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Proposal Manager

Metro DC | Direct Hire | Job # 309242 | Posted 10/02/2017 |

PDC is currently assisting an award winning small business currently located in Reston, VA, with their direct hire/full time search for a mid-level Proposal Manager.  This is an excellent opportunity to take a hands on role in shaping the future of this organization.  Work for a company with the culture of a small business and the process, organization and goals of a large.  Successful candidates will be local to the DC area, bring up to 10 years of experience and preferably have a background supporting small companies.     

Proposal Manager Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Capture Manager/Opportunity Leads in managing and directing all proposal efforts and personnel
  • Participate in the development and review of proposal strategies and themes, and manage the development of a Proposal Management Plan
  • Direct the creation and review of a proposal outline that will be used as a key document design and control medium
  • Assist in analyzing the solicitation requirements against the proposal outline to ensure both compliance and responsiveness to the customer’s requirements
  • Build the proposal compliance matrix and track the fulfillment of all requirements
  • Develop, distribute, and review storyboards and proposal sections to ensure requirements are adequately addressed
  • Conduct regular proposal progress status meetings and maintain the proposal schedule
  • Conduct color reviews (Pink, Red, Gold) for evaluation of the technical and management proposal content as well as adherence to major themes and approaches
  • Ensure review comments and edits are incorporated into successive drafts
  • Direct and contribute to writing/editing/rewriting efforts, as needed, to include interviewing subject matter experts for required content development
  • Support proposal Volume Leads to ensure inter-volume compatibility is achieved
  • Oversee all proposal development and production activities
  • Hire and develop direct reports; conduct formal personnel reviews and assist in the development of individual career plans and goals for direct reports
  • Other reasonable and normal duties associated with the Proposal Manager position, as directed by the Business Development Operations Manager/Capture Manager

Proposal Manager Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Strong understanding of the proposal process
  • Extensive experience writing proposals and presentations
  • 5 years of experience responding to RFIs and RFP/RFQs in the government sector
  • 3 years ofexperience in IT-focused technical writing and editing
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Extensive working knowledge of document production using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work under pressure as part of a cohesive team
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working with common Federal procurement communication sites (i.e. FedBizOpps, FPDS, GovWin, GSA Buy, etc.)
  • Certification from industry-recognized professional proposal development organization, such as Shipley or Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) desired
  • Demonstrated understanding of Federal and Defense markets and acquisition process
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to evaluate data sets to determine trends, establish strategies, and make decisions
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate across diverse audiences and influence cross functionality
  • Ability to multi-task as well as be strategic, creative, and innovative in a dynamic, fast paced matrix team environment
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude and the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • A minimal amount of travel away from office may be required

About Proposal Development Consultants LLC:
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.
Proposal Development Consultants, LLC - Aligning People, Processes and Expertise to Help You Win Business

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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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