Manager, Capture & Proposal Management - Bombardier Defense - US

Date: Nov 12, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US, 67209

Company: Bombardier



Bombardier Defense proudly unites expertise, innovation, and unwavering dedication to forge the future of military aviation. We are dedicated to forging the future of military aviation by enabling persistent airborne solutions for our special missions’ customers.



Our employees are expected to bring their authentic selves to work because we firmly believe our people are at the heart of our success. We are mindful of our employees’ well-being and are consistently working to improve upon our benefits package:

  • Competitive salary and short-term incentive based on company performance.
  • Flexible Hybrid Work Schedule.
  • 10 personal and sick days (up to 130 days cumulative).
  • Flexible group insurance program (Supplementary maternity benefits, medical, dental, travel, life, short- & long-term disability).
  • Flex Dollars Allocation (Wellness, Health, and Group RRSP).
  • Tele-health program.
  • Share Purchase and Pension Plan.
  • Learning opportunities through the Bombardier Academy of Learning.

What are your contributions to the team?


  • Lead a US-based capture and proposal management team to support Bombardier Defense growth opportunities within the US Defense sector.
  • Oversee all phases of the proposal management processes, starting with support to Sales Director campaign activities.
  • Define a winning strategy in conjunction with Sales to deliver a quality proposal which meets the customers’ requirements.
  • Ensure that the proposal team members use the best practices and adhere to all processes for proposal development and approvals.
  • Provide overall leadership and coordination of internal and external stakeholders such as Programs, Engineering, Contracts, Finance, Supply Chain, Operations and subcontractors during Proposal stage to establish Program strategy and build Proposal;
  • Implement an effective governance to ensure on time proposal delivery; including per and management reviews to obtain approvals through established processes.
  • Develop a set of balanced customer-focused and business-focused performance indices and lead the team in achieving these targets.

This key leadership position has responsibility for building a strong, diverse and inclusive team and supporting the professional growth of each team member

How to thrive in this role? Skills, knowledge & experience:


  • You hold a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (or related field), Science, Business or other field with significant experience in aerospace;
  • You have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in aerospace;
  • You have 5-10 years of experience in a business development, capture or proposal management.
  • You have prior experience in US Government procurement processes;
  • Expertise in being able to provide strategic direction on a variety of topics;
  • You have solid knowledge of industry trends and competitor activity;
  • You are a leader with initiative, able to mobilize and engage both your direct team and supporting teams;
  • You have excellent communication skills and the ability synthesize information for executive level briefings and recommendations;
  • You are able to develop and guide individuals in the production of comprehensive and compelling materials directed at engineering, operations and executive audiences;
  • You are able to manage time and prioritize tasks effectively while working toward aggressive deadlines;
  • You have the ability to hold a US Secret clearance;
  • You may be required to travel domestically and internationally and work extended hours when required. 



If you aren’t sure you have all the skills, knowledge, and experience for this role, you are encouraged to apply. At Bombardier, we aren’t looking for the perfect candidate. We are looking for great talent with an optimistic attitude that wants to get the job done.

Now that you can see yourself as a Manager, Capture & Proposal Management at Bombardier Defense, apply and let’s chat!

Bombardier is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of all races, religions, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, immigration statuses, disabilities, or other legally protected characteristics to apply.



Nearest Major Market: Wichita