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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Proposal Professional

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 May 2024

Job Description:

Bring your drive and enthusiasm to make the world a better place to Saab, Inc., as we strive to keep society and people safe. At Saab, we all share, as one of our core values, the drive to improve the world by utilizing our skills and experiences to improve and update technological systems and solutions, to increase security in society, for its citizens and for those whose job it is to maintain security.

This purpose guides our interaction with our customers and our colleagues, and is evident in the products and services the world needs now, more than ever. As a Senior Proposal Professional, you will be part of the U.S. Business Development team where you will find other people who share your drive, motivation, and passion to make support Saab’s mission.

The location of this position is flexible; the successful candidate must have the ability to work hybrid at one of our four sites, including Boston, MA, Orlando, FL, Washington, DC, or Syracuse, NY.

In this position, you will provide support on a variety of assignments, ranging from strategic to smaller request for proposals (RFP), while developing content for the corporate proposal library. You will be a valued partner to our Marketing & Sales and Operations teams by accelerating our need to harmonize our proposal process, organize our efforts, and curate content. Additionally, in this role, you will support all business segments, including U.S. defense products.

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

  • Developing and executing organized proposal plans in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams from marketing and sales, engineering, program management, subcontracts, contracts, finance, quality, security, and export control;
  • Analyzing RFP requirements, preparing compliance/capabilities matrices, milestone schedules, proposal template/annotated draft and outlines for proposal sections, and cross-references matrices to meet proposal requirements;
  • Serving as a writer, editor, and/or reviewer for other Proposal Managers;
  • Entering and monitoring proposal status data in our tracking tool, during all stages of proposal development;
  • Coordinating requirements with contributors and adherence to proposal schedule;
  • Communicating proposal plan details and action items during daily stand-up meetings;
  • Creating and coordinating data calls and / or matrices for subcontractor teammates; and
  • Providing updates to management on proposal submission status.

Compensation Range: $75,800-$94,800

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline, such as marketing, writing/journalism, or communications and/or technical communications, is required..

  • 3+ years of business experience with a significant portion directly related to proposal development and project management.

  • Experience with Department of Defense RFPs, or other federal government agencies.

  • Strong focus on analyzing and understanding RFP requirements and preparing documentation and proposal plans for kick-off meetings shortly after RFP release.

  • Experience with the Shipley Win Business (capture and proposal) process a plus.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent teamwork and project management skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft (MS)® Word®, MS Excel®, MS PowerPoint®, and MS SharePoint®.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

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.

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


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, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in eight U.S. locations.

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.