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Proposal Manager II

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Herndon
Posted on: September 15, 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 II, you'll drive and oversee the bid submission process from initial contact through contract signing for our cutting edge products and services, including winning. You'll direct proposal activities in accordance with the request for proposal (RFP) specifications. Your duties will also include a review and approve proposals to ensure the appropriate themes are incorporated and resolving conficts in team dynamics and condensed project timelines.

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
  • Advanced experience with simultaneously managing multiple proposals of all sizes from proposal planning to delivery
  • Progressive technical, proposal writing and proposal management experience 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 
  • Demonstrated experience preparing Pricing Volumes to include work breakdown structure (WBS) and Basis of Estimate (BOE), including government contracting proposal processes and procedures
  • Prior experience in a Lead role; the ability to mentor, train, guide and inspect the work of team members and coordinate project tasks to ensure milestones are met 
  • An active Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required.  Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


  • Typically 4-6 years of relevant experience
    • Higher education may substitute for relevant experience
  • Self-starter and a problem solver; must have the ability to see the big picture and implement changes as required
  • Association for Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Certification
  • Understanding of the design of program management to include, scheduling, organization and technical management/system engineering concepts
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to clearly express technical concepts in verbal and written forms; ability to tailor conversations to adapt to technical vs. non-technical audiences
  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, the US Department of Defense or US Military 
  • Understanding of one or more of Adobe Creative Suite applications: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat
  • Skills in the use of MS Word, i.e., formatting, outlining, graphics integration, for the use of proposals
  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, the US Department of Defense or US Military
  • An active Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance is highly preferred

Important Notice:

This position requires current/active 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.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

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

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