Leidos Columbia , MD 21044
Leidos has a career opening for a Proposal Production Coordinator located in Columbia, MD.
The Proposal Production Coordinator is an expert desktop publisher who prepares documents, provides proposal planning and logistics support, coordinates publishing resources, and coordinates document production to support proposal development, reviews, and delivery. This includes working closely with the proposal manager and proposal team to review the Request for Proposal (RFP) and identify proposal deliverables; ensuring the proposal team has adequate supplies; developing the Proposal Production Plan; developing text templates that comply with RFP instructions; maintaining configuration management; integrating graphics and formatting documents for color reviews, preparing PDF review copies, and merging reviewers' comments; preparing documents for final management review; coordinating final document production including final formatting, preparing tabs, and printing; preparing electronic copies; and supporting boxing and shipping.
Read and interpret RFP requirements to ensure compliance with font, type size, margins, and other proposal submission requirements
Format proposals and other documents to support business development initiatives, including white papers, ad-hoc projects and reports, and visual presentations in PowerPoint
Electronically create and format visually appealing Microsoft Word and Excel documents in compliance with RFP requirements
Prepare a Proposal Production Plan to ensure compliance with proposal delivery requirements
Maintain configuration management of documents and deliverables in SharePoint
Provide logistics support to the proposal team (supplies, reproduction)
Help coordinate and schedule other publications support (editing, graphic artist)
Perform visual Quality Assurance (QA) inspection of all proposal deliverables
Coordinate hardcopy reproduction of proposal deliverables
Prepare electronic files
Support hardcopy and electronic delivery in coordination with Proposal Manager and Contract Manager
Assist with other administrative tasks, as required
High school and 5+ years of related experience.
Expert in Microsoft Word, including developing MS Word templates and applying styles. Skilled in formatting Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint documents.
Skilled in Adobe Acrobat Pro for creating PDFs, and comparing and merging files
Experience in proposal preparation, coordination, and reproduction
Good verbal and written communication skills
Ability to effectively communicate with proposal leaders, proposal authors, and Business Development personnel
Must be able to work overtime and weekends, as required, to meet proposal review and delivery schedule
Ability to meet company attendance policy
Must have an active Top Secret SCI security clearance with CI Poly
Experience in PowerPoint
Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and other Creative Suite software
College or formal design training preferred
Leidos is a Fortune 500 information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.