Proposal Manager

Date: Jun 10, 2019

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Bell

Req Id: 236245 

At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we’re revolutionizing how Canadians communicate.

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team. 

Our Bell Business Markets team enables the digital transformation of businesses and governments nationwide through solutions in areas including Internet and private networks, voice and unified communications, contact centre, security, Internet of Things, data centre and cloud. We’re proud to be Canada’s leading provider of broadband network and communication services for businesses and governments.



The Strategic Deals and Client Proposals Team is a unique entity at Bell. Its members are typically senior Professionals drawn from other Job Families (Project Management, Technical Consulting, Architecture, Sales and Proposal Management). 


As a proposal manager, you will be asked to lead and coordinate large teams with a drive to execute flawless proposals of varying size with consideration for corporate governance, processes and business objectives.


 Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Participating in the qualification of potential business opportunities based on pre-existing bid/no-bid methodology
  • Review of RFP instructions to define the proposal document set-up, format and templates required to ensure full compliancy to the format instructions for the bid response that is easy for the end-client to navigate and evaluate
  • Establishing and communicating proposal timelines and responsibilities and determining the required proposal response layout
  • Providing follow-up with respect to team members’ proposal input deliverables and time frames and escalating when required
  • Following Bell Canada’s internal governance practices including soliciting risk and legal opinions from internal stakeholders to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOx) legislation for Category B proposals
  • Acting as the single point of contact for communications relating to inputs with the entire bid response team, setting meetings and calls


During the proposal development process, accountabilities will include:

  • Proofreading to ensure continuity and compliance with RFP instructions
  • Copy editing for consistency of format, grammar, style, punctuation, single voice and spelling
  • Conversion of large client RFP documents from Adobe Acrobat to Microsoft Word, Excel for our response
  • Consolidation of input received from team members for insertion into master response documents
  • Preparation of review drafts for team assessment
  • Production activities including final print, assembly of binders, burning of CDs, USB keys etc
  • Management of document production activity timelines to ensure that 100% of submission deadlines are met (on an exceptional basis this may involve coordinating external resources)
  • Creation and maintenance of a library of re-useable standard document templates
  • Ensure sufficient stock of production supplies, report gathering, etc
  • Filing, archiving and tracking of approved RFP responses
  • Adherence to Bell’s internal governance controls and processes


 Critical qualifications/competencies:

  • Minimum of 3 years of Proposal Management experience with a preference given to candidates with demonstrated experience in responding to very large Public and Private sector solicitations
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with RFP responses featuring complex technical solutions exceeding $1M in value
  • University degree in a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Word skills and working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Proven ability to manage workload and multi-task under very tight deadlines
  • University degree or equivalent work experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Proven aptitude for teamwork in a virtual setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Independent work ethic needing little guidance
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Organization and Time Management
  • Teamwork
  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Project Management Knowledge
  • Industry and Technical Competencies



Preferred qualifications/competencies:

  • APMP Certification in Proposal Management
  • Technical Writing experience
  • Knowledge of Telecom products/services 



Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec. 


Additional Information:

Position Type: Management 
Job Status: Regular - Full Time 
Job Location: Canada : British Columbia : Vancouver || Canada : Ontario : Mississauga || Canada : Ontario : Ottawa 
Application Deadline: 06/24/2019 


Please apply directly online to be considered for this role.  Applications through email will not be accepted.


At Bell, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.


Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email your recruiter directly or to make arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at Bell please email our Diversity & Inclusion Team at


Created: Canada, ON, Mississauga

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