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IBM Proposal Writer PM in HERNDON, Virginia

Job Description

The PM Proposal CoE is seeking a proposal writer who will support the development of the management approaches on each Public Sector Strategic deal. This individual will not lead proposals but lead management volume responses by strategizing, researching, writing of the management approach as well as reviewing proposals. Each deal is unique in its response and will require intimate knowledge of differing project management approaches, staffing augmentations, scheduling tactics, deliverable management, organizational design, quality assurance plans, and program management estimating practices.

Additional desired knowledge areas include Agile methodologies, EVMS, CMMI, IBM Project Management tools, and Microsoft Project. This individual must be self-motivating, adhere to quick-turn timelines, and experience working in a dynamic teaming environment. PMP certification preferred, but not required.

Why IBM?

Apple. Twitter. Box. These are just a few of the global partners working with IBM Global Business Services (GBS); enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences via Cognitive data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. IBM GBS is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants who help clients envision their future as cognitive enterprises, all supported by the industry’s most sophisticated talent model. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

This is your opportunity to join a company where you can make the world work better – we are IBMers, and that’s what we do.

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Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.




Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!



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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Project Management experience -5+ years

  • Proposal development experience – 3+ years

  • Deliverable Management experience – 3+years

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • EVMS reporting experience – 2+ years

  • CMMI experience – 2+ years

  • Agile Methodologies experience – 2+ years

  • Microsoft Project experience – 2+ years

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.