in line with quality standards and stakeholder expectations.

  • Understand the organisation structure and develop an excellent understanding of Gartner’s portfolio of services, to be able to inform/shape your strategic guidance and execution.

  • Leverage deep knowledge of products and capabilities to determine formal responses.

  • Be responsible for analysing the RFP/bid requirements against the proposal outline to ensure both compliance and responsiveness to the clients’ needs and issues, and high quality of all proposals delivered.

  • Identify red flags and issues in RFP requirements based on an excellent understanding of Gartner’s portfolio of services.

  • Partner with multiple levels of sales associates and sales leaders to facilitate the development of the sales strategy as it relates to the deal at hand, and write strategic, client-focused proposals.

  • Use product knowledge to support Sales in solution definition.

  • Guide sales teams effectively in persuasive proposal writing and proposal best practice.

  • Leverage a deep understanding of the competitive landscape to develop custom win strategies and collaborate and partner effectively with sales teams to ensure demonstration of Gartner’s unique differentiators and a clear in-depth understanding of Gartner’s value and benefits to clients.

  • Customise materials for the greatest competitive/differentiated impact.

  • Coordinate effectively with sales, consultants, contracts, document services, and resources across all Gartner business units and shared services as appropriate, throughout Europe, to write winning proposals.

  • Use templates and content designed to promote Gartner brand consistency.

  • Support global corporate proposal initiatives such as the development of content libraries, tools and templates.

  • Other reasonable and normal duties associated with the Proposal Manager position, as directed by manager.

What you will need

  • Significant experience of high impact, high value proposal writing, gained ideally in a multinational company/Fortune 500.

  • Experience in developing in-depth product knowledge to support solution definition and identify red flags and issues in RFP requirements is critical.

  • Experience in product-based offers or solutions.

  • Experience of end-to-end bid management.

  • Significant bid development experience, collaborating with multiple stakeholders through the iteration process.

  • Experience of effectively managing multiple conflicting tasks and priorities in a fast-paced, agile and high-stakes environment is critical

  • IT industry/technology experience

  • Ability to communicate and influence at multiple levels of seniority/leadership

  • Specific expertise with government frameworks and formal procurement in the U.K. and across Europe required

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Extremely strong writing skills with an exceptional level of accuracy

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Expertise in Microsoft Office products (especially Word and PowerPoint) and familiarity with Adobe Acrobat.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or equivalent required.

  • Experience in business-to-business services or technology a plus.

What You Will Get

  • Competitive salary, generous paid time off policy, charity match program, Private Medical and Dental Insurance, Parental Leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and so much more

  • A collaborative, team-oriented culture that embraces diversity 

  • Professional development and unlimited growth opportunities


Who are we?

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), we deliver actionable, objective insight that drives smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s mission-critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have over 19,500 associates globally that support over 15,000 client enterprises in more than 100 countries.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?

Our teams are composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations. We believe that a diversity of experiences makes us stronger—as individuals, as communities and as an organization. That’s why we're recognized worldwide as a great place to work year after year. We've been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index. Looking for a place to turn your big ideas into reality? Join #LifeAtGartner

What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

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