Proposal Manager at Horizontal Talent

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Denver, Colorado

Job Description:

Job Description:

Our client, an architectural design firm with 30 offices across the US, is seeking a Proposal Manager to join their team with the hope that they will be converted to a full-time, permanent position.

The Proposal Manager leads the proposal process and production of on-time, brand-compliant deliverables (statement of qualifications, request for proposals, and interviews) from RFP receipt to interview completion. The Proposal Manager will lead and produce their own pursuits while delegating and coordinating the production of specific supporting content. 


  • Manage multiple concurrent proposals for on-time, compliant delivery with little oversight

  • Inspire a multi-disciplinary proposal team (designers, project managers, client leaders, and creative services) to leverage business development intelligence, develop a persuasive win theme, and deliver content in support of the client's needs

  • Edit written content from proposal team (designers, client leader, etc.) to match brand voice and professional style

  • Support shortlist and win rate goals, with strong conversion strategy and execution

  • Support ROI goals and BD framework¬†

  • Record discovered project and people information in firm database (Vision) to ensure institutional knowledge

  • Leverage your knowledge base - including industry research, business development intelligence, firm capabilities, and market sector expertise¬†

Collaborate with:

  • Proposal teams to produce and maintain an up-to-date CC library of on-brand pursuit materials including resumes, project plates, and boilerplate information to facilitate effective and efficient workflows across the team

  • Graphic designers on key pursuits to develop custom, on-brand visual assets that support defined win themes

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Degree in Marketing, Communications, English, or similar

  • 5+ years of experience creating, writing, and editing proposals in the AEC industry (Experience with Higher Ed, Healthcare Sports, Cultural Performing Arts, and/or Business a plus!)

  • Critical thinker who can quickly evaluate needs and recommend responsive solutions

  • Strong project and people management skills - ability to quickly build consensus, and positively "manage up" to get senior-level individuals to support established processes with input and insight in a timely manner

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign; proficiency in Microsoft Suite, including PowerPoint and Teams; familiarity with information gathering from a database, Deltek Vision preferred

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