Proposal Manager

Toronto, Canada

As a business partner with Sales and Marketing, the Proposal Manager is responsible for the end to end management of the proposal development and bid submission process; helping lead the development of compelling, customized proposals in response to both RFPs and individual client requests for Future Design School products and services.

In this role, you will have the exceptional opportunity to:

Grow an entire business unit and have tangible impact on the company’s bottom line. This role will be the first of its kind inside the organization and has unlimited potential for growth. The Proposal Manager will be responsible for investigating and guiding the bid process through to post-submission requests and debriefing, writing proposals and offering support to the partnerships team. The creative elements of the position include development of value propositions, writing targeted executive summaries and customizing each proposal consistent with customer requirements and Future Design School branding guidelines.

You are responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Lead qualification process including ongoing investigation of new RFPs to proactively identify opportunities for organization
  • Responsible for understanding RFP requirements, ensuring compliance and identifying questions, concerns and potential risks
  • Manage the end-to-end RFP response process; from receipt of the RFP, to timely delivery of the high quality final product, ensuring all expectations, actions, and timelines are understood and met
  • Develop a recommended proposal response structure and assemble foundation content that addresses requirements, business needs and develop overall response strategy in conjunction with the Partnerships Team
  • Write persuasive executive summaries and other content through the integration of customer requirements, organizational accomplishments/strengths, evidence and corporate objectives/messages
  • Review responses for compliance, accuracy and ensure adequate reviews with stakeholders to ensure the integrity of all documents
  • Participate in the development/writing and maintenance of standard response content, templates
  • Lead and participate in the final document printing, assembly and submission processes

To succeed in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of proposal management/development best practices including project management, writing, editing, content analysis, and value proposition development is required
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills to effectively establish relationships and articulate clear ideas, with the ability to write and organize compelling content is required
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar proposal management and/or writing role required, working with sales teams is an asset
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat is required; experience with tendering solutions an asset
  • Demonstrated flexibility to work non-traditional work hours is required
  • Experience with graphic design and/or visual communications is an asset
  • Experience with contracts management/administration is an asset

We Offer You

A path towards your most rewarding career. Future Design School is a rapidly expanding organization with multiple opportunities for growth. Succeeding in this market-based role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long-term career, in other areas inside Future Design School or otherwise

Why should you join Future Design School?

Working at Future Design School is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a better society through meaningful work, focused on improving millions of lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the education continuum . Our people are passionate about empowering educators to transform instruction and design exceptional learning experiences that drive future ready skill development. Future Design School enables schools and school districts across the US and Canada through ongoing professional development, comprehensive curriculum and strategic support.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a values-driven company that is developing innovative solutions to school transformation.

Please apply by sending your resume and expression of interest to Wendy Jones at [email protected]