• Proposal Manager

    Location US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/30/2018 3:55 PM)
    Marketing/Public Relations
  • Overview

    At Cumming Corporation, you will work on some of the world's most exciting projects in a dynamic environment where your success is measured by the impact you make. We are one of the fastest growing Project and Cost Management Consultancies in America, and we’re ranked in the ENR Top 20. With over 25 offices globally, an extremely diverse project portfolio, and double digit year to year revenue growth, the opportunities to make your mark are endless!


    In this role, you will be a member of our diverse Group Services team which houses Human Resources, Accounting/Finance, Marketing, Business Development, Information Technology, and Administration. We're not your average 'overhead' department, but instead, build creative strategies in line with business objectives while providing best-in-class support to the company at large... and we do so proudly.


    Cumming is currently seeking a Proposal Manager to manage the development and submission of proposals for our Northern California and Pacific Northwest regions, with an emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area. Reporting to the Director of Communications, this position will be based in our San Francisco office and will be a member of the company’s corporate marketing team. Cumming provides highly competitive salaries and benefits, has high rates of morale, and has grown consistently and substantially since first opening for business in 1996.


    For the cover letter, we ask that you tell us about yourself and why you would be a good fit for this position. Don’t be afraid to brag, but keep in mind the traits, skills, and qualifications we are looking for in a candidate. We encourage you to avoid clichés; one of your central responsibilities as the Proposal Manager will be writing, and this cover letter is a good opportunity for us to learn more about your skills in this area.






    The Proposal Manager position is a vital one for the company. It is also one of Cumming’s most visible roles. The ideal candidate for this position will possess common sense and intelligence, get along well with others, be an excellent writer and editor, possess efficient work habits, be experienced in Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign, excel in managing multiple projects and deadlines concurrently, and be a dependable self-manager. This position does not currently have any direct reports, but that may change in the future as needs evolve, so management and leadership experience is desired. Your duties as Proposal Manager will include, but are not limited to: 

    • Reading, understanding, and communicating RFP content
    • Leading kickoff calls and assigning responsibilities and deadlines
    • Writing and editing both technical and promotional material
    • Working with team members across the company to develop required proposal information
    • Reviewing proposals at every stage of the development process to ensure they meet all RFP/Q requirements, as well as all internal standards for writing, presentation, and overall quality
    • Maintaining detailed proposal records
    • Assisting in preparing interview materials
    • Participating in proposal debriefs and seeking continuous improvement


    • A bachelor’s degree that is relevant to this position
    • At least 3 years of proposal coordination or management experience
    • Experience working 75+ proposals per year
    • Experience in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry


    Have more questions? Chat with a Recruiter on our careers website! It takes 5 minutes to apply to this job and we will provide feedback within 5 days.  






    CUMMING is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified Team Members without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.


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