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Sr. Proposal Manager

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Herndon
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

Do you have strong analytical and communication skills, like to work in a collaborative environment, and have a background in the US Department of Defense, US Military, or Aerospace & Defense industry? We may have the perfect opportunity for you! As a Proposal Manager, you'll manage the bid submission process from initial contact through contract signing for our cutting edge products and services. You'll oversee the development of proposals in accordance with the request for proposal (RFP) specifications. Your duties will also include a review of proposals to ensure the appropriate themes are incorporated.

You will be responsible for submitting fully compliant, professionally prepared, fully reviewed and approved proposals on time to help SNC win the business to meet our growth objectives. To do that you will work with a team of subject matter experts, capture lead, technical lead, program manager, technical writers, graphic designers and others as you pull together a winning proposal.

The Mission Solutions and Technologies (MST) business area provides affordable, turn-key command/control, communications, integrated ISR, force protection and security solutions worldwide. The MST team has a long legacy of supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, commercial and international customers with years of experience in platform operations, engineering and full lifecycle management across domains – air, land, sea, space and cyber. Learn more about MST


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study
                              • Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education
  • Extensive experience with simultaneously managing multiple proposals of all sizes from proposal planning to delivery
  • Proficiency in technical and proposal writing with emphasis in technical products and logistics services
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to motivate/work with others
  • Ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required


  • Typically 6-8 or more years of relevant experience

                               • Higher education may substitute for relevant experience

  • Experience preparing Pricing Volumes to include Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Basis of Estimate (BOE)
  • Advanced skills in one or more of Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat
  • Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Word, for the use of proposals, such as formatting, outlining, graphics integration
  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, the US Department of Defense or US Military
  • APMP certification(s)
  • Knowledge and experience with the Shipley method

Important Notice:

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status

pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Corporation, Germantown , Sr. Proposal Manager, Other , Herndon, Maryland

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