NANA Regional Corporation Proposal Manager in Herndon, Virginia

Proposal Manager


Akima, LLC is a $1.2 billion holding company with 5,600 employees worldwide headquartered just outside Washington, DC, in Herndon, VA. Akima, LLC is a wholly owned unit of the NANA Development Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation and is focused on providing service excellence to the U.S. Federal government through its 36 independent operating companies. These companies have a portfolio of services including Information Technology, Facilities Management & Maintenance, Engineering and Technical Support, Aviation Support, Subject Matter Expertise, and Business Processing. To learn more about Akima, LLC visit our website at .

This position will be aligned to support proposals in our Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment business operations. The person in this role must be accustomed to handling quick-turn responses, quotes, and multiple concurrent projects in a highly collaborative environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the overall management, oversight and tracking of all activities relevant to the development and production of assigned proposals.

  • Develops and maintains the proposal development schedule, outline, and compliance matrix.

  • Leads critical milestones in the proposal process including storyboards, color reviews, and content development discussions.

  • Manages technical volumes & sections, including technical & management approaches, personnel & staffing approaches, past performance & corporate experience

  • Coordinates all production aspects (word processing, graphics, editing, proofreading, reproduction, printing, collation, and binding) services in support of proposal activities.

  • Reviews and facilitates review of final proposal.

  • Reviews all deliverable documents.

  • Manages and allocates proposal staff and proposal resources (technical writers, graphic and layout artists, subject matter experts, subcontractors and independent contractors) assigned to proposals.

  • Directs and engages key personnel in all proposal review activities and ensures compliance with all corporate and legal requirements.

  • Acts as the single point of contact between operational, proposal and production staff relative to all proposal development and production matters.

  • Responsibility across multiple, concurrent projects, this position is characterized by shifting priorities, stringent deadlines, last minute requirements, and frequent evening/weekend hours to accomplish tasks for client deadlines.

  • Office environment. Some travel (10%) may be required.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5 years in Federal Government proposal management, proposal development, and the direct management of proposal operational organizations

  • Experience working in the Shipley proposal process and developing storyboards, mock-ups, proposal outlines, and compliance matrices.

  • Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Highly organized, team-oriented, enthusiastic, independent thinker, and collaborative.

  • Outstanding written and oral communication are critical

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in the furniture, fixtures, and equipment industry

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Visio, Adobe Acrobat

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred

Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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Job: Sales, Business Development & Related

Primary Location: US-VA-Herndon

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: AKI03947