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1421- Proposal Manager

Chantilly, Virginia
US Citizen

The Proposal Manager is primarily responsible for managing and writing proposals in support of company growth goals, Will report directly to the Principal responsible for Strategic Pursuits/Operations. Will work closely with senior leadership, capture/business owners, other proposal managers, engineers, proposal coordinator, and operations staff.  


  • Provide full lifecycle proposal management, writing support, editing, ensuring compliance, resolving issues, coordinating among key stakeholders, and analyzing solicitations.
  • Leads and participates in collaborative sessions to refine win strategy, competitive assessments, and customer pain points or hot buttons.
  • Work with proposal coordinator to ensures development and distribution of appropriate proposal-related documentation, including compliance matrices, style guides, outlines, schedules, writing guidance, and kick-off presentations.
  • Coordinates with the contracts and pricing staff on cost and contractual volumes to ensure appropriate schedules and inputs.
  • Authors appropriate proposal sections and help design graphic concepts.
  • Works with the engineering staff to assist in the design of the technical solutions for the proposals;
  • Reviews proposal content for compliance and cohesiveness.
  • Envisions the entire proposal, ties in the win themes, reviews with the other groups, runs through daily meetings, understands and manages the entire proposal.
  • Provide Capture Analysis/Management Support (secondary)


  • 5+ years’ experience in Federal Proposal Development.
  • Must work well under pressure and able to meet deadlines.
  • Strong business acumen, with willingness and ability to learn additional skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a number of projects simultaneously; able to be hands-on as well as strategic.
  • Positive attitude and works well with others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels of management; ability to project a confident leadership image to peers, subordinates and executive management.
  • Exceptional skills in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Proposal Repository Management experience
  • Bachelor's Degree or additional years of experience in lieu of degree


  • Experience with leading and supporting complex proposals in the DoD, Federal Civilian and Intelligence sectors.
  • Experience with video oral proposal presentations.
  • Experience using a CRM Tool such as Salesforce
  • APMP certification or similar proposal certifications are a plus


  • US Citizenship required with the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance