Senior Proposal Manager, CHANTILLY, VA


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Senior Proposal Manager
Chantilly, Virginia, USA
Full time

Amentum is a dynamic and rapidly growing organization at the forefront of innovation in the defense industry. With a strong focus on delivering exceptional solutions to our customers, we are seeking a highly skilled Senior Proposal Manager to join our team. As a Senior Proposal Manager, you will play a crucial role in leading and managing our proposal development process to win high-value contracts and drive our continued success.

As a Senior Proposal Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the end-to-end proposal development process, collaborating with cross-functional teams to create compelling and winning proposals. Your strategic mindset, exceptional communication skills, and attention to detail will be essential in crafting persuasive proposals that showcase our organization’s capabilities and differentiate us from competitors.

Join our innovative and fast-paced organization to lead our proposal development efforts and contribute to our growth and success. Apply today with your resume showcasing your previous proposal management achievements.


Lead and manage the entire proposal development process, from initial capture planning to final proposal submission.
Collaborate with internal teams, including sales, marketing, subject-matter experts, and executives, to gather relevant information and ensure a cohesive proposal strategy.
Conduct thorough research and analysis of client requirements, competitive landscapes, and industry trends to tailor proposals that address client needs effectively.
Develop and maintain proposal schedules, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality proposals.
Coordinate and facilitate proposal kickoff meetings, storyboarding sessions, and review meetings with stakeholders.
Write and edit proposal content, ensuring it aligns with the client’s objectives, incorporates persuasive messaging, and adheres to proposal requirements and guidelines.
Establish and enforce proposal development best practices, templates, and processes to drive efficiency and improve the overall quality of proposals.
Mentor and provide guidance to junior proposal team members, offering support and expertise throughout the proposal development lifecycle.
Collaborate with the pricing team to develop competitive and compelling pricing strategies that maximize win potential while maintaining profitability.
Continuously assess and improve the proposal management process, leveraging lessons learned and industry best practices.

Minimum Requirements:

Must be able to obtain and maintain facility credentials/authorization. Note: US Citizenship is required for facility credentials/authorization at this work location.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Business, Marketing, Communications, or similar).
A minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience, with a demonstrated track record of at least five (5) years in a supervisory or management capacity.
Proven track record of successfully managing and winning complex proposals in the defense industry.
Extensive experience in proposal management, with a deep understanding of the proposal development lifecycle, best practices, and industry standards.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and concisely.
Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and handle multiple proposals simultaneously.
Excellent leadership and collaboration skills, with the ability to build relationships and work effectively with cross-functional teams.
Advanced knowledge of proposal development tools, software, and technologies.
Familiarity with government procurement processes and regulations.
Attention to detail, with a keen eye for quality and accuracy.
Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional certifications in proposal management (e.g., APMP) are a plus.
Proven experience in overseeing proposal efforts exceeding $100 million.


Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, USA military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


Security Clearance Required: Yes

Amentum / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBAMN R0090162 2023.07.16

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