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Proposal Manager (2022-2313)

Job Location

Arlington, Virginia & Portland, OR


Type of Job



Commensurate on experience

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Published Date

Sep 21, 2022

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Who We Are


At Cadmus, we recognize that solving the world’s most challenging problems can’t be accomplished alone or with cookie-cutter solutions. That’s why we look for team players and problem solvers who are encouraged to use their unique perspectives and intellectual curiosity to help deliver breakthrough solutions that achieve transformative goals like accelerating decarbonization and clean energy adoption. At Cadmus, you’ll collaborate with leading energy experts to help our clients across the globe incorporate renewable energy, reduce electricity consumption, improve distributed energy systems, and attain energy equity.


Cadmus’ mission is to deploy industry-leading expertise to help our clients achieve extraordinary results that strengthen society and the natural world. We offer competitive compensation, outstanding health care and retirement benefits, a vibrant and collaborative work environment, and opportunities for professional growth. We are committed to advancing diversity and fostering a culture of equity in the workplace and across society, and we strive to maintain an inclusive environment where all employees feel connected, respected, and valued.


Join Cadmus. Let’s solve the world’s most challenging problems together.




What You’ll Be Doing


Cadmus is seeking an experienced proposal manager adept in technical sales writing, process management, and business development. The successful candidate will plan for and develop winning responses to RFPs and other sales opportunities, support business capture, and work with leadership, subject matter experts, and partners to develop quality response deliverables. This role will drive process improvement and growth within Cadmus’ Energy Services Business Development team.

  • Manage pursuits from project initiation through award, ensuring that internal milestones are met and all deliverables meet the highest quality standard
  • Work with senior staff and subject matter experts to develop compelling proposal content customized for specific client needs
  • Support business capture efforts and strategic positioning, including conducting competitive analysis and client research
  • Track, review, and summarize RFP and other bid opportunities via procurement channels
  • Monitor, track, and report out on progress of active pursuits
  • Support and participate in internal and external debrief efforts
  • Support best practices and process improvement in proposals and business capture activities
  • Assembles and reviews the efforts of partner teams, consultants, writers, editors, and illustrators


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience with competitive proposal environments
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a proposal process from planning through delivery
  • Demonstrated track record of strong marketing, technical, or persuasive writing
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating collaborative efforts with subject matter experts
  • Experience conducting research to build on client intelligence, competitive positioning, regulatory and policy understanding, and market insights
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Collaborative, positive, constructive attitude
  • Expertise with MS office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with energy sector or utility industry
  • Experience working with CRM systems and SharePoint

Additional Information


To apply, please submit a resume along with a 2-4 page writing sample.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States as a U.S Perm Resident or U.S. Citizen

Based on eligibility and job status, Cadmus offers an excellent benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, company paid disability and life insurance, 401(k) program, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, voluntary time off (VTO), tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance program, other optional benefits and various bonus programs.


Full vaccination against COVID-19, and compliance with Cadmus’ vaccination verification procedures, is a condition of employment with Cadmus, unless the individual is legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation. Prospective and/or new U.S. employees will be required to submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. “Full vaccination” means two weeks have passed since the individual received: 1) their second shot in a two-dose vaccine series (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) or 2) their shot in a single-dose vaccine series (such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Information regarding the process for requesting a reasonable accommodation will be included in the offer letter issued to any prospective employee.


Cadmus is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination. Cadmus is committed to providing a respectful workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, military and veteran status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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