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Proposal Manager, GS


Chantilly, Virginia (VA), US, 20151 Virginia (VA), US

Category:  Administrative
Work Area:  Remote
Requisition ID:  1498



About Day & Zimmermann

No matter the mission, SOC delivers! We provide a full suite of integrated solutions that support security and protection needs in high-threat environments across the globe. Our reputation as a responsive, agile and trusted partner precedes us. Still not convinced? We’re trusted by the U.S. Government and other commercial clients to detect and deter the full spectrum of threats in support of national security interests. As a Day & Zimmermann company, we have the strength to achieve mission objectives in any corner of the world. Come join in on our purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world!

As the Structural Proposal Manager here’s the work you’ll do:

  • Manages the integration of proposal development processes and functional subject matter experts (internal and external to the company), sufficient to evaluate and manage all activity resulting in the completion and submission of high-quality, compliant, compelling and winning proposals.  Searches, collects, analyzes, interprets and incorporates market data and competitive intelligence in the development of proposal strategy.  Leads proposal strategy and color reviews, ensuring win themes, value proposition and messaging are incorporated into proposals.
  • Collaborates with business development leads, capture managers, business/functional leaders and subject matter experts to develop strategy, manage proposal artifacts and author technical and management solutions in response to requests for information and requests for proposals.  Coordinates and directs technical writing, editing, graphics and production support personnel. 
  • Analyzes solicitations and leads proposal teams and proposal development efforts resulting in compliant and compelling solutions.  Responsible for collecting, organizing, and integrating proposal inputs from various sources, as well as assembling proposal volumes, tables, exhibits and attachments.
  • Leads the development and sustainment of a proposal respository/library system to ensure effective storage and retrieval of proposal content, past performance information, presentations, proposal development tools and templates, market/competitive intelligence and lessons learned/win-loss data.  Support business development pre-award process improvement efforts
  • Develops capability statements and past performance citations that highlight the key features of work performed, responses to requests for information and sources sought requests that feature DZGS's capabilities, discriminators and value propositions.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Mastery of business development pre-award lifecycle process (e.g., Shipley), especially pre-proposal planning and proposal development phases; understanding of the FAR, especially best value aspects.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, interpersonal, project management and leadership skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously while adjusting to changing priorities.


  • Highly motivated, results driven with an excellent work ethic; pushes self and others to deliver results (winning proposals) always on-time and consistently within budget.
  • Exceptional analytical skills; ability to develop and present complex data or information in a clear and concise format to all levels of management and our customers
  • Must display organizational agility; able to develop and leverage effective relationships and networks; knows how to get things done through both formal channels and informal networks.

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in English, Journalism or Business or an equivalent combination of education and/or related work experience.
  • 6+ years’ demonstrated experience leading successful large scale competitive federal government proposal development and operations activities; 4+ of which in technical writing and/or business development.
  • Association of Proposal Management Professionals
  • Security clearance required; related experience or training in project management, proposal management and customer communication.


In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $105,520 -$,158,280. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements).

We care about our employees and it shows.

Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!

To ensure a safe work environment

•    Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery.
•    Reaching (e.g. reaching the arms or legs in any direction)
•    Lifting motion or lifting objects more than 15 pounds
•    Walking
•    Repetitive motion of any part of the body
•    Kneeling, crouching or crawling
•    Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)
•    Hearing
•    Talking
•    Capacity to think, concentrate and focus for long periods of time.
•    Ability to read complex documents in the English language.
•    Capacity to reason and make sound decisions.
•    Ability to write complex documents in the English language.
•    Capacity to express thoughts orally.
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Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity



SOC, a Day & Zimmermann company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. Diversity, and Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity: Day & Zimmermann is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over 110 years of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Day & Zimmermann is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email

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