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Proposal Manager

Meriden, Connecticut


Direct Hire

$90k - $120k

Our client is seeking a Proposal Manager for a full-time opportunity in Meriden, CT

In this position, you will work with various departments throughout the company, to prepare proposals for various systems and solutions requested by our Sales Team and Customers. You will be responsible for coordinating resources and preparing the final proposals, including the drafting, writing, editing, and proofreading of the proposal to ensure it is in compliance with internal processes and client requirements. Key skills include ability to absorb and retain technical product knowledge; ability to multi-task and thrive in fast-paced environment and working under pressure; ability to meet challenging deadlines; solid organizational, follow-up, and planning abilities; strong communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to work in a team environment.

Required Skills & Experience
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage a challenging workload when faced with changing priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Solid organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, attention to detail, and follow-up
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to absorb and retain technical product knowledge
  • Sense of urgency, ownership and commitment to meeting internal & external customer needs
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Solid skills in MicroSoft programs: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Solid knowledge of RFP/RFQ and proposal process
  • At least one year of proposal management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business, technical or science field; or equivalent training and experience
Desired Skills & Experience
  • Experience working with SalesForce or similar CRM tool
  • Working knowledge of SAP or similar ERP/MRP systems
What You Will Be Doing
  • Participate in strategic planning that includes evaluating marketing intelligence, identifying customer concerns and key issues, analyzing competitive aspects, developing proposal strategies and themes for win strategies
  • Draft, write, edit, proofread proposal to ensure compliance with technical and customer requirements
  • Develop proposal management plan including schedule
  • Schedule and run proposal kick-off meetings; facilitate key review meetings; coordinate document production and delivery of final professional proposal within customer deadlines
  • Assemble, coordinate, and manage necessary resources to support the proposal requirements
  • Develop proposal compliance matrix; integrate technical and cost information; meet and fulfill customer requirements through proposal development
  • Work closely and strongly with a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contribution from sales, engineering, physics teams, finance, legal, product management, and marketing
  • Utilize Excel to prepare basic financial evaluations/analysis on discounts & margins for proposal pricing
  • Manage internal and external customer relationships and maintain strong communication and response, handling issues appropriately and in a timely manner

The Offer
You will receive the following benefits:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Vacation Time
  • Basic Life/AD&D
  • Disability
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 401K
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis now and in the future.

Posted by: Crystal Susong

Specialization: Project Management

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