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Proposal Manager

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About us:

INIT is the worldwide leading supplier of IT solutions for buses and trains. We assist more than 1,100 transport companies in making public transport more attractive and more efficient and as a result, we make mobility even easier for both the users of our systems and for passengers throughout Europe, America, New Zealand, Australia and Asia. 

Shaping the Future of Mobility - together! Together we are making an important contribution to the future of mobility and shaping the public transport of tomorrow. Sounds interesting? Find out more on our homepage -

Your responsibilities:

The Proposal Manager works closely with a team of subject matter experts to create winning proposals. A significant part of the role involves cost calculating and pricing for complex IT projects. Responsibilities will be:
  • Prepare quotations and complex calculations
  • Manage the proposal process from kick-off to submission
  • Provide detailed guidance to proposal contributors, subject matter experts, and subcontractors
  • Manage change requests for our projects in the UK and Ireland
  • Moderate meetings with subject matter experts and management
  • Write proposal documents as required
  • Manage review processes and ensure they are of a high quality
  • Continuously improve proposal processes and standardise materials
  • Close cooperation with affiliate teams within our headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany

Your qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business discipline or equivalent field of study
  • Proven ability in planning, producing, and delivering successful, compliant proposals within a complex business environment
  • Knowledge of the public transport industry would be a plus
  • Desire to understand and learn new technologies
  • Able to collaborate effectively with proposal contributors
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage your time and to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel and Word
  • Outstanding written and verbal English communication skills
  • Availability for regular business travel to our headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany


INIT Ltd, Nottingham, UK 

Do you have any questions?

Please write an e-mail to or contact us on 0049 721 6100 0. 
  • Christine Abele
  • HR Business Partner International