Proposal Manager

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/23/2020 1:19 PM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Full Time
Job Category
Business Development


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.



- 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
- Develop proposal outlines, compliance matrices, proposal schedules, and provide direction to leadership and cross-functional teams assigned to work proposal efforts
- Conduct effective proposal kickoffs
- Coordinate and manage color reviews and determine and execute recovery plans
- Run efficient and effective color team reviews 
- Analyze 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
- Participate in offer design, development, and features/benefits analysis
- Ensure that capture team’s strategy, themes, solution, and discriminators are reflected in the proposal
- Coordinate with Proposal Operations Center, contracts, and pricing teams to ensure on-time deliveries of highest quality proposals to customers
- 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 Operations 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
- Take an active role in business development process improvement and be willing to take on a variety of other business development support roles beyond proposal management (research, writing, BD metrics reporting, capture training, etc.)
- Ability to act as book boss or proposal coordinator on larger bids


Client Engagement

· Learn about and support Noblis’ client engagement, corporate values, and corporate strategic priorities, including providing input to proposal writers.
· Build a productive relationship with your client and understand their structure and goals.
· Participate in the proposal process by providing input to proposal writers.




- Minimum 8 years professional experience in federal contracting
- Minimum 5 years experience supporting proposal development or in a proposal management functional role (e.g., production, operations, support)
- Bachelor's degree or 6 years of work experience in lieu of degree

- Top Secret Security Clearance

- Strong understanding of business development, capture, and proposal processes 
- Experience with federal contracting business development, government contracting capture, and proposal processes and procedures
- Proficiency in MS Office 365, MS SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite
- Experience with publication-quality printing and production equipment
- Experience editing or writing
- Strong leadership to drive people and process 




- Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Foundation Certification
- Experience editing or writing technical or business documents
- Strong personnel management skills


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiary, Noblis ESI, tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


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 awardsNoblis maintains a drug-free workplace.


Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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