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Senior Proposal Manager

Mc Lean, VA, | Job #318187
Job Title: Senior Proposal Manager
Location: Mc Lean, VA,
Type: Full-Time

We have the Senior Proposal Manager position you seek! If strong, passionate company leadership, meaningful corporate values, inclusiveness and diversity, and employee empowerment and engagement are important to you, look no further! Take a peek at this direct hire opportunity in McLean, VA.

Senior Proposal Manager Responsibility: 

  • Cradle to grave proposal management responsibilities
  • Reviews requests for proposals/request for information (RFPs/RFIs). Supports bid/no bid process. Identifies and tracks proposal risks, escalating risks to senior management as needed
  • Leads proposal kickoff meeting jointly with capture managers. Develops proposal plans, schedules, outlines, and compliance matrices
  • Prepares questions for submission to the client
  • Assembles and reviews the efforts of internal and external proposal contributors
  • Coaches proposal team on persuasive writing and proposal best practices
  • Manages software development proposals in response to complex Federal RFPs with total contract value of $50M or more (for example, IDIQs or multiple phase submissions)
  • Writes/edits non-technical sections such as executive summaries, staffing, management, past performance, and resumes 
  • Reviews proposal draft and final versions for compliance and responsiveness to RFP, thoroughness, accuracy, staffing, financial considerations, quality, and effective design and layout; able to confirm consistency across sections
  • Performs editing and desktop publishing as needed to prepare proposal for submission
  • Edits graphics in PowerPoint or Adobe Illustrator as needed
  • In addition to work on specific proposals, creates corporate concepts and boilerplate content for use in future proposals
  • Conducts meetings to collect lessons learned and updates processes and templates accordingly
  • Supervises junior team members
  • Helps to maintain a proposal library
  • Provides proposal training to internal proposal contributors

Senior Proposal Manager Requirements:

  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator and proposal automation software (RFPIO)
  • Certified Scrum Mer (or similar agile training)

JobID: 318187MG



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.

Cella is an award-winning leader in consulting, staffing and managed solutions for creative, marketing, digital and proposal development teams. We help people build meaningful careers and partner with companies to help them win. Our staffing solutions include freelance, contract, temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. Cella is the only creative staffing firm to win the Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for 10 years running. And as a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we proudly help clients meet diversity objectives, too. Cella is an equal opportunity employer.