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Proposal Manager - REMOTE

Company: Cambridge International Systems, Inc.
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Cambridge International Systems has a career opportunity for a Proposal Manager-REMOTE, with occasional trips to the VA Beach office. Qualified candidates must be eligible to obtain a Secret clearance. This position is open to candidates from multiple locations.

The Proposal Manager will be responsible for managing the planning, creation, and delivery of proposals, and will ensure that those proposals are complaint and compelling. Successful candidates will be motivated self-starters with the initiative and aptitude to work under minimal direction and work constructively with a technically diverse team.

The Proposal Manager will:

  • Manage all activities involved in the development and revision of proposals, ensuring a compliant and compelling response.
  • Write (and lead other writers) to achieve a compliant, persuasive, customer-focused proposal; interview subject matter experts (SMEs) and program staff and create new content from the interviews and/or data calls.
  • Align data call responses and other contributor input within a proposal.
  • Lead Request for Proposal (RFP) and pre-RFP activities, developing compliance matrices, outlines, and schedules; organize resources, review RFP, ensure compliance. Plan, strategize, and position proposals, including developing win themes, best value propositions, discriminators, and graphics.
  • Lead proposal strategy development and maintain proposal artifacts.
  • Lead multi-discipline proposal teams and provide one-on-one guidance, as necessary.
  • Develop color review drafts, lead color reviews, and resolve reviewer input. Resolves all reviewer input by directly answering/writing to non-technical comments and seeking direction on technical/program topics. Documents all resolution of review input.
  • Ensures consistent branding and style, creates the bid convention style sheet for each opportunity.
  • Counsel and serve as main resource on all matters of a proposal nature.
  • Participate in the preparation and submittal of Requests for Information (RFI), Sources Sought, RFP, Interchange Notice (IN), Evaluation Notice (EN), and other proposals and strategic documents.
  • Adheres to proposal policies, procedures, methods, operating practices, and functional performance standards to facilitate effective implementation within program objectives and requirements.

    Required Skills
    • Ability to coordinate varied assignments for experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments
    • Ability to plan, conduct, and supervise assignments for multiple projects
    • Ability to communicate well, organize work product and projects, and adapt to changes in schedule and scope
    • Ability to write, edit, and review technical content
    • Ability to maintain configuration management of all proposal artifacts
    • Ability to perform research and present data in a compelling manner
    • Expertise with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams) and Adobe Acrobat.

      Required Experience
      • Bachelor's (or equivalent) with 5+ years of experience in proposal development
      • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance
      • Experienced with Shipley business development process
      • Knowledge of CRM tools (VTiger)
      • Expert knowledge of US Federal Government acquisition and proposal process.

        At Cambridge, we recognize innovation and agility grow through diverse collaboration. Our team is comprised of unique individuals, and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. It is our firm intent to support equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in keeping with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

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