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COMPLETE Senior Proposal Manager (Remote) - HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA, United States   [ View map ]

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HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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The Senior Proposal Manager will be a key member of our Pursuit and Order Capture efforts. The Proposal Manager will work closely with Capture Teams and facilitate the development and production of Collins Aerospace’s responses to customer’s request for information, request for proposals and other customer requested responses in support of our pursuit of new opportunities. The Capture Center is composed of capture team leaders, capture managers, proposal managers, and graphic designers; together this organization is responsible for flawlessly leading teams through the pursuit and order capture process to win more business.

This position can be worked remotely.

Position Responsibilities

  • Ensure senior management commitment to, and corporate resources for, all capture and proposal efforts
  • Provide executive level guidance to the Capture Team Lead for development of the Executive Summary and other key proposal summaries
  • Facilitate team assignments to align with proposal schedule, including proposal development as well as reviews (Pink, Red and Gold Team reviews) ensuring requests are appropriately supported; job skills that exhibit an ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines
  • Participate as an independent proposal evaluator in all major proposal reviews
  • Lead the proposal process with tasks, but not limited to, efforts such as:
    • Creation and review of proposal outline to ensure compliance and responsiveness
    • Scheduling and running proposal kick-off meetings, leading storyboarding sessions, workshops and key review meetings
    • Coach content owners / subject matter experts in persuasive writing and proposal best practices focusing on compliance, responsiveness, flow and messaging
    • Final document review, document production, and delivery of completed proposal
    • Coordinate and update proposal content libraries
  • Ensure delivery of compliant, professionally produced proposals within customer defined timeframes and serves as an escalation point for issues impacting success
  • Coordinating facilities, including Green room scheduling, coordination of audio/video resources, establishment of information technology resources, training proposal team member in the use of toolsets and proposal procedures
  • Assisting the Capture Team Leader in managing and directing all proposal efforts and personnel
  • Challenge the capture team when they are off course, drive and ensure the necessary course corrections are implemented at the team and individual level to avoid re-work
  • Supporting color reviews by scheduling review meetings; document preparation; configuration and administration of review tools, coordinating all input outputs from the review meetings; assist in the development of the review team information packet; and distribution of materials as required
  • Advanced desktop publishing, including complex manipulation of proposal documents including the positioning of text and graphic elements, formatting properties such as the size and style of type, column width, and spacing, performing quality check for document errors, coordination of graphics workflow, and the use and knowledge of Microsoft Office macro
  • Champion change and drives continuous improvements to proposal process and procedures

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience in proposal management or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience in proposal management
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued Security Clearance is required
  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the business development and program lifecycles
  • Prior experience in formulation and review of proposal strategies and themes, and managing the development of the proposal
  • Hands-on experience working within the proposal planning, development, and post submission phases
  • Proven skills in technical and persuasive writing, editing, and publishing proposal content within a complex business environment

Collins Aerospace, an RTX company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions

for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio, and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


*Please ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to this role.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles* will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

*Position is remote; however, if you live within a reasonable commute of a Collins site with other colleagues you interact with, your manager will discuss whether there is a degree of onsite presence associated with this role.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Autism Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program
  • And more!

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

The salary range for this role is 112,000 USD - 236,000 USD; however, RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills. Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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