Sr. Proposal Specialist
at Public Consulting Group

Date Posted: 11/26/2019

Job Description

About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG’s Health practice offers in-depth programmatic knowledge and regulatory expertise to help state and municipal health agencies respond to regulatory change, improve access to health care, maximize program revenue, improve business processes, and achieve regulatory compliance. Using industry best practices, PCG’s Health team helps organizations deliver quality services with constrained resources to promote improved client outcomes. To learn more, visit


Overall Responsibilities:
Drive proposal development operations, maintain schedules, organize resources, coordinate inputs and reviews, ensure bid strategy implementation, ensure compliance, resolve internal team issues and provide process leadership.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with management and leadership to proactively deliver compliant, qualified proposals
  • Manage all aspects of VIP proposal operations (proposal planning, proposal writing, editing, illustration, production efforts, etc.) from assignment and receipt of request for proposal (RFP), through delivery and receipt by customer
  • Prepare detailed proposal plans, outlines, schedules and compliance matrices for assigned VIP proposal pursuits
  • Coordinate the internal flow and review of proposal content for large VIP proposals
  • Coordinate and lead major proposal meetings, effective storyboarding and development of strategic win themes
  • Work with Business Leads across COEs to document and circulate the solution and business vision prior to writing
  • Manage writing assignments and receipt of all proposal materials with writers and teaming partners in accordance with the proposal timeline
  • Work with the Creative Services team to conceptualize, create and communicate messages using graphics
  • Proofread and edit proposals for grammar, punctuation, capitalization, clarity, readability, consistency and persuasiveness
  • Plan and direct the printing, assembly, final quality assurance review and submission of all proposal documents
  • Ensure Proposal Center processes are followed, emphasize adherence to the standard style guide, and ensure documents are submitted in accordance with established criteria
  • Build strong and communicative relationships with the Health management team and serve as a reliable proposal expert for all Health Managers
  • Develop and update boilerplate templates, styles, templates, resumes, company information and best language
  • Research, develop and implement a continual process improvement plan to continue to adapt to best practices
  • Conduct training sessions to educate Health staff of all levels on proposal processes and procedures
  • Mentor Proposal Development Managers and junior Proposal Center staff
  • Oversee knowledge management and data-keeping
  • Identify gaps in Proposal Center infrastructure and manage internal long-term infrastructure projects
  • Assist with additional business development initiatives as required


Required Skills:

  • Certified Proposal Management Professional – Foundation Level
  • Ability to interact with all levels of personnel from technical to high level executive management, and influence key stakeholders to complete work efforts
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented, and collaborative environment while producing high-quality work products
  • Strong leadership, assertiveness and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle noncompliance in a productive and constructive manner
  • Ability to adapt to a new corporate culture quickly
  • Ability to deal with adversity and differing opinions
  • Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other applications
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat
  • Demonstrated experience developing, bidding, and winning public sector management consulting services

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience


Job Snapshot

About Us

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) provides management consulting and technology services to help public sector education, health, human services, and other government clients achieve their performance goals and better serve populations in need. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has more than 1,700 professionals in 55 offices around the U.S. and in Montreal, UK and Poland. The firm draws on more than two decades of consulting to public sector clients in all 50 states and Canada to deliver best-practice solutions and measurable results to state and local public agencies, state-operated facilities, and private providers that do business with government agencies.

PCG is committed to a diverse workforce which is a reflection of our clients and the people they serve. Our organizational culture attracts and rewards people who are results-oriented and interested in making an immediate impact on their community as well as their own career.

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