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Proposal Manager

Metro DC | Direct Hire | Job # 308592 | Posted 06/20/2017 |

Proposal Development Consultants, LLC is currently partnering with a well established large government contractor, currently located in the Washington, DC area, on a position for a proposal manager.  Strong candidates will bring PROVEN and RECENT experience managing large solution based technical bids within the Satellite communications, satellite sensing or satellite imaging space.  This is a rare opportunity to join a strong and reputable company with impressive benefits.

The proposal manager will help to ensure the pursuit and successful capture of long cycle, often technically complex business opportunities. This position will provide support to the marketing and strategy management team as well as sales and business development and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to create and execute a campaign around the company's high priority opportunities by defining resources, identifying technologies and partners, defining milestones, and keeping all of the company's key stakeholders well-informed as the opportunity proceeds through the pipeline capture gates. The successful candidate will possess the highest sense of urgency, business acumen, and a willingness and ability to interact with a range of customer and partner contacts - from engineering to commercial to management.  Work will take place in a fast-paced environment with numerous concurrent demands.
Proposal Manager Responsibilities:
  • Work in a team environment
  • Review outlines, storyboards, text, and graphics for clarity, conformance, consistency, and completeness
  • Track, research and summarize opportunities, upcoming opportunities in GovWin, FedBizOpps for bid/no-bid meetings
  • Active leadership of all proposal efforts – from tracking, planning and orchestrating activities, to generating and harmonizing content through production and submittal of all company responses
  • Scheduling, planning and coordination of resources across engineering, sales, contracts, and finance in support of opportunities - to include Sources-Sought, RFIs, RFPs
  • Identify internal and external resources required for project success
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of company products, services and pricing
Proposal Manager Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required, with seven years of experience showing progressive responsibilities
  • Three years of Proposal Management experience in a solutions-focused company is desired; experience within the satellite and communications industry a plus; experience of responding to government contract solicitations preferred
  • Specific experience on leading complex proposals in response to RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs required
  • Comprehensive organizational, written, and oral communication skills required
  • Must possess strong analytical skills and business acumen to make sound management decisions/ recommendations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment and handle several multiple complex projects at once
  • Current Security clearance desirable
  • Familiarity with the satellite and communications industry, technology, community and market is preferred
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a US Government security clearance to at least the Secret level
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Must be able to perform business case analysis, and understand pricing strategies
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word to create, edit, and publish routine documents; Microsoft Project to plan and manage large, complex capture and proposal efforts, and Microsoft PowerPoint to develop presentations
  • Ability to translate and communicate technical and business concepts to technical and business audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills; Ability to synthesize material in support of executive level presentations focused on strategic direction, decisions and actions
  • Shipley or equivalent Proposal Management Professional Certification  
Proposal Development Consultants LLC, provides a range of opportunities for proposal professionals and consultants who are able to support government and commercial clients. We are able to place our proposal professionals and consultants for our 500 local and national clients/companies in long term, short term as well as direct hire opportunities.

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High quality proposal consultants and very quick, responsive staffing. You respond to my inquiries faster than any other staffing company, with people who are more likely to meet my needs. You also consider soft-skill factors, like personality, energy, etc." Proposal Manager, Government Contractor Client
Most of the editors sent my way did quite well on the writing test I gave them. I was impressed with their knowledge and approach." Response Center | H&PS NA Proposal, Government Contractor Client
I am very impressed with the professionalism, support and follow-up PDC provides to both their consultants and to clients." Director of Proposal Development, Government Contractor Client
Staff are very supportive and tuned in to both clients and consultants to make good matches on projects." Proposal Writer, Government Contractor Client
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Excellent response to my needs—résumés delivered in minutes, resources provided in time to meet my needs."Director of Proposals, Government Contractor Client
Head-and-shoulders above everyone else, very supportive and responsive." Graphic Artist, PDC Contractor
Excellent service, high-quality/experienced resources, able to turn on a dime."General Manager, Government Contractor Client
Customer service and response time is tremendous."Director, Business Development, Government Contractor Client
Quick response to fill requirements with highly qualified staff."Senior Proposal Manager, Government Contractor Client
Timely service with the appropriate level of tenacity."Editor, PDC Contractor
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PDC is the best group of supporters and agents that I have been with in the past ten years—professional, experienced, and highly capable. Kudos."Supervisor of Proposals, Government Contractor Client
PDC is the friendliest and most helpful company of proposal professionals in the DC Metro area. I highly recommend them to friends, colleagues and clients who don't already use them. Kudos always."Director, Business Development, Government Contractor Client
PDC offers excellent customer service. Their staff works closely with you to identify just the right kind of candidate for your position, so that your time is not wasted in looking at résumés or talking to candidates that are not appropriate."VP of Business Development, Government Contractor Client
They support their clients and their contractors to the fullest. They are always willing to help and make things easier for the consultants. Other consultants I met or interacted with also agree that they are the best in the business to work with."Proposal Coordinator, Government Contractor Client
All of my experience with Proposal Development Consultants has been, from the very beginning, deserving of the best recommendation that I can offer. The personnel are friendly, helpful and empathic, and operate on the highest level of professionalism. Working with PDC is a pleasure."Desktop Publisher, PDC Contractor
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It's like having your own personal secretary to do your administrative work. The best part—no more filing quarterly taxes!"
With all the government regulations concerning employee classification, the fact that PDC utilizes MBO to ensure contractor compliance has provided us with the peace of mind we need. We can focus on the work at hand without the headaches of compliance, the contractors enjoy the benefits of weekly paychecks, and we appreciate the fact that we have happy contractors."Proposal Writer, PDC Contractor

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