Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search for
an experienced Senior Proposal Manager located in Apple Valley, MN
This position is a long-term contract to hire job opportunity.
The Proposal Manager has primary responsibility for leading the
proposal process, beginning with initial intake activities and on
through to successful proposal submission. The company responds to
RFPs that call for complex and strategic solutions, often in
response to bid requests from state governments. The Proposal
Manager plays a critical role in proposal success, and the role
calls for both excellent project management and written
communications skills (writing and editing), along with ability to
collaborate with designated subject matter experts in all of
Questar¿s functional areas (distribution/collection, processing
operations, program management, assessment development, IT/IS,
measurement/research, and performance assessment) to develop and
deliver all components of a final proposal. The Proposal Manager
edits the work of subject matter experts, writes new positioning,
and edits all the components together in a way that addresses both
compliance and sales strategy. As part of the senior role, function
in some capacities as a team lead, including support with:
assessing proposal complexity and weighing in on team assignments;
coaching and mentoring other proposal managers on the team;
tracking and monitoring status of proposal projects across the
-Take ownership of entire proposal process from receipt of RFP
through development and production.
-Collaborate with the Proposal and Business Development Team to
ensure project objectives are met.
-Review RFP in detail and evaluate contents for key
-Prepare for and facilitate proposal-related meetings (kick-off,
-Prepare proposal project calendar.
-Prepare work plan, deadlines, and assignments, and notify
participants of work plan and deadlines.
-As available, provide boilerplate text for subject matter
-Write original text, as needed, in consultation with subject
-Review text submitted by SMEs for compliance.
-Compile and edit full first draft, ensuring accuracy, consistent
voice, and other alignment with best practices for proposal
-Submit draft for management review and address edits.
-Coordinate with pricing and production resources to produce and
ship final proposal.
-Address follow-up questions, as necessary.
-As part of the senior role, function in some capacities as a team
lead, including support with: assessing proposal complexity and
weighing in on team assignments; coaching and mentoring other
proposal managers on the team; tracking and monitoring status of
proposal projects across the team.