Proposal Manager

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Aquent's client is looking for a dynamic proposal manager with excellent communication and writing skills to join our proposal team. As a proposal manager, you will support sales teams in developing a clear response strategy and writing customer-focused proposals, RFP responses and customer presentations. This position is critical to developing a compelling response by translating requirements, sales strategy and solutions into engaging, customer-ready documents. This role’s contributions directly impact our proposal quality and win rate.

Responsibilities:
As part of the proposal team, you will work with a variety of individuals to develop proposals and presentations from early conception to production and delivery. You will:

 Support the end-to-end proposal/RFP/presentation response process to ensure all expectations, actions, and timelines are understood and met
 Guide the proposal team in developing proposal win themes and ensure they are reflected throughout the proposal
 Write, edit, and format proposal drafts and final versions to ensure they are accurate, well-written, and persuasive
 Promote company-wide understanding and adherence to the RFP process
 Continuously improve the proposal process through best practices
 Upload newly created content into Qvidian knowledge base

Skills & Qualifications
Our successful candidate will have a “can-do” attitude and possess:

 A bachelor’s degree or equivalent
 Experience coordinating and writing proposals
 Excellent writing and communication skills
 At least 5 years’ experience responding to public and private sector RFIs, RFPs and unsolicited bids
 Strong understanding of the proposal process
 Extensive working knowledge of document production using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and the ability to manage large documents
 Ability to work under pressure as part of a cohesive team
 Proficiency in Excel
 Experience with electronic content delivery including Ariba or equivalent for response uploads and Flash or equivalent for presentations
 Experience with proposal content knowledge bases such as Qvidian
 Membership in or certification from the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) beneficial