WFP Proposal Manager II
PwC - McLean, VA

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Line of Service: Advisory
Industry: Public Sector
State & City: VA-McLean
Travel Requirements: 0-20%
Position Type: Full Time
Auto req ID: 32151BR-0

PwC/LoS Overview:
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services Fortune 500 companies, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) is well placed to help clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the perspective of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 169,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. People across the PwC network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.
At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.
At PwC US, you will find Advisory professionals with unparalleled financial and accounting expertise, knowledge of business processes, industry insight and technology, and customer relationship skills. Our Advisory professionals help companies anticipate, create and manage change. In short, we help companies to: (1) respond to crises, (2) improve business processes, and (3) transform their business. Note that across all of these solutions, we embed sustainability into our approach. This also includes helping clients to sustain prior changes that may have been undertaken to address a crisis.

Members of our PwC US Advisory practice provide a valuable service to our clients and strive to differentiate PwC by executing the following:

We put our clients first: Each client situation is unique, and we tailor our approach to every relationship and engagement;

We view the world from a client's perspective: From the initial client meeting onward, we listen first, and then assemble a hand-picked team from across the firm;

We create lasting value for our clients: We bring together the precision, structure, and deep analytical capabilities of audit and tax and the creative mindset and problem-solving skills of consulting; and

We focus on action, impact, and value: We don't just assess and recommend; we also help our clients implement with agility and flexibility.

Job Description:
The Public Sector practice of PwC is a fast growing, focused organization that is a trusted advisor providing business advisory and assurance services to the Federal Government. We are engaged in some of the Government’s most difficult challenges.

We are at work with every cabinet agency providing project management, business and financial planning for the Department of Defense, advising on data security, threat and vulnerability management for the Department of Homeland Security, and consulting on human capital and succession issues for the Internal Revenue Service.

PwC delivers premier management consulting services to the Federal Government using what we term the Auditors’ Lens™ to enable government agencies, their key programs and their leadership to achieve transparency, accountability and operational effectiveness.

As a member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory team, you will join professionals with unparalleled financial and accounting expertise, knowledge of business processes, industry insight and technology, and customer relationship skills. Through our capabilities in these areas, we assist our clients in translating strategy into action.

PwC offers advice and support for key client issues, using technology, data services and change management effectiveness skills to provide you with the best solution. Risk Management services we provide include the following: •

Improving decision making for strategic planning and capital allocation •
Reducing cost and increasing effectiveness of compliance activities •
Avoiding/recovering from a compliance failure •
Risk and compliance oversight

Position/Program Requirements:
Knowledge Preferred:

Thorough knowledge and understanding of security analysis and risk management principals, federal safety and security planning and compliance requirements, continuity of operations planning, and/or emergency response and recovery planning and operations. Thorough experience leading or facilitating relevant project management or client consultations in the areas of Risk Management.

Thorough knowledge of the Federal Transit Administration, Transportation Security Administration, United States Coast Guard and/or Federal Emergency Management Agency. Understanding of Federal Homeland Security Grant programs preferred. Familiarity with requirements of key Federal laws, presidential directives, national strategies, strategic plans and sector specific plans preferred.

Skills Preferred:

Thorough experience and the ability to design and implement financial and process improvement solutions, analyze financial/accounting environment and evaluate programmatic operations and processes
Thorough experience obtaining, processing, and analyzing large data sets and in assessing the quality, comparability, and utility of different datasets.
Thorough experience working for Federal clients is preferred and extensive experience managing groups of personnel in a project environment, evaluating performance, providing performance feedback, coaching and mentoring
Strong ability to communicate project goals and objectives, project status and deliverables with senior executives and lead workshops, build consensus and present standard industry practices/point of view effectively.

Considerable experience identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collections; and preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials.

Considerable experience as a team leader: supervising teams to create an atmosphere of trust; seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation; and coaching staff including providing timely meaningful written and verbal feedback.

Minimum Years of Experience Necessary:

6

Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required:

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree required. Preferred concentration: Management, Government, Policy or Criminal Justice. Graduate level degree preferred.

Security Investigation: Recommended applicants will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Additional Information:
This role will manage proposals with a focus on producing on-time, compliant, and winning Federal Government proposals. Including: Coordinate with business development to understand business plans and capture objectives Conduct strategy sessions to develop win strategies and themes, identify and assess competitors, and identify client hot buttons and main points Occasionally participate as a company representative on external capture team to gather important proposal information Participate in Bid/No Bid decision meetings and provide recommendations Perform detailed analyses of requirements documents (e.g., RFP, RFQ, SOW) and communicate the results Manage proposal development documentation (i.e., outline, team assignments, proposal management plan, schedule, kick-off meeting materials, writing plans, etc.) Establish and maintain communications among local and remote employees and teammates using collaborative tools, phone calls, e-mail, etc. Lead and direct the team of writers and write assigned sections of the proposal as needed Provide direction and coordination content for proposal graphics; acquire necessary graphics support Perform substantive reviews of both text and graphics, ensure the assigned writing sections comply with RFP requirements, contain win strategies and win themes, and comply with standard format and style criteria Provide orientation and training for new proposal team members on the proposal development process and procedures, writing strategies, etc. Manage the development of corporate boilerplate and maintain the boilerplate library to include the maintenance of past proposal products Coordinate with pricing staff to ensure that all of the information needed to prepare the Cost Proposal is available and input is received on time Coordinate and obtain Partner signoff Participate in the negotiations when necessary to support our proposal Attend win/loss debriefings and assist with developing lessons learned Ensure that all documentation relevant to

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