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What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is looking for a Senior Proposal Manager to lead the development and delivery of proposals supporting Verizon Business Group's Public Sector organization.

  • Manages proposals, including all aspects of proposal development, including pre-proposal planning activities, kick-off meeting, value proposition conveyance, theme development, schedule management, action/issue tracking, proposal structure, compliance oversight, writing instructions and team guidance, review team coordination, and production oversight.
  • Leads local and remote proposal teams and associated subcontractors in the development process ensuring the project follows best practices in a productive and timely manner.
  • Develops/maintains proposal management-related artifacts for each opportunity to include kickoff materials, master outline and compliance matrix, schedule, storyboards and or annotated outlines, writing instructions and templates, daily stand-up agenda, proposal team contact list, action items, and color team review briefings.
  • Reviews/analyzes proposal sections for consistency and clarity, compliance with solicitation requirements, and alignment with proposed solutions and themes and writes/re-writes proposal sections as necessary to deliver high-quality, winning proposal product.
  • Collaborates with business development and operational leadership to obtain adequate resources for accomplishing a high-quality proposal submission in a timely manner.
  • Manages and directs all proposal efforts to include preparation, revision, and submission; establishes and enforces the proposal schedule. Clarifies, communicates, and enforces roles and responsibilities of the proposal team members.
  • Collaborates with the capture manager, subject matter experts, and other writers to refine proposal sections to ensure accuracy, compliance, consistency, and reflection of win strategies
  • Assists in the development and refinement of templates and standardized processes to streamline proposal development.
  • Provides daily updates regarding proposal progress to team via the daily stand-up: action items, identified risks, section status, and schedule. Identify risks and develop mitigation plans.
  • Leads/facilitates/drives the discussion during solution strategy sessions with capture manager, volume lead(s), and subject matter experts; capturing and helping to document customer hot buttons, win themes, our approach/solution, and features and benefits at the level required for a compelling proposal response.
  • Works with the color review leads to convene color teams and prepare color team package.
  • Leads color review recovery from post-review assessment to providing guidance for implementation of approved content changes and modifications.
  • Remains current on all solicitation modifications and communicates them to the team. Revises schedule, outline, and compliance matrix as necessary throughout proposal life cycle.
  • Ensures proposal compliance, checking submission for compliance regularly throughout the proposal cycle.

Where you'll be working…

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

What we’re looking for...

Being part of the team that grows our business excites you. You have a sense of urgency that is second to none when it comes to getting work done and meeting deadlines. You enjoy working across groups and meeting customer needs. You thrive on working in a demanding, fast-paced environment.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree of four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have one or more of the follwoing:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Journalism, related field (or four or more years of experience).
  • Six or more years of proposal related work experience.
  • Experience managing and writing Government proposals with a knowledge of the Shipley proposal process.
  • Knowledge of the FAR, especially best-value aspects.
  • Ability to collaborate and work as a team leader.
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of management.
  • Organizational and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability and experience coordinating virtual, distributed proposal team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under conditions of multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Experience with the use of proposal collaboration tools.
  • Ability to successfully execute multiple tasks simultaneously.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical, religious, or state law recognized reasons).