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Proposal Coordinator

Belcamp, MD

Company Description
The Lockwood Group delivers Mission Readiness to Department of Defense and Federal Government customers through the application of services and tailored solutions that solve problems with the focus always on our true end customer - the Soldier, the Airman, the Seaman, the Marine and the Guardian.  We were originally founded as a family startup and are now a mature rapidly growing service provider to the Federal Government seeking a Proposal Coordinator to join, grow and help us deliver Mission Readiness!

Take the first step to Mission Readiness by viewing our Mission Readiness Capability video which articulates our Core Purpose: The Lockwood Group Launches Mission-Ready Capabilities Video 

Position Summary
The Proposal Coordinator is charged with providing full life cycle proposal support to our Growth and Account. As a growing firm with a platform of Contract Vehicles which include GSA OASIS, EXPRESS Logistics, GSA MAS, SeaPort NexGen and Navy’s PSMI MAC, there will be substantial opportunity to apply skills on a high volume of opportunities developing world class winning proposals. The Proposal Coordinator will be involved in the entire life cycle of business opportunities with significant opportunity to grow professional skills working alongside one of the industry’s best proposal consulting companies. 

Proposal Accountability

  • Receive and review US Government RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, and similar documents including dissecting RFPs and building / managing compliance matrices, supporting win strategies, and generating story boards when necessary
  • Develop and prepare proposal documentation, including proposals, presentations, capabilities statement, resumes and bios and other related materials, includes monitoring changes to solicitation and adjusting work accordingly.
  • Lead Request for Information, Market Research and Sources Sought responses.
  • Ensures each proposal is processed timely, compliant, complete, accurate and meets RFP requirements and editorial specifications; adheres to established in-house or other standards for quality, incorporation of graphics, coverage of the subject, and editorial style.
  • Pulls proposals together, integrating disparate components into a unified, coherent whole, up to and including production and delivery.
  • Facilitates Proposal Writing Team Reviews of work and provide feedback / edits on other’s drafts. Ensures proper formatting, version control and standards are used in all submission documents.
  • Work with all levels of the organization, across Departments (e.g. Growth, Account Management, Project Management, Corporate Operations, Training, Logistics, etc) and Pricing to ensure the information submitted is accurate and compliant.
  • Provides scheduling, guidance, and leadership to all proposal participants.
  • Ensures version control of all in-development proposal sections.
  • Works with graphic designers to plan visual representations of concepts.
  • Develop concept for effective graphics in support of Business Development activities.
  • Create/support and track proposal deliverables such as Data Calls.
  • Manage The Lockwood Group’s Proposal Center which serves as the central correspondence communication for all proposal related activities.
  • Manage The Lockwood Group’s Proposal Library which stores all of the company’s proposal artifacts.
  • Ad-hoc support to Account Management, Growth and Capture teams.

Top 4 Attributes we are seeking in this candidate:
  • Strong verbal and written communicator
  • Motivated and driven by closing deals
  • Self-starting problem solver who adapts to unexpected challenges
  • Attention to detail and organized in a deadline driven environment
  • 0-5 years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business/marketing, English, Communications or applicable field
  • Experience working on proposals, reading, and analyzing requests for proposal (RFPs)
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize deadlines and manage proposals as projects
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communications skills

The Lockwood Group offers a competitive benefits package, including Paid Time Off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, optional add-on benefits, and a 401(k) plan with Company match. 

This individual will participate in the Bid and Proposal rewards pool with additional compensation opportunity for company wins.

Lockwood Credo, Core Values and Culture
The Lockwood mission is to create an organization focused on service.  We serve – each other, the soldier, our customers, our employees, our partners, our vendors, and our community. Service is at the center of our Core Values and Culture.
Our customers come first.  Being responsive, professional and reliable is why we are hired.  We aim to deliver on all promises, exceeding customer expectations and making certain all business decisions are made with the customer in mind.

Our employees are the face of our service.  They are at the front lines working with our customers daily, and it is Lockwood’s duty to serve our employees. This means designing a culture centered around core values that inspire, retain and grow the best talent.

Our partners are fuel for our engine.  Our great vendors, consultants and teaming partners combine to fuel Lockwood, ensuring we successfully deliver always.  We work alongside our partners as one cohesive team.
Service to the community is important to us.  We seek to volunteer, engage and support our communities through investment of time and resources.

This service mindset is what inspired company founders to embark on the journey to deliver on the promise to Lead the Way to Mission Readiness for all people we serve.

The following 6 Core Values are the foundation by which we serve:

•Ethics and Integrity
•Customer Commitment 
•Team and Family Environment

If these Core Values resonate with you, we would love to have you join our team! 
The Lockwood Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. The Lockwood Group will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant laws.

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