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  • 526 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314

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Proposal Manager

Central Research, Inc. • Alexandria, VA

Posted 14 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - At least 7 year(s)
Credit - Loan - Collections
Business Development

Job Description

CRI is actively seeking a Proposal Manager with strong Federal Market experience, for immediate hire, to join our Alexandria, VA office!

The Proposal Manager will work collaboratively with technical leads to prepare winning proposals and presentations. The ideal candidate is comfortable in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, can manage multiple concurrent initiatives, and enjoys working with different styles and management levels, both in person and remotely. Successful candidate will assist with preparation of marketing materials (flatsheets and qualifications documents), client and market research, coordination of social media efforts, local events, and other duties that promote the CRI brand. Candidate will ensure proposals meet RFP requirements and provide oversight to the proposal improvement process.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Responsible for using the proposal process, tools, and templates in leading teams to develop high quality proposal responses. This process involves interpretation of solicitation requirements for document organization and production as well as maintaining accurate and timely communications regarding document status, proposal team meetings, and formal reviews
  • Serve as a partner in the development and maintenance of proposal libraries, databases, and other sources of information
  • Identify tasks, assign responsibilities, and develop production schedule
  • Adhere to file structure, archive, and back-up procedures for proposal materials while establishing electronic proposal file access and tracking protocols for documentation
  • Create and customize templates and compliance matrices for assigned proposal efforts
  • Conduct training for proposal team members, coordinate and lead proposal kickoff meetings, and work collaboratively to help teams follow industry best practices for proposal development
  • Develop content for non-technical portions of the proposal response such as staffing, management, resumes, and past performance
  • Assemble drafts providing review, formatting, and editing support and ensure final formatting and layout of proposals in preparation for production
  • Manage the binding and packaging of final proposals and coordinate delivery as needed
  • Drive the development and maintenance of reuse libraries, ensuring the libraries and the proposal sites are current, comprehensive, and accurate
  • Participate in strategy discussions with the capture team and manage resulting action items\
  • Assist technical manager in developing win themes and story boards
  • Develop and maintain relevant social media plans, themes, programs, contests, promotions, and campaigns by writing and publishing contact for all social media platforms
  • Cultivate and actively maintains relationships with media and stakeholders of the Corporation
  • Monitor daily engagement presence on networking sites, engaging with citizens/clients on social sites, posting on relevant blogs, and seeding content into social applications as necessary

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, non-fiction English or relevant field of study or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a proposal development role in a medium- to large-sized organization in the Federal contracting environment
  • 5 years’ experience working closely with a Federal contracting business development team
  • Experience conducting market and client research

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, non-fiction English or relevant field of study

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to discuss and quantify your contribution to the proposal win rate on new and existing business on prior BD teams supported
  • Knowledge and hands on experience with market research and analysis, interpretation and report development
  • Detail oriented and organized, with exceptional prioritization skills
  • Ability to effectively balance competing priorities
  • Demonstrated proficiency with web-based tools, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) applications, samples may be requested
  • Ability to effectively communicate with senior management, supervisors, peers, and clients
  • Excellent research, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a team, as well as independently
  • Must be able to thrive in a deadline-driven environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency with successfully managing social media and tracking and reporting metrics on outreach campaigns
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to analyze and interpret general business periodicals and professional journals

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Central Research is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Click here to view the Equal Employment Opportunity Posters.

If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan, please call 703-382-1970.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact our recruiting office at (703) 382-1363.This telephone line is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.  It is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position.  This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by the company.

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