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Proposal Manager

Rockville, MD | Job #325059
Job Title: Proposal Manager
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Type: Full-Time
Fabulous opportunity for a Proposal Manager that is fully remote and a permanent role!

Our client is seeking a Proposal Manager to join their team. This person will oversee the capture, preparation, and submission of corporate priority proposals, and provide capacity building and training support. Proposals will cut across multiple technical sectors and a variety of U.S. government agencies including CMS, CDC, HHS, EPA, DoED, and USDA.

Proposal Manager Responsibilities: 

  • Manages the development and maintenance of an opportunity’s capture plan, including working with Division leadership and subject matter experts in assigning capture responsibilities, documenting and tracking capture activities performed, identifying gaps or additional tasks required, and continually updating the capture plan
  • Facilitates the smooth transition from the capture to proposal stages of business development, ensuring that the proposal team has the necessary background and documentation compiled at capture to write a responsive proposal
  • Leads strategy and milestone meetings, including win theme discussions, competitor analyses, SWOTs, and color team reviews
  • Communicates with external organizations identified as bid partners; facilitates brainstorming sessions with sub-contractors over potential teaming issues; identifies, requests, analyzes, and packages information needed from teammates for inclusion in proposals
  • Develops proposal outlines, compliance matrices, and schedules and orchestrated review meetings; coordinates graphics, editing, and proposal production
  • Supports oral presentations, Q&As, and Final Proposal Revisions (FPR)/Best and Final Offers (BAFO)
  • Contributes non-technical content to proposals, such as management plans and past performance
  • Trains Abt staff on the business development process and business development skills
  • Supports development of new templates and tools that result in greater efficiencies, enhanced quality, etc.
  • Supports further refinements and improvements of Abt’s business development process through participating in working groups, strategic planning efforts, and other internal reviews/assignments

Proposal Manager Requirements: 
  • Strong proposal management and writing experience, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and strong teamwork skills
  • Experience with domestic agencies like HHS (including, but not limited to CMS, CDC, SAMHSA, HRSA) EPA, DoED, USDA highly desired
  • Bachelor’s Degree + Five years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Three years of relevant experience, or PhD
JobID: 325059MG
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We are passionate about connecting you with the right role at the right organization—and providing you great benefits for the great work you do. With an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program, we have you covered.

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