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Proposal Manager

Location: Reston, VA

6K Systems, Inc. (6K) provides exceptional Management Consulting, Information Technology and Mission Services to DoD, law enforcement and civilian agencies throughout the United States. In doing so, we utilize industry best practices to develop procedures that ensure compliance, consistency, reliability, and efficiency. As these standards evolve, we improve our level of quality and service to meet new demands.

Consistent with this focus, 6K holds a wide range of accreditations and certifications, including ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), ISO 27001:2013 (Security Management), and CMMi Maturity Level 2. 6K is a Microsoft Gold Solution Provider (MSCP, MCSE1, MCDBA, MCSA, MCNPS, MCTS, SA, MCITP, MCTEM).

This focus on quality and commitment to unparalleled customer satisfaction drives 6K to continuous improvement and growth. We are determined to grow our business and customer relationships through integrity, superior performance, and an uncompromising dedication to excellence.

We are looking for a professional, experienced Proposal Manager to join our team!


Individual will provide direct management to all assigned proposal efforts and will lead multifaceted teams in developing compliant, compelling, concise proposals that are typically large scale and technically complex. Other duties include:

  •  Lead the overall administration of the end-to-end proposal process
  •  Analyze written solicitation requirements and other relevant information
  •  Develop comprehensive, compliant proposal outlines and writers’ guidelines
  •  Develop proposal compliance matrices, proposal plans, and other solicitation-required templates to ensure compliance with applicable requirements
  •  Work with the Executive Team to assist in the facilitation of win themes and guide their incorporation into the proposal
  •  Make proposal team writing assignments, guide the development of original material, and research historical material for reuse/applicability to the current opportunity
  •  Rewrite/edit existing material and help incorporate and adjudicate review team comments
  •  Coordinate the efforts of other key proposal support organizations including Contracts, Pricing, Recruiting, and Management
  •  Plan key proposal and production activities and schedules, including formal proposal review sessions (i.e., Pink, Red, Gold Teams)


  •  Bachelor's Degree is required
  •  Minimum 3-7 years of experience as a proposal manager in the federal marketplace
  •  Experience leading proposal development through all stages from inception to delivery (including formal sessions such as Pink, Red, and Gold Teams)
  •  A solid understanding of Microsoft Office suite, especially Word
  •  Ability to develop high-quality, compliant, winning proposals in a tight timeframe
  •  Ability to develop proposal compliance matrices, proposal plans, and other solicitation-required templates to ensure compliance with applicable requirements
  •  Ability to lead multiple opportunities simultaneously
  •  Must possess a strong attention to detail
  •  Must possess strong time management skills, including working outside of normal business hours.
  •  Excellent verbal and writing skills
  •  Demonstrated experience communicating effectively across internal and external organizations.
  •  APMP certification or Shipley Training is preferred but not required

The position is located in Reston, VA.

6K Systems offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurances, and a 401(k) retirement plan. 

6K Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer; all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. EEO/M/F/D/V 

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