As CGI continue to grow our business and invest in the Atlantic Provinces, we are looking for a Proposal Manager to support our business development operations in the Maritimes.
In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating and supporting proposal development efforts prior to, and throughout the proposal lifecycle.
Working here in the Atlantic region but closely coordinated with our Western Canada Business Unit’s (WBU) Proposal Management Team (PMT), the Proposal Manager will assist by coordinating, supporting, and participating in various proposal work streams, managing proposal development, authoring content, and formatting and production of final proposal documents both digital and in hardcopy.
Your future duties and responsibilities
In this role, you will be part of a high performing team of Proposal Managers advising business developers on best practices for developing compelling proposals, contributing to or authoring proposal content, and vetting submitted proposals for materials that should be included in our library of standard content.
As a Proposal Manager, you must be able to independently manage your own workload, be willing to both share, and accept tasks across the team.
This role may require some flexibility relative to work schedule.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to :
Manage the complete proposal process
Create response framework documents for bid teams
Schedule, participate, and occasionally lead meetings throughout the process
Coordinating proposal content developed by teams or working groups
Formatting of large, complex documents within a provided standard template using Microsoft Office tools
Proposal production including printing and binding hardcopy documents, packaging, creating digital versions for submission on CD / DVD / USB
Submission of proposals using email or client-based toolsets (portals, websites, and procurement systems)
Manipulate and create original graphics
Content and document management using CGI’s Ensemble platform (Microsoft SharePoint)
Proofreading of documents for consistency, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Update and maintain standard content library of proposal elements
Required qualifications to be successful in this role
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Communications / Business, Information Technology or related fields
At least 2 years experience of proven experience in a business development (proposal management, proposal support, inside sales, outside sales, or similar).
It is highly desirable that you possess at least two years’ experience working with features of MS Word, such as Styles, Merge, Compare, and layout and formatting tools.
It is desirable that you possess experience working in a client focused, team environment.
You should possess a good understanding of the information technology business particularly professional services.
It is desirable that you possess an understanding of formalized procurement processes in both the public and private sector
It is desirable that you be willing to pursue certification under the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) or similar.
Soft Skills :
The role of Proposal Manager involves interacting with a wide range of team members across the organization, often in a fast-paced environment.
Soft skills and the ability to make decisions with some independence are critical to success.
Ability to work effectively within a dynamic team environment
Self-motivated and independent
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Outstanding organizational and time management skills
Working to a fixed and strict deadline and supporting others in meeting the same deadline
Ability to focus on producing deliverables of uncompromising quality
Motivating team members
Ability to adapt to support the needs of business development teams
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to work calmly and pragmatically in a high-paced environment
Positive, flexible, team-oriented approach with the willingness and desire to work as a part of a multidisciplinary team
Technical Skills :
Strong proficiency in using current versions of the Microsoft Office toolset, primarily Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Familiarity with Microsoft Project, Internet Explorer, Adobe Acrobat
Other Requirements (e.g. travel, shift work, on-call duty, overtime) :
There will be some requirement to work overtime and irregular hours. As much notice as possible is provided. Time is given in lieu.
Occasional travel may be required.
Performs Well Under Pressure
Communication (Oral / Written)
What you can expect from us
Build your career with us.
It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.
At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership.
All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.
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