Proposal Manager and Program Coordinator
Columbia, SC Military Programs
Job Type

FN America, LLC is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina, FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of FN-branded products, training and support services that enhance user performance and safeguard their lives. For more information, visit us at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Position Summary

The Proposal Manager and Program Coordinator supports government programs and business capture efforts by driving assigned actions and efforts to closure, managing bid activities, and preparing government responses to Requests for Information (RFI), Sources Sought (SS), Requests for Quote (RFQ) and Requests for Proposal (RFP). In this role, the Proposal Manager and Program Coordinator collaborates with Program Managers, Business Development Managers, and functional managers on the design and implementation of program and business development strategies for the government market.  

Job Duties

  • Leads technical, management and business proposals, presentations, and other marketing products in response to RFPs, RFQs, SS, etc. for U.S. based contract opportunities.
  • Coordinates proposal schedules, content creation, and reviews, including writing and editing to ensure uniformity, clarity, and readability of proposals.
  • Leads proposal development efforts by coordinating proposal schedules, content creation, and reviews, including writing and editing to ensure uniformity, clarity, and readability of proposals.
  • Ensures final contract documents are consistent with contractual requirements and US Government formatting.
  • Ensures effective and compliant proposal administration and recordkeeping.
  • Creates and maintains proposal compliance matrices, proposal plans, and schedules to ensure timely completion of deliverables, milestones, and final delivery of proposals. 
  • Coordinates the development of capture plans with business development.
  • Supports Program Managers and Integrated Project Teams with assigned tasks.
  • Manages Military Department reporting and tracking tools.  
  • Prepares internal and customer presentations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements

A Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Marketing, English, Communications, or related field is required.

Experience Requirements

Five years of experience in bid and proposal management or technical writing is required.

Skills and Competencies

All FN America employees are expected to demonstrate accountability, collaboration, communication, customer focus, and innovation. Additional requirements of this position include:

  • Knowledge of government contracting, the FAR and DFARS preferred
  • Knowledge of Defense Acquisition (DoD 5000) preferred
  • Understanding of standard types of contracts (FFP, CP, T&M, IDIQ) and of the full procurement and contract life cycle from cradle to grave preferred
  • Ability to develop, write, prepare, and present responses to RFPs, RFIs, market surveys, and similar procurement products for federal governmental agencies
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines, and exceed goals in high-pressure situations
  • Understanding and application of business concepts: finance, marketing, management, and strategy
  • Ability to coordinate bid and proposal inputs across multiple functions
  • Ability to work independently and productively with minimum supervision
  • Ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes, and resolve routine problems
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Excellent writing / editing / proofreading skills
  • Proposal / project management requires exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to use enterprise shareware to efficiently manage business intelligence and bid process
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint and other document management software proficiency required.
  • Excellent judgment and discretion; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines, and handle work-related stress is required
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations


Microsoft Office, SharePoint


Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate preferred.

Working Conditions

Position is performed in a typical office environment. May be exposed to hazardous machinery, chemicals, and loud noises when on the plant floor. Some travel (domestic & international) may be required on an as needed basis (up to 10%).

All FN America employees have a responsibility to participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace and to comply with instructions given for their own safety and health and that of others. 

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

FN America, LLC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call: 803-736-0522. 

We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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