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Strategy Manager, Federal

C3

Tysons Corner, VA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Business Dev
  • Industry: Enterprise SaaS
  • Post Date: 07/03/2024
  • Website: c3.ai
  • Company Address: 1400 Seaport Boulevard Suite 500, Redwood City, CA, 94063

About C3

C3 AI (NYSE:AI) is a leading Enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation. The proven C3 AI Platform provides comprehensive services to build enterprise-scale AI applications more efficiently and cost-effectively than alternative approaches. The C3 AI Platform supports the value chain in any industry with prebuilt, configurable, high-value AI applications for reliability, fraud detection, sensor network health, supply network optimization, energy management, anti-money laundering, and customer engagement.

Job Description

C3.ai, Inc. (NYSE:AI) is a leading Enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation. The proven C3 AI Platform provides comprehensive services to build enterprise-scale AI applications more efficiently and cost-effectively than alternative approaches. The C3 AI Platform supports the value chain in any industry with prebuilt, configurable, high-value AI applications for reliability, fraud detection, sensor network health, supply network optimization, energy management, anti-money laundering, and customer engagement. Learn more at: C3 AI

The Strategy Manager, Federal drives the development and delivery of major proposals for strategic and high-value sales opportunities across C3 AI’s federal government business. In this role, you will manage all aspects of the proposal development process, partnering with internal stakeholders, including C3 AI executive and functional teams, to secure the necessary reviews and approvals. You will help execute on C3 AI’s federal capture, pricing and outreach strategy through proposals, white papers, and other documents. You will author and refine proposal content, write technical papers, ensure company responses adhere to RFP guidelines, and track all inbound and outbound deals to keep the sales team organized. You will bring project management rigor to the process, champion proposal best practices and balance competing priorities in a fast-paced sales environment.

This is a highly visible role with several executive stakeholders. To succeed in this role, you must have the ability to manage multiple workstreams, proven organizational skills, high attention to detail, and superior time management skills. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the development of proposals and responses to Federal RFPs, coordinating across internal stakeholders (e.g., Sales, Products, Services, Legal, Executive Leadership) and external stakeholders (e.g., prospective customers, business partners) to write persuasive commercial and technical content.
  • Maintain compliance with the government sales cycle, including RPF/RFI response guidelines, the procurement process, and deal-specific requirements.
  • Build and manage the RFP/ RFI process, including response template creation, evaluation/review criteria, and working with the sales and solutions team to identify key win themes.
  • Produce market analysis and estimated value calculations for existing AI/ML use cases and products.
  • Produce and maintain analysis on competition and market dynamics, collect intelligence on sales and product opportunities, synthesize findings, and work with senior team members to propose recommendations that shape company, product, and go-to-market strategy.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year university (minimum), APMP, Shipley, or similar certifications for proposal management professionals strongly  
  • 10+ years of experience in government proposal and capture management
  • Significant experience with federal government procurement processes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with extensive experience defining and developing executive-ready strategy documents.
  • Ability to lead projects and work collaboratively across diverse teams, including executive stakeholders.
  • Experience and aptitude in building processes where none exist

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Active SECRET clearance
  • Experience with and understanding of AI and Machine Learning

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for current or future company sponsorship.

C3 AI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected characteristics, including disabled and veteran status. 

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