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Sr. Proposal Manager/Proposal Writer

EM Key Solutions

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  • Date posted
    April 30, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Apply before
    June 1, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

Sr. Proposal Manager/Proposal Writer

Remote Position

EM Key Solutions is seeking a talented Sr. Proposal Manager/Writer to join our Business Development team! The Proposal Manager/Writer will lead, drive, and produce the required response (Request For Information [RFI], Request For Quote [RFQ], Request For Proposal [RFP], etc.) while managing a proposal team that has the skills to prepare and submit a winning proposal. You are responsible for leading a team in drafting, developing content and solution, and ensuring a proposal is in compliance with all Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) regulations and requirements outlined in the RFP. Responsibilities include the introducing following proposal management discipline established EMKS l CORTEK proposal process, and implementing all necessary proposal procedures and governance. The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to work well with all levels of the organization, be detail-oriented, and proficient in programs such as Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat. This highly networked role requires an ability to work under pressure and meet challenging deadlines. EMKS | CORTEK has a well-defined, mature, rigorous proposal process that is consistently adhered to, regardless of opportunity. Our proposal team works with technical subject matter experts on developing solutions and white papers; coordinates and collaborates with Capture Teams to develop and document win themes and key messages; and manages documentation and processes.


  • Deliver compliant, professionally produced proposals within customer-defined timeframes.
  • Actively manage and serve as the central point of contact on assigned proposals, including schedule management, compliance, content, reviews, and final submission.
  • Review RFPs, create proposal outlines, development plans, and schedules, and ensure compliance with RFP requirements.
  • Conduct kick-off meetings and color reviews with external partners and stakeholders.
  • Work with senior staff and subject matter experts to develop compelling proposal content customized for specific client needs.
  • Drive differentiation and compelling winning elements as part of the overall response.
  • Interview Subject Matter Experts and independently develop content/writing proposal sections with their assistance/input.
  • Lead the writing of selected proposal sections (including but not limited to Corporate Experience, Past Performance, Technical Approach, Management Plan, etc.).
  • Review, organize, and edit written documentation to improve clarity.
  • Provide final quality control check, including proofreading for grammar, RFP compliance, and conformance to established strategies and plans.
  • Manage multiple proposal tasks with sometimes-rapid, sometimes-shifting turnaround deadlines, and independently manage a challenging workload when faced with unexpected changes in priorities and deadlines.
  • Review proposals to ensure sections comply with RFP requirements, contain win strategies and win themes, and comply with format and style criteria.


  • Experience with marketing professional services and familiarity with industry terms, contracts, deliverables, and processes is required.
  • A strong knowledge of and experience in managing Federal RFP and proposal process are required.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in English, journalism, creative writing. Business, marketing, engineering, communication, or other related field is required.
  • Ideal candidates should possess at least 6 years of experience as a proposal team member within the Government Contracting industry, including notable experience writing proposal content and leading teams.
  • Knowledge of the Federal procurement process and the FAR.
  • Excellent language skills, including writing, editing, verbal communication, and presentation skills, with exacting attention to detail.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), including excellent command of Word (using styles, tables, TOC, sections, etc.), Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and the ability and aptitude to work with SharePoint and Web applications for collaboration and tracking activities.
  • Strong organizational skills – i.e., can ensure consistent adherence to processes and maintenance of data files/directories.
  • Willingness to be flexible in work hours and demonstrate a commitment to meeting deadlines.
  • Resilience in the face of adversity, management of stress, and preferably having a sense of humor when dealing with tense situations.
  • Working knowledge of responding to IDIQ Task Order Requisitions.
  • Strong experience with document management tools such as SharePoint.
  • Experience with web-based commercially available BD Databases (i.e., GovWin,, Federal Procurement Data System, USA Spending, etc.).


US Citizenship is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

About EM Key Solutions

Founded in 2015, EM Key Solutions, Inc. (EMKS) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) offering a broad range of services to support Federal Government enterprises in meeting their mission requirements and business demands. Relationships are key to EMKS! We adopt a customer-centric approach and proven management processes for every project we undertake. Through sound leadership and management principles, EMKS focuses on offering its clients the solutions they need to be successful at the most competitive rates throughout the project management lifecycle.

If you are curious to learn more about EM Key Solutions, please visit our website at

EMKS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring and retaining qualified and talented individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests

EM Key Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail [email protected] or call Human Resources at (727)-292-1521. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.


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