Senior Proposal Writer

Location: Herndon, Virginia
Date Posted: 10-18-2017
Software AG Government Solutions is seeking an experienced Senior Proposal Writer with technical proposal writing experience. This position combines proposal manager functions with technical writing. Requires monitoring of RFP portals (FedBizOpps, GSA, GovWin, etc.), performing initial review of RFP in coordination with account executive/business development lead and leading the proposal process once the ‘go’ decision is made. Establish compliant proposal templates, gather content including from subject matter experts (internal or external), and develop proposal drafts for review. Prepare proposal volumes for final submission. Manage any follow-on activities based on communication from contracting offices. Roles and responsibilities include:

Essential Job Functions
  • Coordinate Business Development team meetings and assists in compiling and organizing technical proposal response templates, and establishing internal team deadlines
  • Develop and maintain dashboards and reports that create visibility of status/progress on all proposal efforts.
  • Review requests for proposals documents; assesses information required and coordinates with team according to internal procedures; development of compliance matrix to opportunity download all solicitation and response documents to company portal, establish a team kick-off meeting, and provide a proposal schedule for team to follow
  • Develop effective technical proposal documents that are consistent within organizational standards, using existing templates and/or developing original proposal content as needed
  • Perform proofreading and review of draft proposal documents
  • Provide formatting of all proposal documents for submittal
  • Coordinate with team the final proposal document production (in print and/or electronic format) and delivery
  • Ensure compliance with proposal formatting, response to proposal instructions and requirements, and organizational proposal guidelines
  • Evaluate technical sections: text, layout, graphics, etc., for storytelling quality, consistency, coherence, clarity, and compliance with technical requirements and for alignment with solutions and themes.
  • Maintain a library of proposals submitted to customers and prospects.
  • Maintain the inventory of bid opportunities, bid decisions, and proposal wins and losses.
  • Responsible for establishing, and maintaining/updating template proposal response language, resumes, past performance, and other proposal related documentation portals
  • Participate in debriefs with the government and documents recommendations for improvement
  • Must have availability to provide support for last-minute proposal tasks as needed
  • Perform any other proposal related duties as required
Education and Experience 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, English, or related field is required
  • Technical Background in infrastructure management, software services, systems engineering, data management, Big Data, Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Cloud Services, Program Management, Web/Mobile Development, and IT Security
  • Knowledgeable and familiar with Shipley Standards
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • 8+ years of experience as a professional technical proposal writer
  • 5+ years of experience in the federal government contracting proposal department is required
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen 
Required Skills
  • Strong knowledge in Federal Government contracting, standard Federal RFP organization, statements of work, proposal instructions, and evaluation criteria
  • Can oversee the development of multiple simultaneous proposals on different timelines; advise leaders on resource constraints and prioritization of efforts.
  • Ability to keep all proposal participants on track
  • Experienced independent, organized, self-starter, with solid management and multitasking skills.
  • Ability to lead teams, work independently, multi-task, and adhere to strict deadlines
  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization in a professional, diplomatic, and tactful manner
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be willing to work evenings or on weekends on occasion to meet proposal deadlines
  • Ability to meet with SMEs to extract proposal contents
  • Association of Proposal Management Professional (APMP) is a plus
Software AG Government Solutions is a growth-oriented software company dedicated to serving the U.S. Federal Government and Aerospace and Defense communities.  We are headquartered in a brand new facility located in the Worldgate area of Herndon, Virginia.  We are within walking distance to many restaurant options and a large fitness facility.  We offer a generous benefits package and handsome incentive opportunities.
 Our world class product suites are based on a fully integrated digital business platform that inherently removes the barriers of connecting data from every source across an extended enterprise.
We specialize in software products that deliver rapid application development, process automation, business/IT transformation and real-time in-memory data management and analytics at massive scale. The company is focused on building trusting relationships with our customers leveraging a highly effective “Prove IT First and Prove IT Fast” approach to solving mission critical IT challenges. Widely embraced by our customers, this approach has been proven to minimize risks associated with IT investments
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