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Proposal Manager

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 January 2023

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking a Professional Proposal Manager to lead the Saab, Inc. Proposal Center.  The Saab, Inc. Proposal Center provides Proposal Management and production support to all of Saab, Inc. divisions creating defense and commercial offers to International and Domestic Customers. 


Saab, Inc. currently operates 4 divisions in the US.

  • Surveillance Systems (Syracuse NY) provides Radar, EW, and C2 solutions to the US DoD as well as Air Traffic Management solutions to domestic and international Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), Airports and Airlines.

  • Land Systems (Orlando FL) provides Training, Simulation, Signature Management and Shoulder Fire solutions to US DOD customers.

  • Aerospace Systems (West Lafayette, IN) provides Advanced Airborne Training, Avionics, and Aerostructures to the US DoD.

  • Undersea Systems (Cranston RI) provides Underwater and Autonomous systems to the US DoD.

This is a challenging position in a fast-paced and crucial part of the business development process.  It offers a chance to explore a variety of the Saab product solutions, work with all levels of staff, management, and executives in a very hands-on way, as well as to demonstrate leadership, exercise creativity, and develop a broad range of experience.


The individual in this role will be based in Syracuse, NY and be responsible for overseeing the staff of the Proposal Center as well as working directly on select proposals.  The Proposal Center staff is located primarily in Syracuse but support proposals at all of the US sites.  Some domestic and international travel will be required


Saab is looking for an individual with a demonstrated ability to lead successful proposals and staff executing successful proposals.  The individual must possess a strong understanding of the proposal process, as well as business awareness of financial and contractual issues.  Successful applicants require the ability to lead teams, interact with a variety of internal and external resources, work independently, and apply judgment throughout the proposal development process to manage risk and ensure good communication.

Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the Proposal Center Staff

  • Direct management of select proposals

  • Analyzing RFPs and determining proposal staffing requirements

  • Establishing proposal teams and schedules

  • Monitoring assignments and adherence to project schedule

  • Using computer software to manage proposal documents and boilerplate materials

  • Management, mentorship and training of capture team members in all aspects of proposal process


Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline is required. Master's degree is a plus.

  • 15+ years of business experience with a significant portion directly related to proposal development.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent teamwork and team management skills.

  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.

  • Business experience with financial and contracts processes.

  • RFP assessment, bid strategy development and proposal management.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen and (ii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.