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Proposal Project Manager

Home Office, MD
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Unit Description

As a natural problem-solver, you thrive on challenges. Youre also an expert at implementing solutions.


Sodexo is seeking a Proposal Project Manager with our Creative Services department. This is a virtual position. Candidates for this position must be able to manage multiple projects, objectives and continually shifting deadlines, and operate with a sense of urgency. Our fast-paced, high-pressure environment occasionally requires extended hours due to strict client-prescribed deadlines.


Sodexos Creative Services department is the epicenter of excellence for Sodexos sales proposal messaging. We are looking for those that are excited to be a part of the changes ahead and what that means for the future of Sodexo.


This position requires advanced competencies in the execution of internal client requests ensuring on-target, on-time, and on budget delivery if sales materials.  Our ideal candidate will have a 3-5 years of experience managing RFPs. Attention to detail and ability to work independently are critical.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Manage multiple strategic projects simultaneously and ensures timely completion of all deliverables.
  • Contributes in developing initial creative strategies to address core sales and business objectives.
  • Collaborate and work well in a team environment and is able to provide clear direction when supporting the development of the Creative Brief.
  • Research clients and their target audience to support creative messaging and design; keeping abreast of current business challenges and competitor strategies.
  • Build strong relationships and partnerships by becoming a credible, trusted advisor to our partners in Sales, in order to achieve effective outcomes in an efficient manner.
  • Be comfortable communicating project details across all levels of the organization and across multiple departments in a clear and concise manner.
  • Find common ground with clients when debating creative or strategic opinions.
  • Manage expectations with clients and colleagues in the internal Creative department to ensure all milestones are met, negotiating timelines where required and providing clear status updates.
  • Be confident reviewing change requests, understanding the impact on the \u2018big picture process and can respond to Sales with alternative solutions.
  • Identify, assess and minimize risks throughout the proposal lifecycle.
  • Embrace and demonstrates excellent service spirit and provides a positive customer experience.
  • Be comfortable in communicating honest and open feedback in order to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Actively engages in their own professional development to continuously grow in project management profession; and support development of best practices.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations for change.
  • Solution, resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.
  • Facilitate and oversees production of all final proposal documentation and ensures accurate completion and delivery to the client.

At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs, 401k, and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts. Click here for more information about Sodexos Benefits.Not the job for you? At Sodexo, we offer positions that support a variety of career goals working in diverse business segments, including Corporate Headquarters, Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Continue your search today.Working for Sodexo:How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities.  


CO Equal Pay Act - The salary range for this position is up to $75k 

Position Summary

The Proposal Project Manager executes internal client requests ensuring on-target, on-time, and on-budget delivery of sales materials. The Proposal Project Manager must exhibit outstanding project management and client communication skills in achieving the highest possible standards in client service. They need basic knowledge of clients business challenges to provide creative solutions and project management execution. The Project Manager will also be expected to participate in creative development meetings ensuring final output are on mark. In addition, the Proposal Project Manager will provide project management follow-through and accurate delivery. This position maintains high quality standards despite pressing deadlines; always striving to do work right the first time.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelors Degree or equivalent experienceBasic Functional Experience - 3 years

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Posted: 2021-03-23 Expires: 2021-04-26
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