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Proposal Manager

Essential Roles and Responsibilities for the Proposal Manager Position: Leads various aspects of the proposal development effort Creates the outline, builds templates, proofreads, prepares review drafts and final editions, schedules meetings, and tracks the completion of assignments Coordinates with cross-functional teams to develop quotations and gathers the necessary information required for bid submission Reviews proposal instructions, develops the style guide, and creates computer graphics Collates concept papers into a single body of work and ensures completed proposals are professional Edits written inputs from other proposal authors Assumes responsibility for final proposal editing and production Attends meetings to support development of engagement, capture, and win strategies Assumes responsibility for the Corporate Style Guide Assesses competitors by analyzing and summarizing competitor information and trends Develops sales opportunities by researching and identifying potential accounts, soliciting new accounts, building rapport, and providing timely and relevant information Acknowledges Customer Purchase Orders and keeps accurate filing of customer correspondence and direct communications Participates in special projects and proposals as assigned Coordinates on site meetings with customers and potential clients Continually updates job knowledge by studying new products and attending educational seminars Qualifications: BA/BS in a related academic field of study, or AA/AS plus 4 years directly related experience, or 8 years directly related experience Individuals with job experience, coursework, or specialized training in marketing, communications, writing, editing, and/or proofreading are highly preferred Shipley training highly preferred Minimum Requirements: Outstanding organizational skills to manage simultaneously occurring tasks Excellent interpersonal, communication and team-building skills Keen eye for detail and skills in copy-editing, grammar, style, spelling, and punctuation Able to effectively work under pressure in a team-oriented environment Demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines and produce quality work products for complex, high-visibility proposals Proficiency in MS Office and other common desktop applications that contribute to the production of high-caliber proposals Excellent problem solving and analytical skills Regularly demonstrates creativity; able to interpret customer RFQ documents

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