Proposal Manager/Writer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

Proposal Writer/Manager

Location: Fairfax, VA/Remote

US Citizen

Must have a strong Federal Background

Job Summary:

The position is responsible for leading and managing the proposal development process in response to U.S. government requests for proposal (RFPs), requests for quote (RFQs), and requests for information (RFI). The Proposal Manager will lead proposal development efforts that include volume leads, technical writers, graphics, and production support.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the proposal process to include content design, development, and review.
  • Review and analyze draft and final RFPs and related documents and develop compliant proposal outline and responses.
  • Develop a detailed proposal schedule and ensure adherence to all deadlines.
  • Prepare all supporting proposal development documentation (outline, page allocation, team assignments, proposal management plan, schedule, kick-off meeting materials, writing templates, data calls).
  • Ensure configuration control of all proposal files, forms, graphics, drafts, reviewer comments, and approvals.
  • Participate in the development and review of proposal strategies and themes and develop a Proposal Management Plan.
  • Participate and/or lead Blue, Pink, Red, and Gold Team reviews.
  • Ensure high-quality content and appearance of the final proposal product and the on-time delivery of the proposal.
  • Ensure effective and comprehensive proposal readiness, including executing pre-proposal efforts that effectively transition to the win strategy efforts.
  • Collaborate with the capture team and executive leadership to gain an appropriate understanding of the win strategy and to ensure the response clearly conveys the proper business perspective, key messages, value proposition, and differentiators against our competition.
  • Understanding company service offerings, experience, and capabilities.
  • Coordinate the use of all outside proposal resources/consultants, to ensure timely, cost effective support.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related discipline required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a proposal development environment for a Federal government contractor, including at least 3 years as a proposal manager.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required.
  • General knowledge of Federal Government contract types (IDIQ, FFP, T&M, CPFF), and technical proposals for the Department of Defense and other Federal customers.
  • Basic understanding of Federal government procurement policies and practices.
  • Solid performance in organizing and motivating small and large diverse teams to come together as one in the pursuit of winning.
  • Work Setting and Environment:

  • Normal business hours Monday - Friday.
  • Work is to be performed remotely and at HQ in Fairfax, VA.
  • ABBTECH is an EOE/Minorities/Women/Disabled Individuals/Veterans

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