Sr. Proposal Manager - Remote / On-Call - Full-time / Part-time

System One Remote
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November 21, 2022
System One
Arlington, VA
Sr. Proposal Manager
Remote / On Call
Important- Required to be an advanced user of InDesign and familiar with Shipley Proposal Process
System One has an on-going/ temporary (on call) assignment for a Sr. Proposal Manager with advanced experience in InDesign, to support our clients various design/build projects and other projects if the fit is right. The ideal candidate will lead and manage a proposal from start to finish. Familiarity with Shipley Proposal Process is required. Recent experience in Adobe InDesign is also required.
ImportantTemporary / On-Call
U.S. Citizenship or Perm Resident
Will complete all System One and Client onboarding processes
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri. (8a-5p)
Managers would like to see portfolios or samples of your work, along with resume. If you are not comfortable sharing proposals from other firms (redacted where appropriate) then please submit a cover letter or a sample of your writing.

Education/ExperienceFour-year degree in Marketing, English, Business, Communications, Liberal Arts, or a related field required
Minimum 8 years of progressive proposal management experience
Architectural / Engineering / Construction (AEC) experience is highly preferred, particularly in the preparation and management of large program management proposals ($500M+) and/or proposals involving alternate project delivery (design-build/public private partnerships)
Proficient in utilizing Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe In-Design, Illustrator, and Acrobat Pro)
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

RequirementsStrong facilitation, leadership, and communication skills to lead capture teams through the pursuit lifecycle
Excellent written, interpersonal, and communication skills (ability to write executive summaries, cover letters and other non-technical sections)
Able to inspire outstanding work from team members with a range of experience and technical abilities in the development of proposal documents
Capable to adapting to changing priorities in a very dynamic work environment and demonstrate the ability to work in stressful situations with critical deadlines (evening and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines)
Required to work on multiple assignments, with overlapping schedules, and needs to be able to multi-task and delegate responsibilities to team members to accomplish all tasks
Ensure alignment with corporate strategy, business line strategic goals, promote technologies/innovation, build meaningful relationships, and align with business markets

Responsibilities Perform detailed analysis of RFP/RFQ/RFI documents to assess requirements and develop compelling proposal narratives that demonstrate our value proposition
Facilitate proposal storyboarding sessions, strategic messaging, and creative writing for all levels of pursuits
Facilitate proposal kick-off meeting and color reviews (pink, red, gold) to ensure we produce quality deliverables that differentiate us from our competitors and provide value to our clients
Collaborate with our graphics team to establish templates and standards for proposal look and feel, writing style, and layout
Responsible for writing non-technical portions of the proposal (i.e., cover letters, executive summaries, project descriptions, resumes, team qualifications, various management plans, win themes and discriminators, etc.)
Review all proposal drafts and final documents to ensure responsiveness, thoroughness, accuracy, and quality
Provide oversight and guidance on graphics development
Establish a production schedule and resource plan to ensure all required proposal documents are produced properly and delivered on time
Oversee client interview preparation, development of collateral and coaching activities
Contribute and maintain SalesCloud Opportunity CRM record for accuracy and completeness
Perform closeout activities ensuring lessons learned and debriefing process is initiated
Provide pursuit interview support and preparation of material (coaching a plus)
Participate in the development of team initiatives
Drive our Business Acquisition Process (BAP)

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