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The Cigna Group Proposal Support Senior Manager - Evernorth Health Services - Remote in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Summary

The Senior Manager for the Strategic Markets team within Bid Strategy & Execution is responsible for leading a team that manages the RFP and proposal development process for complex and strategic bids. Additionally, the Senior Manager may also manage their own RFP projects to completion as team workload requires. You will be responsible for partnering with cross-functional partners throughout the organization to create innovative, winning proposal offers across all business segments and Evernorth capabilities. In this role, you will be responsible for balancing competing stakeholder priorities, understanding and applying Sales/Account management strategy, and serving as a first point of escalation for issues and questions in the RFP process. Your team will also be responsible for supporting multiple transformative process optimization initiatives across the Bid Strategy & Execution department.

Essential Functions

  • Lead a team of project managers to successfully complete complex, high-visibility RFP bid responses

  • Independently project manage RFP bid responses as team workload requires

  • Build strong, deep relationships with key cross-functional partners, product owners and leaders throughout the organization

  • Identify, lead and execute process optimization initiatives as part of our department's strategic transformation

  • Facilitate negotiations among cross-functional partners to create winning responses, while appropriately mitigating business risk

  • Mentor and train new team members

  • Showcase strong project management skills and the ability to effectively multitask

  • Demonstrate strong written, verbal, and graphic communication skills

  • Demonstrate good judgment and ability to work with colleagues at all levels of the company

  • Utilize strong critical thinking skills to navigate challenges and uncertainty independently

  • Analyze, research, write, and edit RFP responses


  • Strategic thinker with a passion for learning and understanding our products, services, and key business drivers

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, successfully navigate ambiguity, and work independently with minimal guidance

  • Ability to jump in when needed and bring a level of leadership support to a situation with limited background information or preparation

  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to change

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills

  • Ability to plan for and integrate multiple tasks concurrently

  • Experience in leading and directing multi-disciplinary teams

  • Ability to develop deep cross-functional relationships, both within day-to-day work activities and beyond directly assigned tasks

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate tools, resources, and people through to project completion

  • Knowledge of PBM and/or healthcare industry required

  • PMI certification, APMP Membership a plus

  • Previous experience with RFPIO software a plus

If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

About Evernorth Health Services

Evernorth Health Services, a division of The Cigna Group, creates pharmacy, care and benefit solutions to improve health and increase vitality. We relentlessly innovate to make the prediction, prevention and treatment of illness and disease more accessible to millions of people. Join us in driving growth and improving lives.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: for support. Do not email for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

The Cigna Group has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.