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Lumen Senior Proposal Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

About Lumen

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at news.lumen.com, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

The Senior Proposal Manager is responsible for coordinating, managing, developing and publishing Lumen's responses to Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Information (RFI) and other similar type proposal vehicles in the State / Local Government and Education in the Public Sector.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day direction and development of proposal team resources, developing and maintaining processes designed to meet required requirements, and to work with various business unit leadership to prioritize proposal workload

  • Responsibilities will include managing content, formatting responses to align with corporate brand standards, and, in some cases, sales support for delivery or submission. In addition to tactical day-to-day management of proposals, the Proposal Analyst II may also provide recommendations on response strategy given a variety of factors

  • Analyze and coordinate response requirements for approximately 5 – 8 proposal responses of low- to medium complexity simultaneously

  • Interface directly with management in bid teams to ensure smooth proposal process from initial intake through submission or final disposition

  • Support sales with bid submission as needed

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Basic understanding of contractual terms and conditions

  • Achievement orientation with high degree of attention to detail to obtain high quality results

  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills with team members of all management levels and departments

  • Proven ability to deliver results without direct supervision

  • Project team leadership role to coach, guide, and mentor sales teams on successful proposals while driving teams to meet demanding deadlines

  • Proven ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities

  • Ability to work hours which can fluctuate depending on various deadline demands

  • Ability to apply lessons learned from prior experience

  • Sell-side RFP experience

  • Experience in a sales or sales support position

What to Expect Next

Requisition #: 267656

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


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This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. To learn more about our bonus structure, you can view additional information here. (https://jobs.lumen.com/global/en/compensation-information) We're able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Lumen offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. You can learn more by clicking here. (https://centurylinkbenefits.com)

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This information reflects the base salary pay range for this job based on current national market data. Ranges may vary based on the job's location. We offer competitive pay that varies based on individual experience, qualifications and other relevant factors. We encourage you to apply to positions that you are interested in and for which you believe you are qualified. To learn more, you are welcome to discuss with us as you move through the selection process.