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Strategic Proposal Manager (Remote)

Rockville, MD | Job #320790
Job Title: Strategic Proposal Manager (Remote)
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Type: Full-Time
Are you a proposal manager who enjoys the strategic approach of being involved with capture, developing win themes, and reviewing content to make sure it is compliant, client-focused, and compelling? Does the opportunity for growth, great company culture, and outstanding benefits excite you? If so, then this might be the perfect opportunity for you. Our client is looking for a Strategic Proposal Manager (remote) to manage key proposals, oversee the knowledge management function and help enhance the overall quality of content and proposal submission. This is an opportunity to join an organization that does meaningful and impactful work, where you can finish each day knowing you are helping to make a difference.

  • Supervises a team of corporate proposal staff, assigning their work, monitoring their performance, and providing guidance and direction as needed.
  • Provides strategic input and direction on proposals, including engaging in capture planning, facilitating proposal brainstorming and other strategy sessions, and participating in proposal color reviews. 
  • Oversees development and updating of proposal assets, including resumes, project descriptions, past performance, and boilerplate text.
  • Works closely with IT staff responsible for developing and maintaining proposal systems as well as other corporate resource staff supporting proposal development, including document production services, editing, graphics, pricing, and contracts administration.
  • Oversees the development, maintenance, and updating of proposal tools and templates.
  • Conducts training to staff at all levels on proposal-related topics.
  • Serves as proposal manager on selected high-priority bids.
  • Stays apprised of industry best practices for proposal development and implements these practices as appropriate.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of proposal development and management experience, including experience supervising staff; or a Master’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of proposal development and management experience including experience supervising staff.
  • Experience with Federal RFP and proposal requirements in support of agencies like CDC, NIH, SAMHSA, NIH, and other HHD agencies, ED, SSA, USDA, DOT, and VA) and capabilities (e.g., data collection, research, evaluation, and technical assistance).

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Knowledge of state, non-profit and commercial proposals.
  • Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) certification.
  • Shipley training.
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.