Proposal Manager


Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States

Building the people that build the world.

With platforms in HVAC and Detection and Measurement, SPX Technologies builds innovative solutions that enable a safer, more efficient, sustainable world.  Through our RiSE talent development framework, we Reach, Identify, Strengthen, and Engage our employees to support them in their continued development.  We’re a global company of problem solvers, collaborators, and innovators, and our businesses build solutions that impact the world. 


As part of Detection and Measurement, Genfare is a leader in configurable fare collection systems in the public transit industry.   By creating high quality equipment and payment systems to improve the rider experience, we empower equitable mobility and provide services to better connect communities.


Core Function

As the Proposal Manager, your core function is to ensure all of Genfare’s proposals are fully executed from start to finish. You will be responsible for the success of the entire proposal process—including individual contributor as the main proposal writer, facilitation of the proposal review process, upholding compliance with Genfare’s proposal process and RFP schedule. You will collaborate across the organization, and coordinate and edit proposal input from a variety of stakeholders. A successful Proposal Manager will have strong time management skills, the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently, as well as proficiency in technical writing.

The ideal candidate is flexible and adaptable, focused on details; organized and able to maintain order through rapid proposal pace or unpredictable changes in schedule.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Leads coordination of proposal efforts.
  • Leads reviewing, writing and editing of proposal documents.
  • Leads proposal research and development.
  • Leads in developing proposal outlines and schedules, and in maintaining master proposal schedule.
  • Maintains a repository of proposal information on the shared drive.
  • Documents, publishes and follows-up on action items from proposal meetings.
  • Compiles and coordinates proposal information requirements from all participating departments.
  • Maintains productive relationships with business areas and associated engineering personnel to ensure efficient proposal development efforts.
  • Implements proposal development process.
  • Ensures proposal development conforms to ISO procedures, and maintains 100% compliance.
  • Analyzes Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements.
  • Builds compliance matrices and win themes.
  • Develops and assists with opportunity specific proposal strategy and approach.
  • Conducts status reviews with to identify and record required actions to produce proposals on schedule.
  • Monitors proposal development performance against schedules and reports status.
  • Researches and writes various sections of proposals.
  • Manages the development of technical proposals and graphics.
  • Coordinates with sales leads, program management and associated engineering personnel during the proposal development process.
  • Assists with writing Marketing content and other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Required Skills

  • BA/BS degree in English or related field
  • 5-7 years of proposal-related experience, preferably in transit or a related industry
  • Must have sound editing and technical writing skills
  • Knowledge Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Familiarity with fare collection solutions preferred


How we live our culture

Our culture is at the center of what we do and, more importantly, who we are.  Our core values set a standard for how we manage ourselves, and our Leadership Model sets the standard for how we engage with each other.  Whether you are an individual contributor or you lead a large team, each of us leads at SPX.  


What benefits do we offer?

We know that the well-being of our employees is integral. Our benefits include:

  • Generous and flexible paid time off including paid personal time off, caregiver, parental, and volunteer leave
  • Competitive health insurance plans and 401(k) match, with benefits starting day one
  • Competitive and performance-based compensation packages and bonus plans
  • Educational assistance, leadership development programs, and recognition programs  


Our commitment to embrace diversity to build a culture of inclusion at SPX

We value different backgrounds, experiences, and voices at SPX, and we are committed to challenging ourselves, openly communicating, and striving to improve every day.  We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has a voice and is encouraged to realize their fullest potential. 


SPX is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.


SPX is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.


At SPX , what’s in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits.  Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees’ personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. SPX benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

At SPX, our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.