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Teledyne Technologies Sr. Proposal Manager, Defense (Hybrid) in Billerica, Massachusetts

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At Teledyne FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives Teledyne FLIR is making a real difference in our world.

Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

This position has the option to work a hybrid schedule (a combination of days working from home and days in the office). Office locations can be Billerica, MA or Chelmsford, MA.

Job Summary:

As the Sr. Proposal Manager you’ll oversee all proposal activities including mentoring and guiding proposal professionals, managing proposal schedules and deadlines, monitoring and reporting on the progress of proposals, and be the single point of authority for compliance with the solicitation. You’ll partner with the Capture Managers to articulate and integrate the win strategy with clearly defined discriminators and compelling solutions into a proposal structured for compliance and ease of evaluation. You’ll also develop and execute a review plan (e.g. Pink Team, Red Team, Gold Team, Green Team, Black Hat, Blue Hat, etc.) for interim and final reviews of the technical, management, and cost proposals. You will also contribute as a book boss when necessary. We’ll rely on you to coordinate, assemble, check and/or schedule administrative functions, including all management reviews and approvals, in support of the assigned proposals.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leading the development of compliant proposal products, ensuring on-time delivery and implementing a repeatable process across the business.

  • Lead and manage the overall proposal development process from Pre-Proposal Phase through Post-Proposal Phase for priority/strategic proposals as assigned.

  • Produce and manage proposal outlines, kickoff documentation, compliance matrices, and proposal deliverables.

  • Driving capture teams for superior readiness-to-bid.

  • Proposal planning.

  • Providing just-in-time training.

  • Coach and train proposal teams on the development of complex, compliant and compelling proposal responses.

  • Develop and maintain proposal schedules, and drive proposal team in adherence to the schedule from beginning to end, ensuring early delivery to the customer.

Job Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, legal permanent resident, asylee, refugee or must be eligible to apply for and obtain the appropriate export control license from the U.S. Departments of State or Commerce. ​

  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of proposal management experience required, 8+ years of experience supporting DOD proposals preferred.

  • APMP certification preferred .

  • An understanding of the U.S. DOD source selection acquisition process preferred.

  • Active DOD Secret clearance or higher a plus.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat required.

  • Willingness to travel approximately 10% domestic and international.

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Positive attitude with the ability to work well under pressure.

  • Well organized and process oriented.

  • Comfortable working with new technologies.


Teledyne FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

Teledyne FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.

Teledyne FLIR designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems.

Teledyne FLIR offers a fast-paced, dynamic environment that provides for a challenging career and the ability to achieve professional growth. It is the talent of our employees that sets us apart as the technology and market leader in the infrared community.