Senior Proposal Manager

Clearance Level
None
Category
Proposals
Location
Falls Church, Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Developing Proposals

Proposal Management

Proposals

REQ#: RQ169285
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to be at the center of GDIT’s business operations. Make an impact by collaborating across functions to make mission success achievable.

Job Description

GDIT is currently seeking a Senior Proposal Manager to join our team. In this role you will manage enterprise, complex and other large proposals including technical, cost, and other proposal volumes for Defense, IC, and other customers by developing and ensuring the timely submission of high quality, RFP-compliant and compelling proposals that can win in collaboration with large capture and proposal teams.

This position provides an outstanding opportunity to play a strategic role as we work together to create the Next GDIT and apply the breadth of resources available in our new organization to critical technology and mission challenges. The responsibility for determining our customers' needs and priorities and helping to shape customer acquisitions to position GDIT to win makes this both a challenging and rewarding opportunity!

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development of complex, voluminous proposals for Enterprise, multi-billion dollar and other large opportunities in collaboration with the Capture Manager and a team of experts in diverse areas.
  • Interact effectively, both verbally and in writing, with senior leadership and staff including the capture manager, program/project manager, account manager, and others throughout the development of the proposal, both Pre-RFP and Post RFP.
  • Develop a proposal strategy that results in a high quality, compliant and compelling proposal that will score high have the optimal win probability.
  • Manage and be accountable for compliance and the timely submission of the proposal by managing and controlling all proposal activities against the proposal schedule and the RFP's requirements within GDIT's complex business environment.
  • Lead the development of storyboards, proposal mock-ups and iterations of the proposal (across all proposal volumes including the cost volume) through a final version for submission to the Government.
  • Develop and conduct, structured and organized proposal kick-off meetings that establishes the plan to develop the proposal and the responsibilities and expectations of all proposal authors/writers and contributors.
  • Conduct proposal color reviews and/or collaborate with the assigned color review lead or chair in the conduct of color reviews that effectively achieve useful, actionable comments and recommendations from the review teams.
  • Effectively communicate and lead technical experts and proposal center staff (e.g., desktop publishing, production, graphics) to achieve the objectives of the proposal effort. The position requires the ability to coach subject matter experts and other contributors in persuasive writing.
  • Effectively communicate with GDIT leadership as required including the CEO during reviews and presentations to GDIT leadership about the proposal effort.
  • Work under pressure -- This is a highly collaborative position that requires ability to work under pressure and under challenging deadlines of proposals that have GDIT CEO visibility.
  • Coach the selected team in RFP-required oral presentations to the Government customer through rehearsals and other methods to ensure the presentation meets timelines specified in the RFP.
  • For oral presentations required by the RFP, ensure compliance, develop outline and structure of presentation, and collaborate with team to establish clear, relevant messages.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a bachelor's degree plus five (5) years minimum related industry experience in large government contracting environments (in lieu of degree, candidates must have nine (9) years of experience);
  • Demonstrated experience managing and developing complex, voluminous proposals for  opportunities exceeding 100 million dollars including all proposal volumes (technical, solution, cost, and others).
  • Demonstrated experience developing and applying proposal management artifacts including but not limited to the following: proposal schedule, outline, compliance matrix, kick-off, storyboards, mockups, color review in-briefs and de-briefs, and others.
  • Demonstrated experience applying the rigor of formal proposal processes in the development of proposals.
  • Possess strong time management and prioritization skills, strong English language skills, excellent attention to detail, and good judgement in decision-making.
  • Advanced MS Word and MS Office skills are required.  
  • Hybrid: Some Proposal Work will be required to be performed in our Falls Church facility
  • US Citizenship is required due to the nature of the work

Desired Qualifications:

  • Security Clearance of Secret or higher
  • Strongly prefer 7+ years of proposal management experience mostly with large, complex opportunities of total contract value of at least a billion dollars and often requiring hardware/software solutions in addition to technical approach and other proposal volumes.
  • Possess strong time management and prioritization skills, strong English language skills, excellent attention to detail, and good judgement in decision-making.
  • APMP certification and/or PMP certification
  • Relevant experience outside of proposal management (e.g., project management, capture management, account management) that enriches proposal management capabilities

GDIT IS YOUR PLACE:

● Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
● 401K with company match
● Comprehensive health and wellness packages
● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
● Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

7 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Certification

Travel Required

10-25%

Citizenship

U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.