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Ref No.: 18-07497
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Title: Proposal Manager
Location: Atlanta GA
Duration: 8 months contract plus extensions

Job Description:
Need a seasoned proposal manager with strong banking experience to manage the financial institution deals. Need someone with industry and competitor knowledge.

Job Description: "The proposal manager is a strategic role requiring exceptional proposal management and writing skills with five to seven years of hands-on experience within a proposal environment. The proposal manager will collaborate/interface with the deal team, including sales, proposal personnel, subject matter experts and executive leadership to complete large, complex opportunities. The proposal manager will write executive summaries and cover letters and research, write, and edit proposal-specific requirements. The proposal manager is expected to gain a broad understanding of Financial's products, platforms and solutions in order to effectively lead the deal team in drafting targeted client-centric submissions that bolster Financial's strengths across the payment processing ecosystem. The proposal manager will also manage ad hoc independent assignments such as update existing content database information and maintain a consistent brand through the creation and use of templates, presentation materials, graphics and supporting tools. This is a fast-paced environment with many competing proposals in process so the proposal manager is expected to work independently and collaboratively from the outset.
Minimum Qualifications
Perform detailed analysis of Request for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Information (RFI) and Vendor Questionnaires requirements; prepare compliance matrices/outlines and schedules in accordance with proposal teams guidelines
Responsible for the end-to-end proposal process for new/existing business opportunities, beginning with the pre-sales phase to contract award
Responsible for managing multiple, concurrent complex proposal efforts and teams simultaneously
Identify, organize and coordinate proposal resources and ensure completion of all assignments, review of all work and adherence to internal quality control measures
Maintain clear, consistent, timely and effective communication with deal team members:
o Email Communications: Provide detailed, timely communications (e.g., meeting invites [purpose, objective and agenda noted] deal summary, meeting minutes, action items, varying status email communications, etc.)
Develop original, customized content that reflects our approach and represents First Datas advantages:
o High-level Sections: Write or facilitate and provide meaningful insight/direction on the development of client-centric cover letters and executive summaries
Lead proposal teams in discussions on proposal win themes/value proposition and other strategic messages
Help SMEs articulate clear and persuasive messages that address the clients requirements
o Requirement Responses: Write detailed responses that conveys our solution capabilities and advantages ideas into language and concepts easily understood by others, proper grammar and mechanics and editing/revising skills:
Ensure content is written for the intended audience, presented in one consistent voice and style and is error free
Ensure completed proposal responses are professional in presentation, delivered on time and in compliance with the clients requirements
Provide thought leadership by thinking outside of the box, resulting in an impactful work product
Responsible for leveraging the proposal content library material, supplemented with input from subject matter experts (SMEs), to formulate targeted and customized responses
Facilitate regular progress meetings with the proposal deal teams to ensure adherence to the established proposal matrix and schedule
Must proactively maintain the proposal content library to ensure that it is well organized, contains all relevant and necessary content to support effective proposal development, and reflect our most current capabilities

Need a seasoned proposal manager with strong banking experience to manage the financial institution deals. Need someone with industry and competitor knowledge.

Education/Experience
Bachelors degree in Marketing, English, Communications or a related field and APMP certification (preferred)
At least five to seven years experience in Fintech, financial services/payment processing proposal environment responding to government (federal, state and local), public and private sector, higher education, merchant and financial institutions RFPs
Additional Skills/Abilities/Requirements
Strong proposal writing experience in a fast-paced, high volume environment is critical; excellent verbal and written communication skills―writing original content and editing are essential functions of the job
Exemplary organizational skills, including accuracy and timeliness with the ability to work well under pressure managing multiple activities and meeting established goals in a deadline-driven environment
Ability to work well with various levels within the organization; ability to work irregular schedule and necessary hours to meet required deadlines; must be able to work independently
Demonstrate a high degree of competency using software products, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), Adobe Suite (Acrobat, Illustrator and Photoshop) and content management/proposal automation software (e.g., Qvidian, SharePoint and Salesforce) is highly preferred
Must be able to work onsite in an in-office environment
Have a willingness to work extended hours when necessary
Must be able to multi-task on multiply concurrent deals with short turnaround time
Location
This position is located in Atlanta, Georgia. "
Interview Required: Yes