Georgia Chattahoochee Chapter

of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals

Chapter Member

Amanda Cooper

Scientific Games

Questions Amanda's Answers
How long have you been a proposal manager/specialist/ writer? I started with Scientific Games as a Proposal Coordinator a year and a half ago. Since then, I've transitioned to Proposal Writer and Proposal Manager.
How did you become involved with proposals? I applied for a copy editor job, which is more in line with my previous experience in the journalistic world. I got hired on as a coordinator, and I just took off from there.
Do you work in a "corporate office" or "home office" environment? Corporate office
What do you like best about working in your current environment? I like the camaraderie between our proposal team. We lift each other up and dive in to help when it's needed. We're a true team.
What do you like least? Hounding SMEs for answers to easy questions.
What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of your job? Juggling a wide spectrum of requirements, content and personalities to get the job done.
What shortcuts or helpful best practices about working with proposal teams could you share? Have a database of boilerplate content that is easy to pull for the requirements that are seen over and over again.
Why/when did you join APMP? It is required in my position at SG, but I am thankful for the opportunity to grow in my career.
What is your method for successfully working with your proposal teams? We follow an Opportunity Management Lifecycle guide for a very well laid out proposal process. It makes communication and deadline determination very easy.
Which type of proposals do you do most? Commercial, government or other? Government.

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