Proposal Manager

Northeast | Direct Hire | Job # 313902

Is having a work-life balance important to you? Are you tired of balancing multiple proposals? Does your current company go after “everything that moves”? We have your next role! PDC is currently partnering with a well known large federal contractor on a direct hire/full time position for a Cleared Senior Proposal Manager in Merrimack, New Hampshire. 

* Our client is willing to support relocation for the right candidate!

Cleared Senior Proposal Manager Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement new business proposal strategies for achieving company / program new business objectives 
  • Lead and manage the overall proposal development process from Pre-Proposal Phase through Post-Proposal Phase 
  • Plan and manage priority/strategic proposals for the Electronic Systems Sector as assigned 
  • Proactive communications with proposal and business unit leadership to ensure all necessary resources and activities are available to achieve a successful proposal submission 
  • Provide guidance, direction and leadership to proposal contributors, proposal coordinators, technical writers and graphic artists 
  • Coach and train proposal teams on the development of complex, compliant and compelling proposal responses to RFPs and RFIs. 
  • Communicate proposal-related requirements and status with senior management, and remain current on all amendments and modifications to the solicitation. 
  • Demonstrate proposal process expertise and ability to tailor as appropriate, including the ability to guide proposal team members on proposal processes for emerging rapid acquisition models (e.g., OTAs, QRCs, etc.) 
  • Ensure win strategy, technical solution, management approach, win themes, value propositions, compliance are clearly articulated and consistent across proposal volumes
  • Ensure key strategy artifacts are flowed down to the team and captured in the proposal outline 
  • Oversee/produce proposal outlines, kickoff documentation, storyboards, mock-ups, compliance matrices, and proposal deliverables 
  • Develop and maintain proposal schedules, and drive proposal team adherence to the schedule 
  • Lead Daily Stand-up status meetings and track action items 
  • Analyze and shred Request for Proposal (RFP) documents for requirements, prepare proposal milestone schedules, outlines and cross reference matrixes 
  • Oversee development of high quality, high impact artwork and graphics for proposal products 
  • Lead proposal color reviews (Pink & Red Teams) to include scheduling, organizing, facilitating, inviting, review preparation and conduct, and supporting comment summation, adjudication, and final inclusion 
  • Oversee proposal writing team, review proposal content, and monitor quality of writing. 
  • Perform quality check for accuracy and compliance of all proposal sections and volumes 
  • Lead proposal teams in post-submittal activities such as Evaluation Notices (EN), Final Proposal Revisions (FPRs), orals, lessons learned, etc. 
  • Assist in ensuring the Proposal Center work spaces are well-maintained for the proposal teams 
  • Stay current on the latest Proposal Development tools and best practices

Cleared Senior Proposal Manager Requirements:
  • Active Secret clearance Bachelor's degree 
  • 10 years of work experience 
  • 5 years supporting US Federal proposals 

Preferred Skills and Education:
  • Active Top Secret (TS) clearance or higher 
  • Bachelor's degree 
  • 15 years of work experience 
  • 10 years supporting US Department of Defense proposals 
  • PMP certification

Job ID:313902AF

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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