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Project Manager, Proposal

Company: ATN International, Inc.
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Project Manager, Proposal manages RFP response proposal projects, and other projects resulting in a deliverable, from the pre-planning phase, capture management, and opportunity development through the technical writing, editing, and delivery of a final submittal for the customer. This highly skilled position manages directly to a proposal schedule using project management techniques and tools and works under minimal supervision. The Project Manager, Proposal proactively identifies critical path items, work breakdown structure, and stakeholders. The Project Manager, Proposal identifies required resources and appropriate allocation needed to ensure the project meets its milestones, deadline, and deliverables. Tasks include project management, technical writing and editing, stakeholder management, stakeholder education and training. The Project Mana also conducts opportunity analysis for Bid/No Bid qualification and develops elements for strategy, win themes, differentiators, and the value proposition. Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to):Manage projects providing analysis, strategy identification, and overall project approach.Assist with the tracking of long lead items.Confirm scope, solution requirements, and required stakeholders.Prepare a Proposal Management Plan, including critical path items, work breakdown structure, timeline, milestones and required resources.Coordinate stakeholder workgroups for qualified projects and begin capture management.Conduct and/or Assist with Kick off meetings to begin opportunity project.Establish and manage diverse workgroups with competing interests to a single project schedule with critical milestones that cannot be missed.Coordinate and assign writing tasks to SMEs and monitor for completion.Maintain project management tools including action item registers and schedules to ensure stakeholder and content deliverables are completed on time.Direct the production, reproduction, and binding/packaging of proposal and all hard/soft copies.Assist company verticals in project meetings and check in calls or conduct them independently depending on project plan.Conduct RFP workflow coaching and accountability for internal stakeholders, including training of the various workgroups in the organization.Mentor Technical Writers in proposal writing processes project processes.Ensure delivery of final proposal documents for submittal prior to deadline 100% of the time.Other reasonable and normal duties associated with the Project Manager, Proposal position, as directed by the Director of Marketing. Required Qualifications: Competency Statement(s):Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.Accurate - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.Communication Skills Written & Oral - Must have excellent oral and written communications skills. Able to succinctly describe status of business.Communication Skills - Successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Position will require frequent preparation and delivery of detailed plans and proposals. Strong communication/interpersonal skills with emphasis on decision- making, conflict management, and team building and teamwork.Project Management - Ability to develop work plans, work effectively as a member of a team, report on status of projects, and represent the team in meetings and/or with the client.Analysis - Must be able to qualify project and identify project risk and mitigation factors.Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.Persuasive - Ability to influence others to change position or to adopt a specific point of view.Research Skills - Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation.Sales Ability - Ability to use appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to gain acceptance of a product, service, or idea.Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadline. Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in English, Communications, or related field. Equivalent education, experience, and training may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. Minimum five (5) years in the technical writing, journalism, and/or marketing and communications field. Minimum six (6) years of progressive project coordination experience required. University-level teaching and/or business analyst experience may be substituted for up to five (5) years of experience.Professional-level writing, editing, and word processing skills. Mastery of the English language in written and spoken form, including grammar, punctuation, and spelling/diction.Ability to demonstrate effective time management with projects in a management role.Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and tasks on a day-by-day basis.Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.Ability to interface professionally with diverse workgroups and individuals while under pressure from multiple competing deadlines.Ability to work a flex schedule if needed to meet project demands. Preferred Qualifications: 5 years of experience in telecommunications, Information Technology, or media- related field. 3 years of experience working directly with engineers and/or diverse operational and executive stakeholders.Computer Skills: Mastery of Microsoft Office--- suite including Microsoft Word---, Excel---, PowerPoint ---, and Outlook--- preferred. Experience with SharePoint--- and RFPIO--- preferred. About the Company:Commnet, based in Castle Rock, Colorado, is focused on closing the digital divide in Rural America and Tribal Lands in the Western U.S. Commnet has a long and rich history of deploying communications in parts of America where there were no or few options. The Company's initial focus was to bring basic mobile wireless communications as a Mobile Network Operator, offering Mobile Wireless and Mobile Lifeline services to remote customers as well as provide a large roaming footprint for the customers of all national network operators when they come to visit and explore the beautiful rural West. Today, Commnet's focus and vision are now to connect Rural America to broadband communications in these same areas, deploying fiber middle-mile and distribution fiber to deliver retail fiber to the home (FTTH) and fixed wireless broadband services where they are needed most. Commnet is also a large wholesale provider to local Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), Incumbent and Competitive Local Exchange Providers (ILECs/CLECs) as well as a build/operation partner for 5G mobile Sites for the national Mobile Network Operators. The Company also brings operational expertise to Tribal and local County and regional partners, sharing in the cost and operational responsibilities of running reliable broadband communications, but doing so with a feel that is familiar to local residents and businesses. The Commnet mission is simple: to enable (through partners and carriers) or directly deliver high-quality broadband communications services to Tribal Communities and Rural America, driving digital inclusion and providing access to education, work, healthcare, safety, entertainment, and community connectivity. Compensation & Benefits: Hiring Compensation Range: $75k-$100k (Compensation determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data).Other Compensation: This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.Benefits: Commnet is proud to offer a comprehensive suite of benefits to all regular full-time positions (hourly & salaried) to promote health and financial security for you and your family. Benefits include health, vision, dental, HSA/FSA, life and AD&D, short/long term disability coverage, parental leave, emergency travel assistance, and 401k. All employees also get access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which includes services such as 100% confidential counseling, financial information/resources, legal support, and general wellness issues. Agencies: All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Commnet Broadband (the Company) via email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of the Company, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by the Company for this position and a valid agreement with the Company is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Company agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. PI186020313

Keywords: ATN International, Inc., Little Rock , Project Manager, Proposal, Executive , Little Rock, Arkansas

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