Proposal Manager
Washington, DC 
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description
Job Details
Job Location
District of Columbia - Washington, DC
Remote Type

Are you searching for an opportunity to take your career to the next level? Ignite Digital Services is a fast-growing small business delivering innovative business solutions to the national security sector. We bring data science and analytics together to optimize program integration and empower operational decisions for national security clients. We’ve redefined what it means to be a leader in our industry by creating and maintaining effective and rewarding working relationships with our clients and internal team members. Our company culture focuses on a team-based approach, which offers continuous opportunities for personal growth and innovation, while providing unmatched value to our clients.

Ignite Digital has an exciting opportunity for a Proposal Manager to lead bids for our Growth team. This position will interface with all levels of employees and management while leading multi-disciplinary teams to develop technical, management and past performance content for White Papers, Requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposal (RFPs). The Proposal Manager is responsible for supporting the procurement process and leading the development and submission of proposals for government contracts. This individual will work closely with the Contracts, and Pricing to team ensure that proposals meet the requirements of the solicitation and are submitted on time. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a rewarding environment and be an integral member of a team, this is a team for you!

Perks of Working at Ignite Digital Services:

  • Competitive pay and benefits, including PTO

  • Education stipends and referral bonuses

  • Compelling work with the U.S. federal government

  • Strong emphasis on volunteer and community engagement

  • Opportunity to shape the future of our industry

  • Supportive colleagues and management who invest in your growth

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Review and analyze government solicitations to ensure compliance with all requirements and instructions, identify proposal evaluation criteria, and develop a compliance matrix to guide the proposal development process.

  • Lead the proposal team in all aspects of proposal development; including proposal kickoff meetings and color team reviews to ensure proposal submissions are compliant with government solicitation documents.

  • Work closely with the Technical Writers team to develop proposal content, including formatting, editing, and proofreading proposal sections.

  • Leverage proposal development techniques to drive the progress of proposal sections through proposal color team reviews.

  • Assist in the development of proposal graphics and visuals, including charts, graphs, and diagrams.

  • Ensure that the proposal is fully compliant with the solicitation requirements and company policies and that all proposal content is complete, compliant, and compelling.

  • Proactively work with Capture to prepare proposal content for upcoming solicitations.

  • Partner with technical teams and capture management to develop and generate win strategies, themes, and discriminators for proposal responses.

  • Provide training and guidance to team members who are less familiar with proposal development.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, Marketing, or a related field.

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in proposal development for government contractors.

  • Experience in managing tasks in a fast-paced team environment while incorporating changing priorities.

  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to communicate with executives.

  • Experience developing clear, logical, and persuasive responses across a variety of technical and non-technical documents such as past performance and boilerplate libraries.

  • Experience in managing cross-functional proposal teams.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple proposals and tasks simultaneously and work under tight deadlines.

  • Strong attention to detail, including the ability to review, edit, and approve proposal content for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Willingness to travel up to 5% of the year

Desired Qualifications:

  • APMP Certification

Salary: 80k+ to align with education and experience

Ignite Digital Services is a Small Business committed to providing exceptional service to government agencies at competitive prices. The capabilities and experience of our staff and our extensive industry relationships distinguish Ignite Digital Services among government contractors.

Ignite Digital Services is an EEO/AA/Disability/VETS Employer. Hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, veteran status, or any other protected status.

For individuals who would like to request an accommodation, please visit or or contact Human Resources. Ignite Digital Services will not make any posting or employment decision that does not comply with applicable laws relating to labor and employment, equal employment opportunity, employment eligibility requirements or related matters. Nor will Ignite Digital Services require, in a posting or otherwise, U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency in the U.S. as a condition of employment except as necessary to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or federal, state, or local government contract.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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