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Proposal Manager I

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Durham, NC, USA

Responsible for proposal development - ensuring security and integrity of all proposal documentation, coordinating internal flow and review of all proposal inputs, coordinating schedules, coordinating activities with cross-functional business areas, and directing submission of the final proposal.  This is a headquarters based position.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Partners with the technical leader to deliver a compliant, competitive proposal to the client on time. Oversees the entire proposal process, making sure that every member of the proposal team, including sub- and prime contractors, knows what is expected of him/her and when tasks are due.
  • Creates the proposal schedule and keeps track of proposal progress (technical and business),
  • Ensures milestones are met.
  • Ensures proposals receive appropriate review(s).
  • Assists the technical leader to ensure compliance with solicitation.
  • Communicates changes or new information to the entire team. 
  • Helps develop and communicate proposal strategy.
  • Prepares proposal responsibility and compliance outline.
  • Undertakes routine writing assignments.
  • Assists the technical leader in securing resources, such as authors and reviewers.
  • Provides updates on assigned proposals for accurate system tracking.
  • Archives final proposal documentation.
  • Performs other work as assigned.
  • Ensures bid strategy implementation and compliance.
  • Resolves internal team issues.
  • Provides process leadership and experience.
  • Generates a portion of own work through repeat clients requests.
  • Contributes to process improvements.
  • Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.
  • Participates in developing proposal training for the organization.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Exercise judgment within well- defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Interact frequently with junior team members as resource and/or mentor.
  • Understand quality and timeliness goals for projects.
  • Work on assignments that are diverse and challenging in nature.
  • Identify potential process inefficiencies.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Employee works under general supervision; handles problems and deviations in assignments in accordance with policies and accepted practices; confers with supervisor on unusual matters; some latitude for un-reviewed action or decision; work is reviewed for technical soundness, appropriateness, and conformity to policy and goals.
  • Works in team environment and may provide guidance to less experienced team members.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor's Degree or International Equivalent in Business Administration, Public Health, Social Science or Related Field.
Master's degree preferred.
  • Working knowledge of fundamental principles, terminology, and methodology of proposal development.
  • Working knowledge of proposal management conventions.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Effective communication skills, required for providing diplomatic and constructive comments to clients.
  • Skill in observing detail.
  • Ability to foster good customer relationships to build client base.
  • Ability to understand and follow written guidelines, including departmental policies, FHI360 policies and procedures, and work orders.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and other staff.
  • Effective multi-tasking and flexibility to meet competing needs and sensitive deadlines.
  • Skill in abstracting, condensing and writing general information for inclusion in proposal documents.
  • Ability to manage short-term and long term proposals of varying complexity.
  • Ability to analyze tasks and determine appropriate level of effort 
  • Ability to influence others.

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Organization Info

Fhi 360

Washington, DC, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 22 2019
Active Until: 
Dec 22 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Fhi 360