Proposal Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

Position Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Valiant is seeking an experienced proposal writer and manager to create compliant, detailed, accurate, compelling, and clear written proposals as an essential element of our opportunity capture strategy. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree and 4-8 years of progressive experience in various areas of proposal development and management. The individual will be extremely comfortable working as the go-to person in leading and administering our entire proposal process for your assigned opportunities. Seeking a background which shows success executing the conventional duties of proposal management (analyzing and writing RFI/RFP responses, managing schedules, etc.) as well as operating at a highly strategic level with senior business leadership. Strong research, evaluation/analysis, writing, and attention to detail are critical to this role. RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Planning, development, and completion of federal and DoD proposals.
  • Managing proposal strategy according to the business development and capture strategy.
  • Leading proposal meetings and reviews with internal and external stakeholders including teaming partners, senior company leaders, and subject matter experts.
  • Preparing clear and concise briefing materials for senior management.
  • Writing and developing proposal content. Note : This function is not limited to coordinating the proposal process and editing contributor inputs; you are expected to create proposal content from baseline information and write original content responsive to the RFP through research, interviews with subject matter experts, and understanding of our messaging and value proposition.
  • Developing proposal outlines, compliance matrices, proposal schedules, and providing direction to leadership and cross-functional teams assigned to work proposal efforts.
  • Analyzing proposal documents for quality of the proposal for reviews and final delivery by performing rigorous quality assurance and compliance checks on draft and final documents.
  • Coordinating and managing color reviews and determining and executing recovery plans.
  • Managing and tracking multiple proposals, including solicitation amendments.
  • Knowledgeable of regulations governing Federal and DoD procurements and contract vehicles.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with personnel at all levels, from subject matter experts to the CEO.
  • Strong leadership to drive people and process.
  • Out of the box thinking that has a vision for new and creative ways to respond to requirements while maintaining compliance.
  • Ability to make tough decisions and present solutions/alternatives to move the process forward.
  • Ability to multitask and work against strict deadlines.
  • Strong ability to maintain focus on the win strategy throughout the proposal.
  • Flexibility in the face of rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work alone and as part of a team.
  • Ability to organize/prioritize/coordinate efforts to achieve results.
  • Strong process orientation and commitment to continual process refinement and self-improvement.
  • Ability to operate under little supervision.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and ability to analyze, synthesize, and condense text.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and proficient with Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat.

    INTEGRITY - Honesty, Trust and Respect in every situation.

    EXCELLENCE - Performance, Effectiveness, Quality, and Safety in everything we do.

    INNOVATION - Embracing new ideas and best practice in every service that we provide.

    Valiant Integrated Services is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    NOTICE: Valiant Integrated Services NEVER asks job applicants to issue any payment or service fees to Valiant or its recruiters as part of our application process. Before providing any personal information to outside parties, verify that the job you are applying for appears on our Careers site.

    Position Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree. 
  • 4-8 years of experience.
  • Clearance preferred.
  • Experience developing prime proposal with a large team of subcontractors preferred.
  • Experience developing winning proposals for contract valued at $50M or greater is preferred.
  • Experience with Navy training and simulation bids for NAWCTSD a significant plus.

  • Take reasonable care for the Health and Safety of yourself and other persons who may be affected by your actions or omissions.
  • Conform to all Safety Instructions given by those with a higher responsibility for Health and Safety.
  • Report all hazards, potential hazards or dangerous situations, including damaged or mislaid personal protective equipment to your Supervisor or Safety Representative.
  • Report Environmental impacts, anything that results in a change to the Environment as a result of Valiant's activities, products or services.
  • Participate in the achievement of Valiant's QHSE objectives and targets, both those at departmental and company level.

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