September 21, 2016

Proposal Writer

Confidential Company - Reston, VA

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    Confidential Company Confidential Company
  • Location
    Reston, VA
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    Full Time
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Job Description


THE PROPOSAL MANAGER/COORDINATOR/WRITER will oversee all proposal activities, including managingproposal schedules and deadlines, developing proposal outline and compliance matrix, and monitoring the progress of the proposal.


* Assist the Capture/Sales Team Leader in managing and directing all proposal efforts and personnel

* Participate in the development and review of proposal strategies and themes, and manage the development of aProposal Management Plan (PMP) * Direct the creation and review of a proposal outline that will be used as a key document design and control medium

* Assist in analyzing the RFP/bid requirements against the proposal outline to ensure both compliance and responsiveness to the customer*s issues and needs

* Build the proposal compliance matrix and track the fulfillment of all requirements

* Review completed storyboards and proposal sections to ensure requirements are adequately addressed and that customer page limits are not exceeded

* Conduct regular proposal progress status meetings and maintain the proposal schedule

* Develop a Pink Team (storyboard review) plan for the interim review and internal evaluation of the technical, management, and overall proposal approaches * Direct writing/editing/rewriting efforts, as needed

* Work with the Volume Leaders to ensure inter-volume compatibility is achieved

* Develop a Red Team plan for the final review and internal evaluation of the proposal

* Ensure that appropriate Red Team comments are incorporated into the final proposal

* Direct the Proposal Coordinator in all proposal development and production activities

* Other reasonable and normal duties associated with the Proposal Manager position, as directed by the Business Development/Capture Manager



Bachelors degree in Technical field, English, Communication, or other area of concentration requiring proficient use of the English language

* Up to Five years of experience in the development and production of Federal proposals

* Strong writing and organizational skills

* Team player with ability to lead and motivate teams in a high pressure environment

* Advanced level of Microsoft Office suite, (Word and PowerPoint) and a working knowledge of Excel, Visio and MS Project

* Flexibility to work nights and weekends to meet proposal deadlines

* Familiarity with Shipley or related proposal development methodology