Proposal Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations


Next Tier Concepts, Inc. (NT Concepts) is seeking a full-time Proposal Manager to work in our Vienna, VA, office. The Proposal Manager reports directly to the Sr. Manager Proposal Operations. The candidate must have a minimum of five years’ experience supporting federal proposals; must be detail-oriented, well organized, and a self-starter able to manage several concurrent tasks independently; and must be comfortable leading large proposal teams that often include external teaming partners. The Proposal Manager will interact with executive and senior management, technical personnel, and external teammates.


  • Review RFPs/RFQs/RFIs to identify proposal requirements and develop proposal plans, storyboard templates, section outlines, compliance matrices, and schedules.
  • Manage proposals in response to RFPs, RFIs, and other government solicitations.
  • Ensure the company proposal process is followed.
  • Facilitate and lead proposal win theme strategy sessions, kickoff meetings, touchpoint calls, color reviews, and lessons learned.
  • Maintain tight, proactive communication with the Sr. Manager Proposal Operations to ensure all necessary resources and activities are available to achieve a successful proposal submission.
  • Ensure proposals are compliant and compelling and that they align with corporate branding.
  • Oversee the development of high-quality, high-impact artwork and graphics for proposals.
  • Manage teammate / subcontractor data calls.
  • Format material to produce attractive and compliant proposals and presentations.
  • Lead proposal production and White Glove reviews.
  • Support other Proposal Operations activities (e.g., content databases, SharePoint library management) as needed.
  • Other assignments as needed to fully support proposals and other related Business Development activities.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field such as English, Business, Marketing, Communications.
  • Formal proposal training and/or relevant certifications (e.g., Shipley, APMP).
  • Minimum of five years in a similar role.
  • Top Secret security clearance strongly desired.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage virtual proposal teams.
  • Ability to foresee issues and the potential of missed deadlines and keep the Sr. Manager Proposal Operations apprised.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with little direct supervision.
  • Flexibility to work non-standard hours when needed.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, Teams).
  • Strong Editing and Desktop Publishing skills strongly desired.

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