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Proposal Manager

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Our large Client is actively seeking a Proposal Manager to work as part of a proposal team responding to RFQs, RFPs, award submittals, etc. The Proposal Manager will apply knowledge of marketing and proposal principles to the management, coordination, and production of quality, creative, and compelling proposals, presentations, and other business development/marketing materials. The primary responsibility is to track opportunities and manage the full proposal process beginning with pre-positioning, go/no go decision making, and strategy support, as well as leading the development of presentations and printed qualification materials and proposals in response to formal and informal client solicitations. Initiative in suggesting new ideas to improve proposal development will be welcomed and valued.

You will work in our Greenwood Village office with 400 multidisciplinary professionals and will also be supporting other Colorado Area offices including Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and Glenwood Springs. You will routinely interface with business unit leaders, senior management, and proposal and business development staff from other departments while working as a member of the Colorado marketing team. The position will work with a talented and successful team of professional engineers, planners, environmentalists, marketing managers and coordinators, and graphic artists who have a broad range of experience and capabilities.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
• Tracking opportunities and managing the full proposal process beginning with pre-positioning and go/no go decision making
• Managing development of presentations and printed qualification materials and proposals in response to formal and informal client solicitations, including strategy development, analyzing RFP specifications and requirements; coordinating with capture manager and technical leads; developing compliance matrices, proposal outlines/templates, and proposal review and production schedules; assisting in the development of win themes and differentiators; and coordinating and effectively leading proposal kick-off and review meetings
• Updating/tracking progress of assigned opportunities in
• Salesforce ensuring data accuracy
• Writing qualification-based sections of proposals including resumes, project descriptions, and other general information materials
• Managing proposal production (including working with graphic designers to develop compliant proposal templates, covers, tabs, etc.) into a polished, client-ready package
• Assisting with production and quality checking of documents
• Other marketing duties, as required (trade shows, brochures, qualification submittals, award submittals, etc.)
• Mentoring junior level marketing staff

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Journalism, English,
• Communications, Marketing or related field
• 6+ years of experience managing proposals, including supporting strategy development and other business development activities
• Experience in A-E industry including planning, engineering, and construction consulting business
• Experience managing complex proposals for the public and private sectors
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Qualified applicants will have demonstrated experience communicating to cross-functional project teams
• Strong organizational, writing/researching/editing, and time management skills in order to juggle multiple proposals/tasks with differing deadlines and consistently produce winning proposals
• Strong leadership skills and commitment to coaching/mentoring company personnel including: directing and guiding editing and rewriting efforts
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (specifically
• Word and PowerPoint) and/or InDesign

Preferred Qualifications
• 10+ years of experience managing complex proposals, qualifications, and other marketing initiatives as listed under minimum requirements

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