Posted 4 weeks ago

Proposal Writer

Axiom is currently seeking a Proposal Manager/Writer to perform and manage all phases of the proposal development process in response to U.S. government requests for proposals (RFP). The Proposal Manager/Writer will assist in the identification of proposal opportunities; manage all aspects of proposal preparation, revision and submission; and coordinate inputs from technical team, management and finance departments. This individual will be required to work closely with members of the Axiom’s and client’s teams, including but not limited to subject matter experts, developers and project managers.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Understand and represent Axiom’s mission, vision, and values to all internal and external customers
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts and other writers to refine proposal sections to ensure accuracy, compliance, consistency and reflection of win strategies.
  • Contribute to business development efforts for new sales and marketing to promote the business, including responses to requests for quotes, and sources sought/request for information (RFI), proposals, and/or presentations as request
  • Understand the activities of the entire federal government proposal process, from pre-RFP through customer debriefs
  • Analyze request for Proposals (RFPs), produce a high-level summary and quickly provide a snapshot of the proposal requirements
  • Develop and follow a comprehensive proposal management plan that at a minimum includes winning strategies, customer requirement analysis, compliance matrix, competitor assessments, themes/discriminators, risk issues, price-to-win analysis and resource requirements
  • Lead proposal development meetings (Kick-off, Daily Stand-ups), assign proposal responsibilities and milestones to include the storyboard and writing plans, produce a proposal calendar, conduct research and gather information from multiple sources
  • Manage the proposal reviews (Blue, Green, Pink, Red) to include the Executive Review (Gold), perform proposal lesson learned and win/loss reviews
  • Review and edit materials for compliance, messaging, completeness, and work closely with the senior technical writer on
    grammar and formatting

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills, preferable experience in preparation of government proposals and grants
  • Knowledge of government contracts types, GSA and FAR preferred
  • Extensive understanding of capture plans and proposal process
  • Certified proposal training is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite such as Outlook, Access, Excel, Word and MS Project
  • Experience using PowerPoint, Access, and Project software packages is preferred
  • Expert at delivering high-quality management and technical proposal volumes
  • Ability to work with executive leadership throughout the proposal process

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Marketing, Communications,
    Journalism, Business Administration or related field; or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in contract
    negotiation/administration, preferable specializing in government contracts

 

Additional Desired Skills/Requirements:

  • Excellent understanding of government contract laws and regulations is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to make informed decisions, manages workloads, and meets deadlines independently
  • A track record of successfully managing high-visibility and complex Federal proposals
  • The ability to assist in the development of win strategies
  • The candidate should also possess strong oral and written communication, problem-solving skills, and a team player
  • The successful candidate will also be able to pass background screening prior to employment
  • US Citizenship or work-authorization

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