Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - Science and Technology with Passion


SSAI is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EEO/AA-Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Proposal Manager
Reference #:21-3196
Open Date:7/20/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:Yes
Job Description:
SSAI is seeking a Proposal Manager to support our New Business proposal efforts.  As a member of our Business Development Team, the selected candidate will have an active role in the Business Development process, including responsibility for the following:
  • Providing leadership to identify new opportunities and pursuits
  • Developing, reviewing, and submitting Win Plans, SWOT analyses, teaming options, proposal schedules, and strategic themes and discriminators
  • Authoring a wide variety of correspondence required by Government/Industry requests (e.g., Requests for Information, Requests for Proposals, Evaluation Notices, Orals Presentations, and Task Order Proposals)
  • Leading and participating in meetings with Business Development and technical teams to address customers' requirements; as well as leading color team reviews, and other presentations
  • Writing, integrating, and producing proposal content, including graphic concepts
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree plus 8 years of experience managing proposal efforts in response to Government or commercial proposal solicitations or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to manage the entire proposal process from identifying opportunities to award/debrief
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work with diverse teams in a fast-paced environment
  • In-depth knowledge of how to analyze a solicitation and structure a proposal to be compliant, responsive, and compelling
  • Hands-on experience, managing/writing proposals for professional services (science, engineering, and information technology) in commercial or Government contracting environments for customers such as NASA, NOAA, DoD, EPA, and others
  • Direct selling experience through customer meetings, conferences, and societal meetings
  • Ability to effectively use MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience using the Shipley or similar method for proposal management
  • SharePoint file structure and organization ability is preferred
  • Skilled in grammar, punctuation, and styles typically used in proposal writing