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Requirement for a Project Coordinator/Commercial Administrator to work for the UK’s leading part supplier to the Railway industry. 

The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a Project Coordinator/Commercial Administrator to join the Commercial team of a £Billion company. You will hold some exposure to the bid/tender process, and be trained up to become a fully fledged Bid Manager, supporting Bid Proposals for upcoming projects. 

You will actively improve the bid-writing capacity of the Commercial team and see the tangible effects of your efforts: contributing to the winning of potential new business opportunities. 

With an established international client base, including the likes of Network Rail and Siemens; the successful candidate will quickly become indispensable to the organisation. Your role will provide exposure to not only the commercial/finance/operational teams, but a direct insight into the SMT and the internal functioning of a successful business.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual wanting to develop in the commercial sector, and progress in their career; with future progression opportunities in different sectors within this Global company. 

Location: Doncaster (Hybrid after passing of probation)

Salary: Up to £32,000

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the end-to-end bid process, acting as a key touch point for bids for all stakeholders.
  • To deliver proposals and bids to the customer base, through the management and development of high quality and compelling proposals to meet business targets for growth and profitability.
  • The ability to work on the basis of self-initiative is essential, as work is generally proactive. There is a requirement to use analytical skills and judgement to draw conclusions and make recommendations.
  • Directly responsible for meeting critical deadlines and exacting customer requirements to ensure business growth as well as retaining existing customers through contract renewals.


  • Experience of bids, e.g. previous bid writing/managing experience, or involved in bid process management, or project management/coordination.
  • Hold an understanding of what a good bid looks like, and how to write one.
  • Stakeholder management experience – how to progress a bid.
  • Dynamic person, willing to learn.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Rail experience (desirable)

Likely Job Titles:  Proposal Manager, Tender Manager, Proposal Coordinator, Bid Coordinator, Contract Manager, Proposal Writer, Tender Specialist, Bid Consultant, Proposal Lead, Bid Writer

About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.


    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Doncaster
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£30000 - £32000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Cat Lane

    Recruitment Consultant