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Sr. Proposal Manager - Federal Sector - Work from Home
ICF is in the business of Making Big Things Possible. This is a great opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. We are looking for a Senior Proposal Manager to support the Federal Sector. 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.
This position can work remotely from anywhere in the United States.
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
May collaborate in supporting the facilitation of solution development, shaping the work, message development, SWOT analysis, competitive analysis and other activities related to capture
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 Technical Lead
Review proposals for compliance with solicitation requirements
Develop proposal sections, as appropriate for non-technical areas, including management, past performance, and 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 manage people, process improvement workstreams, or special projects
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience; specialization in communications, English, journalism, or related field preferred
Minimum 8+ years of experience managing a wide range of federal proposals
Significant experience with all aspects of 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. 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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