• Proposal Manager /Writer

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/28/2019 10:12 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
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    Regular Full-Time

    Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

    Job Description Summary

    MAXIMUS has an exciting career opportunity for a Proposal Writer/ Manager position within the Operations Group. The primary responsibility of the Proposal Writer/Manager will be to work with business development and operations personnel to plan and deliver major proposals to a wide range of Government clients at locations worldwide. This position will require 70% writing and 30% management support. This position is a highly visible role that works closely with senior leadership, capture personnel, and operations management to write, edit, review, and produce winning proposals typically valued between $2 Million to $1 Billion.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Read RFPs, prepare clarifying questions related to pricing and prepare estimates related to proposed solution.
    - Accept pricing inputs from various divisions (operations, HR, facilities, telecom, technology, etc.) and independently validate the soundness of the received inputs.
    - Compile consolidated price based on received inputs.
    - Identify key financial risks related to the proposed solution, and run what-if analyses to quantify risks and recommend mitigation strategies.
    - Maintain competitive data and produce Price to Win (PTW) estimates.
    - Finalize accounting treatment for revenue and costs to provide estimates of free cash flow, operating income and net present value.
    - Present the key pricing highlights, risks and mitigation to the executive team.

    Minimum Requirements:
    - Manages, perhaps through subordinate supervisors, the coordination of the activities of a section or department with responsibility for results, including costs, methods and staffing.
    - In some instances this manager may be responsible for a functional area and not have any subordinate employees.
    - Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
    - Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
    - Acts as advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve problems.
    - Develops and administers schedules, performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities.
    - Frequently interacts with subordinate employees, customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company.
    - Often must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.
    - Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.
    - Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies.
    - Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s).


    US Citizens or Greencard holders required.


    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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