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Senior Proposal Manager - Federal Sector (OPEN TO REMOTE)
*This position can work remotely from anywhere in the United States.*
Join the Corporate Growth Team at ICF
We are one team united around one mission: growing ICF. Our mandate is to retain and expand existing client work, capture new opportunities, and actively take work from our competitors. We accomplish this by creating systems that support effective business development (BD) activities, providing best-in-class proposal and BD services, and inspiring our teammates to win.
By supporting growth, we further ICF’s mission to create a more prosperous and resilient world. We work side-by-side with experts devoted to climate resilience, public health, cybersecurity, energy efficiency, and other critical areas that require complex technical solutions from expert teams.
Together, we show why ICF is our clients’ best choice to reach their objectives.
How do we drive this mission?
Corporate Growth is staffed by a wide range of BD experts. We specialize in capture and proposal development, market research, data management and technology, training, price-to-win, and more. By providing a suite of services, tools, and programs, we support project teams across the organization as they develop strategies to pursue and win work.
What makes Corporate Growth unique?
We have created a collaborative, fulfilling, innovative, and transparent environment that values diverse perspectives.
We continually challenge ourselves to find new and better ways to do what we do, looking outward to build on industry best practices and emerging tools while creating space for all ideas. And, we mean it when we say we work hard and have fun.
Join our team. Bring your ideas to our important work.
Your Role on the Team
We are looking for a Proposal Manager to support ICF’s Federal Sector pursuits. You will drive all aspects of the development of compelling, high quality, and compliant proposals in response to federal requirements within ICF’s Enterprise Proposal Center.
Collaborate with senior executives, management teams, functional stakeholders, BD leads, innovation staff, partners, subject matter experts, and external consultants to provide proposal leadership, support, and overall direction for ICF’s Federal pursuits
Manage the proposal process from pre-RFP activities through final production and close out processes
Analyze RFP and develop compliance documents, outline, format, and final product working collaboratively with the technical lead
Review proposals for compliance with solicitation requirements
Contribute to proposal sections as needed, including writing non-technical sections such as management, past performance, or staffing
Develop and manage to the schedule for all color reviews and final production
Assist in the assembly of proposal writing resources
Identify potential for graphic input
Monitor development of the business/pricing proposal to ensure it is on track and in sync with the technical proposal
Serve various functions, as required, throughout the proposal process (compliance matrix developer, section author, draft reviewer, red team reviewer, subcontractor interface, etc.)
Manage or support preparation for interviews/oral presentations, as needed
Will often manage more than one proposal at once
Work to continually assess and improve processes and techniques
May support the facilitation of solution development, message development, SWOT analysis, competitive analysis and other activities related to capture
What We’re Looking For
Bachelor’s degree preferred, with specialization in communications, English, journalism, or related field; equivalent years of experience will be accepted in lieu of degree
Minimum 8+ years of experience managing a wide range of federal proposals
Significant experience with all aspects of Federal proposal preparation, development, and production
Proven track record of leading the development of successful, high quality, high scoring proposals
Proposal editing and writing experience
Strong proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Proficiency in the use of SharePoint and MS Teams
High level of attention to detail
Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment; collaborative and productive work style
Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as teaming partners
Ability to work to meet deadlines (nights, weekends, and holidays, at times)
Ability to work with geographically disparate teams
Ability to remain upbeat, positive, and constructive within a dynamic environment operating under high-pressure deadlines
Strong organizational skills, initiative, and commitment to high-quality work
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
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.
We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.
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