Proposal Manager

Job Locations US-FL-Melbourne
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 8 months ago(1/18/2022 9:52 AM)
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Regular Full-Time
Clearance Required

About Mission1st

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Mission1st is a global IT, network and systems engineering solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence community, and homeland security markets. The company's 180+ employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, Mission1st reported annual revenues in excess of $25 million, with a pipeline of growing programs and an increasing customer base.


What you'll do

In this role, you will track proposal information such as Q&As; review and identify the changes and their impact on the proposal. You’ll manage communication with internal clients, including - Chief Officers, Vice President and other executives. Define timelines and milestones for multiple (simultaneous) proposal efforts and ensure adherence to those timelines. As well as, direct writing/editing/revision efforts; coordinate with volume leads to ensure consistency and compliance through Blue, Pink, Red, Green, Gold and White glove. Other responsibilities are listed below:


  • Conduct regular proposal status meetings.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience applying the Shipley proposal processes
  • Develop outlines that present a compelling, innovative, and compliant approach to developing proposals
  • Identify proposal development risks and propose creative mitigation strategies
  • Create proposal elements such as matrices, tables, and graphs
  • Use library content to pre-develop executive summaries and management approaches
  • Document and discuss these impacts with the team and develop innovative ideas to address them
  • Ensure past performance/resume updates are compliance with the proposal requirements and they are completed in timely manner
  • Coordinate proposal kick off, color review and lessons learned meetings; ensure resulting action items and comments are addressed
  • Review drafts to ensure proposal content flows, is consistent, is fully compliant, and effectively communicates a compelling technical approach
  • Perform desktop publishing efforts to finalize proposal content
  • Coordinate with graphic designers to ensure visually appealing graphics align to proposal content
  • Participate in the development and review of win strategies and themes
  • Liaise with contracts department to verify completion of NDAs and teaming agreements
  • Coordinate development of pricing volumes with the pricing team

What you'll bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree (four-year college or university) in related field or equivalent combination of work experience
  • Five or more (5+) years’ experience full life-cycle proposal writing, management, and development
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • A commitment to your profession demonstrated by participation in providing support, guidance and memberships in professional associations
  • An understanding and experience with large, complex IT projects and organizations
  • Skilled ability to coach writers on proposal industry best practices as well as corporate standards
  • Outstanding attention to detail, organization and prioritization skills
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to plan, produce and deliver compliant proposals in a complex environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to apply critical thinking
  • Strong desktop publishing skills in addition to strong copy and content editing skills
  • Proficient managing a large volume of RFTOPs for various Federal Agencies
  • A desire to join some of the most capable and experienced telecommunications and engineering professionals in the industry and contribute to the ongoing growth of our venture together
  • An understanding of Federal procurement policies and practices
  • Skillful scheduling and leading proposal related meetings
  • Experienced managing responses to Federal Requests for Proposals (RFP) with a successful win record
  • Savvy using SharePoint (or similar tool) to facilitate proposal development

Why you'll want to join us

Impassioned strategic thinkers who are eager to learn, grow and contribute to a shared company mission. At Mission1st, the members of our team have the opportunity to broaden their minds, amplify their skills, build worthwhile relationships with the industry’s best of the best, and have a direct impact on our company’s success! 


Along with our dynamic company culture and collaborative environment, you will have the opportunity to harmonize your personal and professional life and grow immensely. 


We also offer some fabulous benefits, including:


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance with an employer contribution
  • Flexible paid time off (employees are encouraged to spend four weeks away from the office each year)
  • A generous 401(k) plan
  • A corporate wellness program
  • Tuition reimbursement


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