Proposal Manager

PDC | Direct Hire | Job # 316480

PDC is currently partnering with one of the most exciting companies on the beltway!  Our client has multiple openings for senior and mid-level proposal managers to join their brand-new team.  This is a unique opportunity to join an inspiring organization with the transparency and culture of a small company but the resources and goals of a large.  They take pride in their work as well as their dedication to work life balance.  Apply below to learn more about “the most exciting company that you’ve never heard of”! 

We are looking for a proactive, customer focused, team player; who is a good communicator, customer-service oriented, and is able to interact with all levels of personnel in the Company.

Proposal Manager Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not be limited to the following):

  • Candidate will be required to support the proposal development process through interaction with the Proposal Operations organization, Operational entities, and team members.
  • The Sr. Proposal Manager will oversee the initiation, development, and completion of responses to Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and develop associated products, such as proposals, statements of capabilities, white papers, briefings, etc. 
  • They will provide proposal support to local and remote internal customers on requests or solicitations issued. 
  • The Sr. Proposal Manager will develop compliance matrices, proposal schedule/calendar, and proposal templates as required. 
  • They will manage development of proposal content to ensure compliance with requirements, and lead/support color reviews (pink, red, or gold) as needed.
  • The Proposal Manager will develop content and requirements for data calls to support proposal development, and manage the response effort to ensure the proposal team (internal and external) adhere to the proposal process.
  • Working with BD and Capture Managers, the Sr. Proposal Manager will supervise/oversee development of proposal win themes, discriminators and storyboard or strawman proposal development.
  • In addition to proposal management, the Sr. Proposal Manager will provide RFP evaluation, writing support (including management, past performance, resumes, and/or interviewing subject matter experts) if needed, develop compliance and cross-reference matrices, as well as provide other proposal development expertise to enable the organization to grow and diversify its business base.

Proposal Manager Qualifications and Experience: Required 

  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in the US Government proposal environment, with responsibilities for writing and preparing proposals
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and executing proposal development processes working with different department leads and team members.
  • Demonstrated experience managing large ($300M) proposals involving multiple team members for both services and complex systems integration type bids.
  • Familiarity with the federal contract bid process and requirements, the Government task order and RFP development process, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements, and how proposals are evaluated.
  • Proven ability to analyze RFP requirements, and synthesize information to support development of win themes and value propositions
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills, and proven ability to understand and communicate solution/proposal concepts in a compelling, persuasive manner
  • Must be able to support capture managers and executive leadership in potential impacts to the ability to win awards based on RFP and proposal analysis
  • Must be willing to travel for extended periods of time to lead remote proposal operations
  • Supports development and refinement of templates, and standardized processes to streamline 
  • Proposal development and continuously improve proposal development processes.
  • Capable of working under tight deadlines, with the flexibility to work on several projects concurrently
  • Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office applications to support proposal desktop publishing, and produce reports, presentations, correspondence, and a variety of other materials as needed.
  • Experience with Adobe suite tools, MS SharePoint, and VPC a plus.

Proposal Manger Preferred(Plus) Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline
  • Experience working as a program manager or similar line management.
  • Capable of professional interaction across all levels of personnel, including executive leadership, former military personnel, external partners, and technical subject matter experts
  • Capable of working under tight deadlines, with the flexibility to work on several projects concurrently
  • Strong leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
  • Excellent time and resource management skills
  • Excellent management skills to facilitate results across functional groups and organizations, including geographically dispersed organizations, and across many types of professions
  • Participate in strategy session and conduct interview with SMEs to support technical proposal writing and overarching proposal solutions.

JobID: 316480AY

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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