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Job #: R-00108222
Location: Huntsville, AL
Category: Proposal
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

Leidos has a career opportunity for an experienced Proposal Center Manager for our Dynetics Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific, and IT solutions. 

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.


If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!


The Leidos' Proposal Operations Team provides highly skilled people, facilities, and resources to support billions in annual proposal submissions. Proposal Operations is a centralized department, supporting Leidos’ most strategic and high value bids. This position, leading the Dynetics Proposal and OTA Center, provides key enablers for growth as we partner with Line Operations to win strategic, needle-moving opportunities. This position reports to the Vice President of Proposal Operations.

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!


  • Manage and lead a team of 15+ Proposal Managers, Coordinators, Editors, Writers, Graphic Artists, Print Production

  • Monitor and understand the Leidos Enterprise pipeline and prioritize requests for resources

  • Provide updates to Leidos Leadership regarding budget, workload, projected needs, and business issues

  • Lead the team through job specific goal setting, performance tracking, mentoring, upskilling, career progression, and positioning the team for long-term success.

  • Review proposals, providing value and feedback to proposal teams to increased PWin

  • Track, schedule, and coordinate work assignments to support new business capture, keeping the team highly utilized

  • Grow next generation talent

  • Serve as a champion for the capture and proposal process

  • Serve as escalation point for open decisions, issues, and risks to support and enforce deadlines. Judiciously escalate operational issues to the leadership team

  • Regularly liaise with Line Leadership, Capture Operations, subcontractors, and customer stakeholders

  • Deliver proposal-related and other trainings


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Additional years’ experience may be used in lieu of a degree

  • 8+ years of direct proposal/capture-related experience with a broad understanding of a wide variety of proposal types, to include, OTAs, “quick-turn” (less than 30-days from final RFP release to proposal submittal) efforts, White Papers, orals presentations, as well as other large, complex programs using FAR based procurement mechanisms.

  • Proposal Management of large, complex single award efforts; Government Contracting experience required.

  • Requires in-depth knowledge of the Proposal Management functional area, business strategies, and how to combine the two in support of the company’s goals

  • The selected candidate must possess 3+ years of demonstrated direct supervisory experience

  • Appreciation of, and ability to create a high performing team environment

  • Ability to manage conflict effectively and negotiate solutions that best support Leidos goals, mission, and values

  • Ability to effectively manage operations & people in a complex, dynamic environment

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills

  • Direct Proposal/Capture Management experience


  • Direct Proposal Management experience encompassing the following: single award efforts valued at >$500M, OTAs, “quick-turn” (less than 30-days from final RFP release to proposal submittal) efforts, White Papers, and orals presentations.

  • Experience with technologies used to support proposals including SharePoint, VisibleThread, or PleaseReview.


  • Secret required

  • Top Secret desired; not required.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $105,300.00 - $162,000.00 - $218,700.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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