PPL Corporation RFP Manager in New York, New York
Develop an end-to-end workflow process to respond to multiple RFP’s simultaneously
Create an RFP library that supports the solar and energy storage business in multiple markets
Recommend enhancements to the Company’s services based on inquiries from prospects.
Analyze and interpret RFPs and provide guidance to proposal team members, including opportunity lead, project finance lead, project development lead, engineering lead and all other subject matter experts, regarding deliverable requirements.
Determine the appearance, format, style, and standards of the proposal during the proposal planning phase.
Develop and manage proposal outline/compliance matrix and templates throughout the proposal development process; coordinate these items with the deal team
Develop and manage proposal schedule, to include milestones and deadlines for writing, editing, pricing, review, production, and submission; enforce deadlines among proposal team.
Assign development tasks to appropriate team members, which may include proposal staff, corporate and contract staff, and subject matter experts.
Clearly and regularly communicate proposal development strategies, plans, and expectations to all proposal team members.
Track all proposal team writing, editing, pricing development, and graphics development.
Lead regular strategy/status meetings to track proposal progress, determine action items, and develop concepts for proposal content; assign and follow-up on action items.
Perform comparison analysis between RFP and amendments.
Develop proposal narrative based on interviews with subject matter experts, contract staff, and/or boilerplate documents.
Format documents in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher, and Adobe Acrobat according to RFP requirements and proposal format and styles.
Edit documents for grammar, spelling, factual accuracy, and clarity according to style guides and standards.
Coordinate and perform proposal production, including printing, copying, and binding proposals; and provide timely submission of all official proposal deliverables.
Perform appropriate post-proposal submission duties to close-out the proposal, including archiving of boilerplate and past performance information.
Reporting to the SVP, Sales & Marketing, the Request for Proposal Manager, (RFPM) will oversee the development of proposals, bids, quotations, or other documents describing solar system and battery storage offerings and services in response to requests from prospective clients. The RFPM will collaborate with members of the business development, sales, marketing, finance, and legal teams to ensure content is complete, accurate, timely, and compliant. The RFPM will also recommend enhancements to the organization's products or services based on inquiries from prospects. May require a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a senior manager. Typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. Typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience.
Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.
A bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or Marketing or related field
At least five (5) years of experience in a position requiring writing and editing and working on all phases of large, multi-volume proposals to government, non-profit, and commercial/industrial customers
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint
Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, both independently and on a team
Strong professional and persuasive written/verbal communication skills
Excellent organization and attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
Excellent time management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
Must have flexibility to work non-traditional hours when necessary in an often stressful, deadline-oriented environment.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.
Regular or Temporary:
- 10 year’s of experience
Full-time or Part-time:
Founded in 2008, Safari Energy is a leading partner for large commercial property owners and tenants to optimize returns and reduce costs through solar power deployment. Safari Energy has delivered more than 200 solar energy projects from New York to Hawaii unlocking economic value for its clients. Safari Energy is the #1 provider of solar services to real estate investment trusts in the U.S. In 2018, Safari Energy joined the PPL Corporation, a Fortune 500 international utility company (NYSE: PPL). As part of one of the world’s largest energy companies, Safari Energy is leading the growth of distributed energy resources, including energy storage and supporting PPL’s role in shaping the future energy grid.