• Proposal Manager

    Job Locations US-VA-Sterling
    Job ID 2017-1221
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    At REI Systems, we deliver solutions that make a difference and empower people.  Come work for a company that was ranked 11th in the 2018 Washington Post Top Workplaces and that has a fast-paced work environment solving real-world challenges alongside reliable teammates.

    We are seeking a Proposal Manager to join our corporate team working out of our headquarters in Sterling, VA.

    As a Proposal Manager, you will play an integral role in our proposal development efforts and be able to strategize, design, and deliver compelling and compliant proposals for REI’s new and existing client base. You will also be able to support growth and capacity building initiatives across the business unit.


    "REI Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disability/Vet)"


    In this role, you will:

    Develop and Execute Plans for Proposals

    • Support pre-planning activities for major bids
    • Develop outline and schedule
    • Work with the capture manager to assign people
    • Get commitment from contributors and reviewers
    • Organize collaboration and document management

     Coordinate Proposal Development

    • Conduct proposal kick-off
    • Provide guidance to people
    • Conduct daily stand ups and identify road blocks
    • Work with the capture manager to remove the road blocks
    • Communicate with the government when appropriate

     Contribute Proposal Content

    • Proof read content submissions
    • Coach writers or presenters (in case of orals)
    • Support recovery or bolster a weak section
    • Make material contributions in the document

    Conduct Proposal Reviews

    • Oversee quality assurance of the proposal products
    • Support agile reviews of documents
    • Organize and facilitate colour reviews
    • Receive and process feedback to improve content

     Support Marketing and Capture

    • Contribute in promotion activities such as white papers, blogs
    • Support growth team in promotion, lead ID, and qualifications
    • Work with capture manager to prepare for major bids
    • Support RFIs and reviews of draft RFPs

    Develop Capacity and Build Talent for REI

    • Coach/mentor staff in proposal writing
    • Conduct retrospectives and improve proposal process
    • Maintain high quality content for future reuse
    • Bring innovations in the proposal process 

    The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter, has excellent inter-personal skills, and is able to balance process rigor with flexibility to make proposals compliant and compelling at lower costs.


    Other similar professional duties maybe assigned as needed



    • Bachelor’s degree in business and management, human resources, information systems, computer science, or another related field
    • Master’s degree in related field may be substituted for three years’ experience

     Technical Requirements for the Proposal Manager:

    • 5+ years of federal proposal development experience
    • At least 2 years in the delivery of technology-enabled solutions
    • Experience with agile methodologies

    Employer will accept a suitable combination of education, training or experience


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