Proposal Manager, Security at Flexera in Itasca, Illinois

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Job Description:

We're transforming the software industry. We're Flexera. Withmore than 50,000 customersacross the world, we're achievingthat goal.Butwe knowwe can't do any of that without our team.Ready to help us re-imagine the industry during a time of substantial growth and ambitious plans? Come and see whywe're consistently recognized by Gartner, Forrester and IDCas a category leader in the marketplace.

Flexera deliversTechnology Value Optimizationsolutions that enable some ofthe largest companies in the worldto inform their IT so they can transform their IT. From on-prem to the cloud, companies can get the IT asset data needed torightsize, reallocate spend, reduce risk and maximize ROI.

The Proposal Manager will create and produce the proposal (RFI, PPQ, ITT, RFP, Security Questionnaires, etc.) response whilst coordinating and leading a proposal team that has the skills to prepare and submit a winning proposal. Responsibilities include the introduction and implementation of proposal procedures and governance to optimize the quality and response times.

Frequent liaising with the sales and security teams, with some customer touch points will be critical for success and can offer upward mobility. This is a highly networked role that requires an ability to work with multiple stakeholders under pressure and to challenging deadlines.

As the Proposal Manager you will:

  • Manage the RFP process from inception to submission

  • Develop proposal strategies that include win themes, competitive analysis, differentiators, and winning executive summaries

  • Deliver compliant, professionally produced proposals within customer agreed upontime frames

  • Coordinate, review and edit proposal input from a variety of stakeholders such as; pre-sales, sales, marketing, product teams, finance, commercial, legal and delivery

  • Coach sales teams and subject matter experts in persuasive writing to produce compelling written responses for our potential customers

  • Attending strategy calls to discuss RFP requirements

  • Document template management in line with company branding

Experience, Capability, and Behaviors:

  • 5 + years of proposal management experience in a computer software or technology company

  • Security background /experience is required

  • Bachelor's degree in Technical Communication, Journalism, English, or other relevant discipline

  • ITAM / SAM familiarity a plus

  • APMP certification strongly preferred but not required

  • Superior written, communication, and research skills

  • Experience with content management tools such as RFPIO

  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong, positive internal and external client relationships

  • Excellent time and project management skills; a high level of initiative, drive, and self-motivation to meet very specific RFP response deadlines as set forth by clients

Flexera is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for open roles regardless of age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local/national laws, policies and/or regulations.

Flexera understands the value that results from employing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We recognize that equity necessitates acknowledging past exclusion and that inclusion requires intentional effort. Our DEI(Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)council is the driving force behind our commitment to championing policies and practices that foster a welcoming environment for all.

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