Senior Proposal Manager

Metro DC | Contract | Job # 314262

PDC is currently looking for consulting proposal managers with experience working with FEDSIM (Federal Systems Integration and Management Center) proposals in Reston, VA. Candidates should bring either functional or strategic experience specifically pursuing FEDSIM bids, and be willing to work at least partially on-site.

Senior Proposal Manager Responsibilities:
  • Manage the bids and proposals group within the Business Develop Organization (report to VP of Business Development) and oversee all forthcoming and on-going proposal efforts
  • Manage the company’s Business Development and Bids and Proposals budgets and report monthly and quarterly performance to the senior leadership team
  • Monitor and adjust proposal project budgets and resourcing 
  • Participate in yearly budget development activities 
  • Develop and maintain the company’s proposal processes/procedures. 
  • Assure proposal processes remain aligned with all BD, Capture and Program Execution processes
  • Manage proposals (e.g., written, oral, demonstrations) for US Defense, International Defense and Commercial opportunities
  • Maintain schedules, organize resources, coordinate inputs and reviews, ensure bid strategy implementation, ensure compliance, resolve internal team issues and provide process leadership
  • Act as the focal point for all company proposal efforts (as a sub or prime) (unclassified and classified up to secret) involving all solutions
  • Support the Capture Manager through the pursuit and proposal phase 
  • Consolidate and liaise inputs from the parent company and sister companies in and out of the US
  • Participate in BD (opportunity identification, pursuit and capture) decisions and coordinate Bid/No Bid gate reviews
  • Translate Win Strategies into key themes and produce compelling sales documents utilizing benefits statements, graphics and proofs
  • Ensure consistency with brand, value proposition, communication guidelines, business objectives and style standards
  • Proactively participate in pre-proposal actions, strategies and capture plans in conjunction with business development and sales team, including; market research, pursue/no-pursue and bid/no bid analysis, data calls
  • Maintain proposal log with key information, upload completed documents, and follow up with pursuit lead regarding outcomes
  • Lead strategy discussions with the Pursuit and Proposal team, support kick-off meetings, define expectations, manage resulting action items, facilitate lessons learned discussions post submission and post award


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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Experienced Contractors
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
Quick, Responsive Service
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
Reliable, Easy to Work With
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
Classification Compliant
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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