CGI in Canada
Canadian roots, global reach
Founded in Canada in 1976, CGI has evolved into the country’s largest IT services provider, serving as a long-term, committed partner to clients in Canada and in more than 40 countries around the world.
With more than 12,000 professionals across Canada, we work where our clients do business, providing local responsiveness and accountability that ensure the highest level of service and support.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the creative team that builds winning proposals for the BC region. The Proposal Manager is responsible for coordinating and supporting proposal development efforts prior to, and throughout the proposal lifecycle.
Working within the 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.
Proposal Managers are the first point of contact for CGI members looking to develop proposals for our clients within competitive procurement processes.
In this role, you will be advising business developers on best practices for developing compelling proposals, contributing to or authoring proposal content, assembling proposal documents, and vetting submitted proposals for materials that should be included in our proposal content library.
Inside the WBU’s Proposal Management Team, each Proposal Manager is responsible for supporting their local region. Our model allows us to distribute work to cover absences, vacations, and excessive workload.
As part of this team the Proposal Manager must be able to independently manage their own workload and be willing to both share and accept tasks across the team.
This role requires some flexibility relative to work schedule.
This role is vital to the continuing growth of CGI Western Canada Business Unit, specifically the BC Region, as we generate dozens of complex proposals annually.
Your future duties and responsibilities
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 library of proposal elements
Required qualifications to be successful in this role
Required Work Experience :
It is mandatory for the successful candidate to have a minimum of two years’ experience in a business development related role (proposal management, proposal support, inside sales, outside sales, or similar).
It is highly desirable for the successful candidate to possess at least two years’ experience working with advanced features of Microsoft Word, such as Styles, Merge, Compare, and layout and formatting tools.
It is desirable for the successful candidate to possess considerable experience working in a client focused, team environment.
It is desirable for the successful candidate to possess a good understanding of the information technology business.
It is desirable for the successful candidate to possess an understanding of formalized procurement processes in both the public and private sector
Required Level of Education (include certifications) :
It is mandatory for the successful candidate to possess a bachelor’s degree in an applicable discipline (English, Communications, Commerce / Business, Information Technology or similar)
It is desirable for the successful candidate to be willing to pursue certification under the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) or similar
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
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.
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.
Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.