New Job Opportunity – Proposal Writer


Nottingham UK


Full time, permanent

Proposal Writer

Proposal Writer

Upperton Pharma Solutions is a Nottingham-based CDMO that specialises in the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products, providing a complete service from early-stage feasibility to GMP clinical manufacture. Formulations cover a range of delivery routes, typically including oral (tablets & capsules), nasal and inhaled.

Continued growth and investment into the business has led to the creation of exciting new job opportunities; with plenty of opportunities to grow and development within our evolving business. Upperton Pharma Solutions is undergoing a period of significant expansion to meet international customer demand and offer a comprehensive drug development portfolio, so now is a great time to join our team.

The Role

Working as part of the Business Operations team based at Nottingham Science and Technology Park site in Nottingham, you will be part of a busy group primarily working on client proposals and cost generation for all types of projects.

As a proposal writer you will need to generate high quality proposals within the proposed deadlines and liaise with internal and external stakeholders. You will be responsible for tracking proposals and ensuring timely maintenance of the data related to the opportunities in Salesforce. The job will also involve feeding into the opportunity pipeline and commercial reporting for the business.


Main duties and responsibilities:


  • Generate high quality proposals, ballparks and costing documents to support projects. 
  • Generate change order documents and associated costing.
  • Manage proposal/change order reviews with technical team internally.
  • Keep proposal status and tracking up to date using trackers and Salesforce.
  • Use Salesforce for adding new opportunities, opportunity updates and running reports.
  • Update Proposal/Costing model templates as needed.
  • Help generate order intake data and monthly reporting data.
  • Help generate department KPIs.
  • Join client calls and be involved with proposal discussions as needed.

Essential Skills and experience:


  • Experience in proposal writing and/or the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Be educated to degree level or higher, ideally in a related scientific/technical discipline.
  • Have excellent communication skills (written and verbal), and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word applications.
  • Have excellent organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience with proposal writing and cost generation.
  • Knowledge of commercial reporting

What you will get in return

Working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, you’ll receive a competitive salary and the potential to earn an annual bonus based on individual and company performance.

We are located at the Nottingham Science Park, a short distance from Nottingham City Centre. With excellent transport routes.

We offer employees not only a competitive salary but also an excellent suite of benefits including:

  • 23 days plus bank holidays
  • Company contributory pension package
  • Life insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance through Vitality
  • Internal and external training courses and professional development support
  • Free onsite car parking

We know it is the little things that make every day special, so we also organise employee events for you to attend throughout the year, like our annual Christmas party, summer party and charity fund raising events.