Junior Proposal Manager

Reston, VA
Jul 17, 2017
Aug 07, 2017
Full Time
Responsibilities: Manage proposal efforts (in coordination with Senior Proposal Manager and account capture teams) to ensure delivery of compelling, compliant submissions in a cost-effective manner; facilitate the proposal review process and uphold compliance with Noblis' proposal process and RFP schedule; ensure efficient use of proposal resources. Use and suggest improvements to Noblis' proposal process, templates, checklists, standard write-ups, tools, proposal repository, and compliance checks; provide process training and required skills training to the mission area and account proposal teams. Must be flexible and adaptable; focused on details; organized and able to maintain order through rapid proposal pace or unpredictable changes in schedule.Expectations and Responsibilities:* Develop and deliver compelling, compliant, on-time proposals * Learn, adopt, and advocate the Noblis capture and proposal processes* Help build, lead, and motivate diverse teams of management and technical professionals through Noblis' proposal process * Own the entire proposal effort through its full lifecycle; understand the hand-offs of responsibility and the importance of managing delegation* Be able to manage multiple proposals or task order responses concurrently* Conduct effective proposal kickoffs* Run efficient and effective color team reviews * Coordinate with Proposal Resource Center, contracts, and pricing teams to ensure on-time deliveries of highest quality proposals to customers* Participate in offer design, development, and features/benefits analysis* Ensure that capture team's strategy, themes, solution, and discriminators are reflected in the proposal* Work collaboratively across the company; gain broad awareness of Noblis' capabilities and discriminators and, where relevant, recommend insertion into proposals* Oversee quality of end product with Proposal Resource Center team* Lead post-submission activities such as lessons learned and process assessment; provide timely and immediate feedback to business development and proposal leadership team Qualifications: Required:* Minimum 3 years professional experience in federal contracting* Minimum 1 year experience supporting proposal development or in a proposal management functional role (eg, production, operations, support)* Bachelor's degree in Business, Technical* Experience with a mainstream capture and proposal methodology (eg, Shipley)* Proficiency in MS Office 365, MS SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite* Experience with publication-quality printing and production equipmentExperience editing or writing Desired:* Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Foundation Certification* Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification* Experience editing or writing technical or business documents* Strong personnel management skills* Security Clearance Overview: Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI and Noblis NSP, are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering. Learn more at noblis.org/about. Why work at a Noblis company?Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race.

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