Sr. Bid Manager

| Greater Boulder Area
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Company Description

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, and dedicated Internet access. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

Position Description

Senior Bid Manager to support the National Security Segment, responsible for managing classified proposals to help win new business within the Intelligence Community. This is a critical role to help respond to opportunities in a hard to penetrate market within the Intelligence Community.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Bid Manager : Owns the proposal development process with the specific responsibility for proposal compliance, development, quality, and on time delivery;

  • Develops the proposal compliance matrix. Develops a fully articulated proposal outline to ensure 100% compliance.

  • Provides proposal outline instructions to the Subject Matter Experts (SME) to define how the will statements will be implemented, the benefits of Zayo, and substantiation of our claim.

  • Develops and maintains the proposal schedule.

  • Enforces all schedule milestones. Enforces scheduling of milestones and Action Items for solution development and costing/pricing activities within the proposal schedule.

  • Develops the Proposal Kickoff presentation with assistance from the Business Development, Engineering and Sales. Prepares and maintains the proposal contact list.

  • Develops and maintains the proposal Action Items list with assistance from Sales; 

  • Allocates proposal sections to various managers and solicits questions from the team and compiles question list for transmittal to the government.

  • Elevates proposal resource, compliance, and schedule issues to the Sales VP, and Manager of Proposals. Enforces proposal schedules and deadlines.

  • Actions include: Polling the team for development status and completion of action items; Coordinates to establish individual meeting agendas; Determine the type, format, and process for the reviews with Sales to include: Scheduling proposal reviews and sends/maintains meeting notices.

  • Scheduling review debriefs and sends/maintains meeting notices.

  • Reserving war room for reviews, as required.

  • Preparing the proposal reviewable material in hardcopy or electronic form.

  • Preparing review team material such as review forms, solicitations, evaluation criteria, pens, etc.

  • Compiles post review electronic files for the proposal team.

  • Proposal Reviews Requirements: Documents ready for Pink Team MUST be 80% complete. Documents ready for Red Team MUST be 100% complete.

  • Actively seeks amendments through the assigned contracts manager.

  • Uploads solicitation material and amendments to the shared resource and notifies the team.

  • Coordinates the inclusion of the pricing material into the proposal.

  • Closes the proposal in accordance with Zayo procedures. Manages the proposal publications and electronic storage processes.

  • Manages the printing, booking, and packaging of proposals. Uses Zayo approved proposal format as modified by the solicitation requirements. Integrates text and graphics into the finished copy. Maintains configuration management Performs desktop publishing and illustration support. Prepares both hard and soft copies as required.

Required Clearance:

Secret (#secret), with ability to upgrade to TS/SCI

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have prior bid/proposal management expertise within the Intelligence Community (IC) and/or department of defense (DoD).

  • Bachelor’s Degree or above with minimum of 8 years of related experience in proposal preparation.

  • Must have experience reading and analyzing government requests for proposal (RFPs) and requests for quotation (RFQs).

  • Candidate needs to possess exceptional organizational abilities to manage simultaneously occurring tasks.

  • Interpersonal, communication, team-building, and attention to detail are critical skills.

  • Expert knowledge of MS Office is essential.

  • Must be able to work unpredictable schedules including weekends and holidays.

Rewards

  • Competitive compensation

    • Base salary range: $81,491-$88,629

    • Full-time Zayo employees are also eligible for discretionary quarterly short-term and long-term incentive cash bonuses which are based on the performance of the Company, an employee’s business segment, and the individual employee

  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k), disability and life insurance

  • Fitness membership discounts

  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

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Location

Our Boulder campus is located in the 29th Street Mall where employees can benefit from access to restaurants, retail, fitness and more!

What are Zayo Perks + Benefits

Zayo Benefits Overview

Zayo Group is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our benefits program offers health care, dental and vision coverage, as well as financial secruity to our employees and their families.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
B Strong, Greenhouse Scholars, A Precious Child, AMP the Cause, There With Care, Boulder Parks and Rec, and many more....
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) enable you to put aside money for important expenses & help reduce your income taxes at the same time. Zayo employees can contribute up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
If you are out of work for an extended period or time due to a disabling injury or illness, disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $5000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Dental exams can help you & your dentist detect problems in the early stages when treatment is simpler & costs are lower. Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your medical health.
Vision Benefits
The vision plan covers routine eye exams and also pays for all or a portion of the costs of glasses or contact lenses if you need them.
Health Insurance Benefits
Each person's health care needs are different. That's why our medical plan offers multiple options (3) so that you can choose the coverage level best-suited to your personal situation.
Life Insurance
Your family depends on your income for a comfortable lifestyle and for the resources necessary to make their dreams a reality! Zayo offers Basic Term Life and AD&D as well as supplemental insurance.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Do you love working out? So do we which is why Zayo offers access to group fitness sessions and company-sponsored events, such as the B Strong Ride.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Zayo Group offers a 401(k) plan through Fidelity. Eligible employees may join the plan as soon as administratively feasible after their date of hire and may contribute up to the IRS limit of $19,000.
401(K) Matching
Zayo matches 50% of employee contributions up to 4% with a cap at 2% match.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Zayo provide 12 weeks paid maternity leave, 2 weeks paid paternity leave, and 4 weeks paid adoptive/foster leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Zayo employees receive between 0 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Zayo Group offers the option to elect Commuter Benefits which helps you pay for public transportation and parking costs while commuting to and from work using pretax dollars.
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted twice monthly and include alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Parking
Parking is available at Zayo offices.
Recreational Clubs
Love sports? So do we! We offer a variety of options to get involved with your co-workers outside of the office.
Fitness Subsidies
We strongly believe that there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our employees and families. To promote health and fitness, Zayo has partnered with GymPass.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement program provides an opportunity for Zayo employees to further their education and to apply to be reimbursed for eligible education expenses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Zayo is committed to providing opportunities for employees to expand and grow their knowledge base through lunch and learn sessions.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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