BAE Systems, Inc.
How long have you been a proposal manager/specialist/ writer?
I have been in BD/Proposal Development since March 2010 and a full time writer/team manager in our Proposal Organization since March 2012.
How did you become involved with proposals?
It was a natural function of Business development.
Do you work in a "corporate office" or "home office" environment?
Corporate proposal center
What do you like best about working in your current environment?
It is good to work with a professional proposal team and have support resources available.
What do you like least about working in your current environment?
What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of your job?
Developing a cohesive and effective writing and editing team.
What shortcuts or helpful best practices about working with proposal teams could you share?
Develop Proposal and Capture Manager trust right away and work to integrate your writing and editing agenda into their schedule to allow sufficient time for rewriting and reviewing.
Why/when did you join APMP?
To connect with colleagues, learn best practices.
What is your method for successfully working with your proposal teams?
Always volunteer/be willing to do the difficult and time sensitive work. You'll be a welcome asset on any proposal team.
Which type of proposals do you do most? Commercial, government or other?
Government. I have only worked on one commercial proposal.