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Xylem Inc.

Proposal Manager

Xylem Inc. - Raleigh, NC

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative and smart technology solutions to the world’s water and energy utility challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services, and agricultural settings.  With its November 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to its portfolio of solutions for water, gas and electric utilities.  Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2016 revenue of $3.8 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.  The Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions.Sensus, a Xylem brand, helps a wide range of public service providers – from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses – do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We enable our customers to reach farther through the application of technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services. Learn more at and follow @SensusGlobal on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.The Role: The Proposal Manager will oversee all aspects of proposal development operations, including the development of proposals describing the Company’s products and services, governing the team’s formal processes, and managing the infrastructure of the Proposal department. This highly networked role requires the ability to work well under pressure and to meet challenging deadlines.Essential Functions:
Proven ability in planning, producing and delivering compliant proposals within a complex business environment
Experienced in scheduling and running proposal kick-off meetings, leading storyboarding sessions, facilitating key review meetings / final document review, coordinating proposal governance / sign off, document production and delivery of the completed proposal
Will have experience of coordinating and updating a content management system
Lead multiple proposal teams ensuring consistent processes are applied to deliver high quality compliant proposals
Facilitate and support pre-RFP template development, solution efforts and information collection
Guide and coordinate the efforts of other proposal resources including employees, consultants, and teaming partners to ensure maximum collaboration, timely adherence to schedule, and overall proposal development effectiveness
Lead and contribute to process improvement efforts in the proposal and short-list phases
Develop proposal schedule, manage conflicts, and oversee continuing proposal efforts and support section rewrites as needed
Track proposal wins/losses and lead lessons-learned exercises to identify opportunities for process improvement and training
Deliver compliant, professionally produced proposals within customer defined timeframes
Coordinate and review / edit proposal input from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, marketing, product teams, finance, commercial, legal and operations
Proposal automation software (or similar) experience
Excellent attention to detail
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, English, Journalism or Communications or related field
8 years of proposal management and/or writing experience
Must have experience overseeing the full life cycle of proposal development including positioning, scheduling, and managing while serving as editor, writer and/or reviewer
Excellent written communication skills, experience with successfully coaching teams, developing content and editing; knowledge of AP style preferred
Experience in writing about communication networks and other components of a smart city infrastructure is a plus
PMP is a plus
Must be driven, a team player, reliable, proactive, resourceful, a critical thinker, well-organized, and passionate about their contribution to the team and the success of the company
EOE/Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled

10 days 3 hours ago

Xylem Inc.


Proposal Manager Xylem Inc. - Raleigh, NC, United States


Location: Raleigh, NC

Company Profile:
Xylem. Derived from classical Greek, our name refers to the supporting tissues that help transport water and nutrients from a plant's roots to its leaves. To the people of Xylem, our name stands for our promise to live our values while solving our customers' most challenging water problems, and to set industry standards for fluid technology applications and water solutions.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​