Sayres & Associates
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Sayres is seeking a Proposal Specialist to work on a Business Development team at the company headquarters office located in Washington, DC. Position requires initiative and self-direction while working within a team framework under the guidance, direction and mentorship of senior leaders.

The position is located in one of the most exciting, growing and developing areas of Washington DC- just outside the Navy Yard almost next to National's Park. The economic development of the area provides for high quality of work/life with many vibrant restaurants and green spaces along the river. We are currently supporting operations through COVID based telework protocols and ongoing telework options may be discussed upon interview.

There may be travel to customer sites and to other Sayres offices for proposal/business development needs.

The Proposal Specialist duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Experience with marketing professional services and familiarity with industry terms, contracts, deliverables, and processes is required.
  • A Strong Knowledge of RFP and proposal process is required.
  • Coordinates proposal process, following standard procedures, including planning, review, and production of statements of qualifications and proposals.
  • Gathers and researches information to include in proposals, including resumes and project summaries.
  • Reviews, organizes, and edits written documentation to improve clarity.
  • Provides final quality control check, including proofreading for grammar, request for proposal (RFP) compliance and conformance to established strategies and plans.
  • Verifies complex technical solutions, strategies and themes are easily understandable, readable, and compelling.
  • Previous experience with the creation, maintenance, and development of CRM databases is desired.
  • Updates leads, resumes, project descriptions, and text libraries in marketing's database.
  • Ability to collaborate with Project Executives, Project Managers, and relevant consultants in the proposal preparation process.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple priorities/tasks and possess strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with office procedures, systems, and protocols required.
  • Strong and effective communication, writing, and computer skills are essential.
  • Must be able to independently manage a challenging workload and budgets when faced with unexpected changes in priorities and deadlines.
  • Assist in the day to day hard and electronic file organization.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related fields preferred (business, marketing, engineering, etc.), other degrees such as Communication, Journalism, and English are acceptable.
  • Ideal candidates should possess 5+ years of experience in a Business Development role within the DOD industry.
  • Advanced user in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) and Adobe Creative Suite including In Design (Photoshop and Illustrator a plus).
  • Strong understanding of marketing principles within the DOD Industry.
  • Strong experience with designing marketing material is preferred.
  • Experience with Cosential and/or Deltek (CRM) preferred.

The position description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by the incumbents of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform position-related tasks other than those stated in this description. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

At Sayres, our employees enjoy an atmosphere conducive to realizing their potential through personal and professional development while simultaneously exceeding customers' expectations.

We offer a broad spectrum of technical, engineering and administrative services including acquisition, financial and program management; fleet synthetic training; logistics; ship construction engineering; systems engineering and integration; wargaming; test and evaluation; security, counterintelligence and policy analysis and have been providing excellence in service to the Federal Government since 2001.

Sayres is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices throughout the United States and has a presence abroad.

COVID Vaccination Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere to Sayres and Associates LLC's vaccination policy. All employees must be fully vaccinated. New employees must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Please note, customer site vaccination requirements, if stricter, will take precedence over Sayres vaccination policy. Prospective employees can submit questions regarding the COVID vaccination policy to

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