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Proposal Manager

Reston, VA | Job #320696
Job Title: Proposal Manager
Location: Reston, Virginia
Type: Full-Time
Calling all Proposal Managers in the Reston, VA area! Do you look at what is going on in the world right now and think to yourself, “I wish I could do something to help”? Are you looking for an opportunity that will allow you to be a part of meaningful/impactful work? If you want to finish work each day knowing that the work you are making impacts close to home and across the world positively, then we have the job for you! Our client is looking for a passion-driven proposal manager looking to make a difference.
   
Job Summary  
This individual serves as a primary voice of the company and is empowered to craft proposals and tender responses to a diverse customer base that includes private sector customers, public sector institutions, State Governments, U.S. Federal Government, and international organizations worldwide. The successful candidate will have subject matter mastery of proposal management processes, proposal writing techniques, and be at ease within time-sensitive and complex bidding environments. The ideal candidate is willing to and able to operate on a flex schedule, as each market is in different time zones and off-standard-hours communications may become more relevant as the international business grows. 

Duties and Responsibilities  
•       Implement and manage activities for proposal planning and development within the organization, focusing on all possible avenues to construct a compliant continued growth.  
•       Identify, qualify, capture, and close new business through proactive relationship-building with potential customers and key market stakeholders.  
•       Maintain, update, and manage a robust proposal library.  
•       Conduct proposal planning and preparation activities that maximize time and ensure SME input during the proposal phase of the BD process.  
•       Lead all color reviews on proposals and proposal components  
•       Prepare for delivery of all proposal documents for submittal  

Minimum Qualifications  
•       BA/BS degree  
•       Minimum of 5 years of proposal management experience within the Private Sector, supporting a Federal Contractor (Small, Medium, or Large). Diversity of experience in mid to large corporate organizations.  
•       Strong communication skills to manage the proposal team and coordinate input clearly and succinctly with all company and teammate stakeholders (such as contracting, business/pricing, and recruiting).  
•       Experience in “owning” a proposal throughout the proposal life cycle.  
•       Experience supporting/contributing to the development of all sections of a proposal including but not limited to: Management Approach, Staffing, Past Performances, Resumes, with specific experience as a Writer and Volume Lead.  
•       Training and/or certifications in formal proposal methodologies (ex. Shipley- preferred) and Industry-wide best practices in proposal management (APMP).  
•       Understanding of Editorial practice and standards.  
•       Advanced MSWORD and Adobe PDF skills required.  
•       Advanced MS SharePoint skills required.  
•       Strong Interpersonal communication skills are essential.  
•       Prior proposal experience working off-hours and weekends with the flexibility required to get the job done is essential.  
•       APMP CF/PP preferred but not required.  
•       Desktop publishing skills preferred.  


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