Proposal Manager

Farmington Hills or Remote (US only) /
Sales /
Full-time
We are looking for an experienced Proposal Manager with a proven track record to lead Mango’s RFP bid process. This role is an integral part of the organization’s overall success. We are looking for someone who is flexible and adaptive in a growing organization. You’ll be responsible for sourcing RFPs and developing proposals and other documents related to requests for proposals from K12, as well as government, library and corporate sources. You will also develop, maintain and update a proposal content database.  Collaboration with appropriate departments and subject matter experts will be a large part of your job — you’ll be the captain of the RFP team, organizing, directing and helping to get RFP responses created on time and with all requirements. 

Our ideal Proposal Manager is a self starter who can turn a 30 page RFP into a 2 page to-do list with assignments and due dates. We’re looking for someone who works well with a team and knows when to delegate and when to jump in and help. You’ll need to be detail oriented, especially under pressure and time constraints. You should be assertive, have a track record of winning RFPs, and be willing to take ownership of your projects.

Responsibilities

    •  Create excellent RFP outcomes
    • Create & manage RFP databases for all markets
    • Maintain and streamline RFP process 
    • Create training and documentation for RFP process
    • Maintain criteria for RFPs that fit our profile
    • Maintain an evaluation matrix of whether an RFP is worth completing
    • Evaluate the financial viability of an RFP
    • Determine if an RFP is appropriate for Mango Languages
    • Maintain a schedule of RFPs to be completed
    • Read all RFPs and understand all details of their submission
    • Create & drive Project Management plans for all RFPs
    • Assemble team for each RFP
    • Drive all RFPs to completion
    • Quality control all aspects of RFPs including accuracy, compliance, persuasiveness, and layout
    • Write and organize RFP responses
    • Package RFPs for submission
    • Submit RFPs on time to a high quality of standard 
    • Train and assist staff responsible for developing RFP responses

    • Maintain an understanding of all product and marketing details to be able to successfully deliver impactful RFPs and be a subject matter expert for the company

    • Special Projects
    • Create and improve processes 
    • Manage special projects as proposal requirements ebb and flow
    • Assist in business development opportunities

    • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

    • 5+ years proposal management experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Technical Writing or a related field
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Experience with K12 RFP Process
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Google Suite

Key Characteristics

    • Able to work under pressure and time constraints
    • Detail-oriented
    • Assertive, with strong organizational skills
    • Excellent technical and marketing writing skills
    • Self-guided learner 
    • Knowledge of K12 space
    • A proven track record of winning RFPs
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Willing to take ownership of projects
    • Self motivated and results-oriented
    • Constantly look for ways to improve

Bonus

    • You have some form of project management training/ Project Management certification
    • You’re familiar with foreign languages, language learning or linguistics
Mango was founded to empower deeper human connections through language. We believe that language is an adventure.  A journey to be embarked on by those of a bold and curious spirit. Those with a passion to connect more deeply with their global friends. Our award-winning language-learning system is powered by proven methodologies and world-class learning content. Available on mobile, tablet and web-based platforms, our software is designed to establish retention and rapidly build conversation skills through smart, adaptive technology. 

Mango Languages is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected category. All employment decisions are made solely on the merit and capability of an individual applicant.