• Proposal Manager

    Location US-VA-Reston
    Posted Date 5 days ago(4/16/2018 4:58 PM)
    Requisition #
    Regular Employee
    Full Time
    Security Clearance
    Top Secret
    Job Category
    Business Development
  • Overview

    Manage proposal development for assigned proposals in coordination with Noblis Mission Areas to ensure delivery of compelling, compliant proposals in a cost-effective manner; facilitate and participate in the proposal review process to verify compliance with Noblis proposal process and RFP schedule; ensure efficient use of proposal resources. In addition, use and suggest appropriate changes to the Noblis proposal process, templates, checklists, standard write-ups, tools, and proposal repository; conduct compliance checks and provide related process training and required skills training to the Mission Area and Account proposal teams. This position requires the ability to have a flexible schedule, extreme organization skills, and the ability to maintain order and attention to detail through fast-paced delivery schedules with a variety of internal team members. 


    • Must be a highly effective proposal manager responsible for delivering compelling, compliant, and on-time proposals. 
    • Possess leadership and organization skills – assertive with the ability to effectively lead a diverse team of professionals spanning scientific disciplines, organizations, and experiences to a successful proposal. The proposal manager must be a leader who drives and controls a proposal effort, effectively owning the entire proposal effort.
    • Able to handle multiple proposals or tasks simultaneously. 
    • Coordinate proposal team resources, delivery schedules, outlines, and compliance matrixes. 
    • Ensure that strategy, themes, and discriminators developed by the Capture Team are reflected in the proposal.
    • Allocate and direct proposal resources for best outcome.
    • Work across the company and collaborate for results.
    • Lead, motivate, communicate, and confidently direct proposal teams.
    • Have knowledge of Noblis capabilities and points of contacts for leverage.
    • Work with BD and Strategy teams across the company and Proposal Resource Center team to ensure proposal planning efforts are organized and proposals are of the highest quality.
    • Responsible for post-submission activities like lessons learned, process assessment, BAFO, and document management.
    • Provide timely and immediate feedback to BD management.

    As a Senior Proposal Manager, the following responsibilities are also required:


    • Mentor and grow other proposal managers providing them with standardized Noblis process and tool training, just-in-time training/mentoring on proposal efforts, and increasingly more complex assignments. 
    • Oversee and work directly with contracts, pricing, consultants, and other functions on Noblis critical opportunities.
    • Organize and provide proposal process and on-demand training and mentoring of Noblis employees and proposal teams.
    • Be responsible for structure and direction of the Noblis proposal development process, in line with management requirements, goals, and direction.





    • Minimum 8 years professional experience in Federal contracting business
    • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience as a Proposal Manager, or in a proposal management leadership role
    • Bachelor's degree at a minimum; degree or additional experience in technical discipline, English, business development, marketing, communications is a plus
    • Strong personnel management skills
    • Experience with a mainstream capture and proposal methodology (e.g. Shipley)
    • Ability to use MS Office, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite
    • Experience with publication quality printing and production equipment
    • Top Security Clearance required



    • APMP Practitioner or Professional Certification desired

    • Experience managing Proposal Operations: managing staff, budget planning, assigning workload, monitoring progress, and other operations functions

    • TS/SCI is desirable


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