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Huntington Ingalls Industries Proposal Manager - 19185 in Fairfax, Virginia

Proposal Manager - 19185

Position Location Fairfax, VA

Requisition # 19185

# of Openings 1

Huntington Ingalls Industries - Mission Driven Innovative Solutions Group (HII-MDIS) provides mission-critical engineering and technical service to Information Technology, Federal Civilian, and National Security, Aerospace & Defense and International government and commercial customers at more than 100 locations worldwide.

HII-MDIS is currently seeking a Proposal Manager to work out of their Fair Lakes/Fairfax office. We are looking for a proactive, customer focused, team player; who is a good communicator, customer-service oriented, and is able to interact with all levels of personnel in the Company.

Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not be limited to the following):

  • Candidate will be required to support the proposal development process through interaction with the HII-MDIS Proposal Operations organization, HII-MDIS Operational entities, and team members.

  • The Proposal Manager will oversee the initiation, development, and completion of responses to Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and develop associated products, such as proposals, statements of capabilities, white papers, briefings, etc. They will provide proposal support to local and remote internal customers on requests or solicitations issued. The Proposal Manager will develop compliance matrices, proposal schedule/calendar, and proposal templates as required. They will manage development of proposal content to ensure compliance with requirements, and lead/support color reviews (pink, red, or gold) as needed. The Proposal Manager will develop content and requirements for data calls to support proposal development, and manage the response effort to ensure the proposal team (internal and external) adhere to the HII-MDIS proposal process.

  • Working with BD and Capture Managers, the Proposal Manager will supervise/oversee development of proposal win themes, discriminators and storyboard or strawman proposal development

  • In addition to proposal management, the Proposal Manager will provide RFP evaluation, writing support (including management, past performance, resumes, and/or interviewing subject matter experts) if needed, develop compliance and cross-reference matrices, as well as provide other proposal development expertise to enable HII-MDIS to grow and diversify its business base.

Qualifications and Experience:

Required –

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus 5 years relevant experience; OR Master's degree plus 4 years relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated experience managing large ($300M) proposals involving multiple team members for both services and complex systems integration type bids

  • Familiarity with the federal contract bid process and requirements, the Government task order and RFP development process, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements, and how proposals are evaluated

  • Proven ability to analyze RFP requirements, and synthesize information to support development of win themes and value propositions

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills, and proven ability to understand and communicate solution/proposal concepts in a compelling, persuasive manner

  • Must be able to support capture managers and executive leadership in potential impacts to the ability to win awards based on RFP and proposal analysis

  • Must be willing to travel for extended periods of time to lead remote proposal operations

  • Supports development and refinement of templates, and standardized processes to streamline proposal development and continuously improve proposal development processes.

  • Capable of working under tight deadlines, with the flexibility to work on several projects concurrently

  • Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office applications to support proposal desktop publishing, and produce reports, presentations, correspondence, and a variety of other materials as needed.

  • Experience with Adobe suite tools, MS SharePoint, and VPC a plus.

Preferred –

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline

  • Experience working as a program manager or similar line management position

  • Capable of professional interaction across all levels of personnel, including executive leadership, former military personnel, external partners, and technical subject matter experts

  • Capable of working under tight deadlines, with the flexibility to work on several projects concurrently

  • Strong leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities

  • Excellent time and resource management skills

  • Excellent management skills to facilitate results across functional groups and organizations, including geographically dispersed organizations, and across many types of professions

  • Participate in strategy session and conduct interview with SMEs to support technical proposal writing and overarching proposal solutions.

Security:

  • US Citizen

  • Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance

  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.

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