Company Overview

For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

BUSDEV-190329-8748: Senior Proposal Manager
LocationU.S. - Virginia - Reston
Open Date6/11/2019

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking an experienced Senior Proposal Manager to join our Proposal Development team at our operation headquarters in Reston, VA. They will provide guidance and management direction to proposal teams for all aspects of the proposal development process.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Provides leadership and encourages teamwork, mentors/trains and directs multi-organizational teams in planning, storyboarding and developing an effective customer-focused and forward thinking proposal
  • Analyzes, conceptualizes, and interpret RFPs to determine proposal requirements, develop outlines, and populate compliance matrices to provide guidance to volume leads and section authors
  • Supports in the development of effective strategies and tactics at every stage of the proposal process
  • Participates in the development and review of proposal strategies and themes, and manages the development of a Proposal Management Plan (PMP)
  • Develops storyboards for the evaluation of the technical, management, and overall proposal approaches
  • Develops, maintains, and implements the use of proposal management tools to monitor proposal status, and identify and communicate risk areas to successfully meet or exceed proposal schedule milestones
  • Develops and manages the proposal team, working with line organization management to identify and assign key proposal leaders (technical, management, security, resumes, past performance, etc.) and allocate proposal personnel and resources
  • Develops, directs and coordinates schedule, management, past performance, and technical elements related to the development of proposals in accordance with RFP specifications and SOSi's proposal process
  • Collaborates with teaming partners external to SOSi in support of producing compliant, quality proposal development
  • Utilizes matrices to ensure traceability between various proposal volumes and ensure compliance with all solicitation requirements
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Marketing, Communication, Liberal Arts, or a related field, and/or a combination of education and relevant      experience
  • Five to seven years of experience as a Senior Proposal Management Professional
  • 7+ years of progressive experience in all areas of proposal development; preferably with at least three years of experience working as a      Proposal Manager with the Defense, Intelligence and Law Enforcement Services industry
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret an RFP, develop a responsive proposal outline, identify the resources required to produce the proposal,      and ensure compliance of the response to the RFP
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a proposal team, conduct status meetings, and manage the cradle-to-gravel proposal process
  • Ability to facilitate an early-stage solutions meeting (i.e. blue team mock up)
  • Strong critical reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required
  • Adapt easily in a growing, developing, and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task; organize and prioritize multiple on-going projects
  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment
  • Ability to lift and/or move objects or packages of up to 25 lbs
  • Work environment is often stressful and detail oriented as it is a timeline driven department with set objectives and hard due dates
  • Department often works non-traditional hours including consecutive nights or weekends when necessary