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Proposal Lead, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Proposal Lead who is equipped for impact

Do you want to be part of a globally operating team of innovators? Do you want to contribute to the energy transition? Do you also think bigger than big? And, do you have what it takes to make an impact? Then we might be looking for you. Find out more about our vacancy for Proposal Lead.

About our organisation

We are Huisman. We develop step changing technical solutions and translate these into the design and construction of the largest construction equipment. For decades, we have been working all over the world for offshore wind, geothermal, oil & gas, leisure and civil industries.

With our passionate workforce and worldwide production, service & sales facilities we are equipped for impact in these times of transition.

”Demonstrate that you care by asking your customers questions on how to improve. If you listen to your client the reward is priceless!”

Coen Reissenweber - Manager Sales Services

About the position of Proposal Lead

As a proposal lead, you are responsible for customer requests from our sales service department. This includes: modifications and innovations, inspections, repairs, maintenance, spare parts, (project), upgrades and warranty issues. With these questions, you then involve your colleagues from other departments. We build on client relationship by delivering client specific services. We aim to make our clients’ operation more efficient and will do the utmost to strengthen our clients’ in their current and future business’

Personal development and education opportunities are part of the deal. We would also like to point out the other advantages of working at Huisman, such as the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking innovations, an excellent employment conditions package and regular drinks in our own bar.

What do we expect of you?

This job is perfect for you when you are looking for a new challenge, where you will be confronted with complex questions and issues in a dynamic environment. You are a convincing and goal oriented Proposal lead, where you act as a link in pin between colleagues from your team, colleagues from other disciplines and the customer. As a Proposal Lead, you are the project leader of your quotation. Upon order, you transfer the project to the operation and keep in close contact with all stakeholders.

  • Inventorying and handling the service requests from customers;
  • Ensure that you involve colleagues from different disciplines in order to propose the most suitable solution;
  • Project management of a service offer;
  • Identifying commercial opportunities from a technical point of view; 
  • Develop a relationship with the customer and find commercial opportunities;
  • Ensure high quality, safety and customer satisfaction.

Wondering if you are 'equipped for impact'?

You are:

  • Flexible and service-oriented;
  • Communicatively strong with a commercial drive;
  • Responsible the quotation processes; 
  • A team player; you like to work in multidisciplinary teams and can also work independently;


You have:

  • A completed Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Maritime Engineering or similar;
  • 5 years of experience in a similar position at a technical organisation;
  • You have the skills to motivate and delegate;
  • The ability to quickly adapt to new requirements and you know how to prioritize;

Some practical things we need you to have:

  • An EU passport/valid work permit for the Netherlands;
  • A good command of the English language verbally and in writing.

More about Huisman

We design and produce in-house and deliver our turn-key products to clients worldwide. Our clients choose us for our entrepreneurial spirit, skills, reliability, and innovative solutions. Examples? Consider our Huisman Innovation Tower. So, if you join Huisman make sure you are equipped for impact. In other words, surprise us, our clients and… yourself!

What do we have to offer?

  • An excellent benefits package tailored to your experience and education level;
  • A multicultural work environment;
  • The possibility of Hybrid working;
  • Various growth and development opportunities;
  • Open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines.

Does this sound like you?

Apply online for the position of Proposal Lead by using the apply button at the bottom of this page. We are curious to see what kind of impact you will make.

Still need a bit more info or looking for something that suits you better?

Please contact us via our contact form for more information or sign up for our job alert to receive details of new opportunities in your inbox.

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies:

We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment and selection agencies. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by Huisman. Applications received are property of Huisman. We don’t appreciate acquisition and this also applies to Huisman colleagues or associated Huisman companies. 

  • Full-time
  • Professionals
  • Rotterdam, NL
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Michella Oudshoorn
“Connecting people and working together towards the next step drives me. Let’s connect and discover how Huisman can be the next step in your career.”

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