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Proposal Development Manager

Company: Taher, INc.
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Job Description:

The Proposal Development Manager is responsible for ensuring the development and delivery of compliant and compelling RFP/RFI responses in a timely manner. You are responsible for managing proposal development processes, including planning, organizing, strategy development, scheduling, ensuring compliance, writing, coordinating overall activities, preparing, and communicating status reports; critiquing and making improvement recommendations; coordinating and spearheading proposal production; and leading all related tasks necessary to submit complete, compliant, and compelling proposals on time. You manage the creation of persuasive documents. You work with staff enterprise-wide (capture sales, business development, program managers, product management, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and executive team), to communicate the proposal strategy, client needs, and solution components. With your extreme attention to detail, you meet all milestones and deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, reviews, approvals and signatures. You develop a plan for managing each proposal, pulling together the proposal team, assigning tasks/roles, and tracking ongoing progress throughout the project. This position has accountability for the quality and compliance of the written deliverable. The Proposal Development Manager is responsible for coordinating and delivering on proposals, by effectively laying out the proposed solution and identifying its competitive advantages in a compelling way. Position Responsibilities: * Lead and manage cross-functional teams involved in the process to produce quality, winning proposals while meeting stringent schedule requirements and provide all necessary data for the customer to evaluate the proposal easily and efficiently. * Ability to work with colleagues in a virtual environment * Develop proposal schedule and drive/ensure adherence to all deadlines. * Coordinate the development of all proposal development materials including proposal outline, proposal management plan, proposal kick-off meeting materials, storyboard, and writing plans. * Work with our creative department to develop the win strategies, themes, discriminators, source content, graphic concepts, and other writer guidance. * Manage proposal content, including assessment of quality and form * Draft sections of the proposal, as required * Decompose and translate RFP requirements into a compliance matrix, annotate proposal outline, and content plans * Create a proposal compliance matrix and outline and review the proposals for compliance. * Work with sales, capture, program management, contracts, legal, engineering, customer service and operations to determine proposal team assignments. * Oversee final proposal production including coordinating desktop publishing, editing, proofreading, printing, and binding. * Assist in proposal reviews and promote standardized corporate proposal processes. * Review and analyze solicitation and related documents. * Provide input on proposal development costs. * Maintain and update all proposal procedures, templates, checklists, forms and other artifacts. * Oversee process for capturing and disseminating artifacts useful for generation of proposals such as past proposals, resumes, past performance information, and graphics. * Owner of Proposal development process, work with team on continuous improvement initiatives, tools and metrics. Qualifications Required Skills * Exceptional facilitation and organization skills to lead cross-functional proposal teams. * Broad understanding of enterprise and technical architecture concepts and digital technologies such as cloud, SaaS, IT infrastructure, application software, system security * Expert in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products * Working knowledge and skills in using document repositories like SharePoint * Strong leadership, team development and management skills * Strong project management skills * Detail oriented with a strong focus on results * Strong process orientation. * Ability to be the internal and external point of contact, and brief team members including management * Strong analytical, written, and oral communication and presentation skills * Ability to take initiative, multi-task and work well under pressure * Education: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university or relevant work experience in lew of degree. * Training or certification in proposal writing or processes (APMP, Shipley, etc.) Qualifications, Education and Experience: * BS or BA degree in business or related

Keywords: Taher, INc., Minnetonka , Proposal Development Manager, Executive , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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