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Commercial Proposal Manager - Minneapolis, Chicago, or Work from Home / Remote
@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.
We’re currently hiring for a Commercial Proposal Manager. The position is preferably in Minneapolis, MN or Chicago, IL, but can be remote.
As a Proposal Manager, you will:
Develop, coordinate, and prepare responses to RFIs, RFPs, and custom proposals from potential clients.
Develop strong relationships with internal experts, our sales team, and a presentation specialist to determine and present a compelling response strategy.
Manage the proposal process, following the existing ICF Next proposal process guide. Review and analyze requirements, develop and manage to a calendar, facilitate strategy development, and act as the primary project manager for the bid.
In partnership with our experts, develop persuasive content that demonstrates that we understand the client’s needs and why they should select ICF Next.
Adapt answers to standard and non-standard questions to fit sales strategies and highlight our differentiators.
Meet all deadlines for on-time quality delivery of RFI responses and proposals to customers.
Provide proposal assistance, guidance, and advice to account teams managing their own RFP responses.
Work with the knowledge management team to maintain proposal content database and proposal archive.
Continually hone and improve the proposal development process.
As a Proposal Manager, you will have:
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Liberal Arts, English (or related)
5+ years of commercial proposal management experience
A willingness to learn and adopt a new proposal process
Strong persuasive writing, editing skills, and verbal communication skills
Ability to tactfully lead without authority and with a positive attitude
Ability to stay calm under pressure
Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
The desire to work in a dynamic, team-oriented business development environment
Strong time management skills to adhere to often tight deadlines
Advanced skills in PowerPoint
Ability to foster relationships with professionals at various levels within the company
Impressive organization skills
Experience with the Shipley method of proposal development or with managing federal proposals a plus
Membership in APMP a plus
Experience using Microsoft Teams and/or SharePoint a plus
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
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Minneapolis, MN (MN03)