Lead Proposal Writer

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Date Posted

Nov 9, 2020

Site Type

Remote, US only

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Our firm will be hiring a second Lead Proposal Writer by mid-December, in preparation for the 1st quarter. The right candidate must possess more than 5 years of proposal writing experience and able to work remotely.

What the Right Candidate Values:

Teamwork – you believe teams are essential for promoting success and growth.

Leadership – you value leadership and the structure it provides in order to facilitate efficiency.

Goals – you strive to achieve goals and to ensure success and growth.

People – you value people, including yourself, and strongly believe in the power of maintaining healthy relationships.


Job Summary:

The Lead Proposal Writer is responsible for leading and managing the proposal development process in response to U.S. government RFPs, RFQs, and RFIs.

Responsibilities include:

• Manage the proposal process to include content design, development, and review.

• Review and analyze draft and final RFPs and related documents and develop compliant proposal outline and responses.

• Develop detailed proposal schedule and ensure adherence to all deadlines.

• Prepare all supporting proposal development documentation (outline, page allocation, team assignments, proposal management plan, schedule, kick-off meeting materials, writing templates, data calls).

• Ensure configuration control of all proposal files, forms, graphics, drafts, reviewer comments, and approvals.

• Participate in the development and review of proposal strategies and themes and develop a Proposal Management Plan.

• Participate and/or lead Blue, Pink, Red, and Gold Team reviews.

• Ensure high-quality content and appearance of the final proposal product and the on-time delivery of the proposal.

• Understanding company service offerings, experience, and capabilities.

• Coordinate the use of all outside proposal resources/consultants, to ensure timely, cost effective support.



• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related discipline required.

• 5 +years of experience required in a proposal development for a Federal government contractor, including at least 3 years as a proposal manager.

• Experience should include leading proposal volumes; researching, writing, and editing compliant proposal content; and participation in color reviews.

• General knowledge of Government contract types (IDIQ, FFP, T&M, CPFF), and technical proposals for the Department of Defense and other Federal customers. Basic understanding of Federal government procurement policies and practices.

• Demonstrated experience using established industry methodologies such as Shipley to managing the proposal development process.

• Solid performance in organizing and motivating small and large diverse teams to come together as one in the pursuit of winning.

• Excellent research skills and the ability to effectively gather information needed from files, team members, and senior staff members through interviewing techniques.

• Ability to meet tight deadlines and adjust to changing priorities.

• Must be willing to work outside of normal working hours to meet customer-driven, firm deadlines if needed.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).


Remote Work Setting and Environment:
Normal business hours are Monday - Friday.

• Our firm provides a competitive package of salary and benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage;

• A matching 401(k) program;

• Generous Paid Time Off (PTO);


• Life insurance.

Company Profile

FWP is a firm with over 20 years of success within the government proposal development and business management sector.

Site/ Locations

Remote, US only

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