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Proposal Manager
Ref No.: 18-17410
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Proposal Manager
Phoenix, AZ

12 Months+

The Proposal Manager will support RFP response processes from beginning to end and be responsible for coordinating the delivery of major proposals including project coordination, proposal strategy, content development, document production, team coordination and presentation support.
Responsibilities
  • Proposal Project Management and Writing
  • Understand the RFP requirements and the pursuit strategy to help the team create compelling and client-focused proposal documents and presentation materials.
  • Develop and manage project plans, keeping teams focused to ensure key milestones are met. Organize proposal teams and act as project manager for the completion of the RFP response, and ensure the RFP process is followed and timelines are defined, communicated, and met on time. Set up and lead RFP kickoff meetings and follow up with contributors as required.
  • Provide quality assurance and document management including liaising with document production team to deliver the highest quality proposals and presentations
  • Serve as the master editor on most RFP responses and high-value pitches in order to quality-check readability and consistency of messaging. Convert contributors' content into a cohesive document with a clear, single voice.

Desired Skills and Experience / Qualifications
  • Must have 5+ years of experience in a related proposal management or proposal development discipline in the public sector and/ or industry serving government sectors where you are able to demonstrate a proven track record of coordinating teams to deliver commercial outcomes.
  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office suites, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required.
  • Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills are essential.
  • Strong attention to detail skills are critical.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, along with a "can do” attitude which allows you to build impactful relationships with others.
  • Ideal candidates will be proactive and results-driven and someone who can demonstrate the ability to plan, organize, and implement his or her work goals and objectives to consistently meet deadlines and manage numerous competing priorities.
  • Must have flexibility to work additional hours at short notice as needed to meet department goals. The work will, at times, require extended and irregular hours to perform essential duties.
  • The candidate must be a team player and have a positive and confident approach backed by tenacity and commitment. Good influencing and negotiating skills and an ability to persuade others to deliver is a must.
  • Will possess the ability to handle multiple projects and competing, shifting priorities, make decisions professionally and effectively. Adapting and responding quickly to changing work situations as well as having the capacity to deal with pressures and occasional setbacks will be crucial.