• Proposal Writer

    Job Location(s) US-IL-Schaumburg
    Posted Date 7 days ago(12/6/2018 5:45 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1441
    Subsidiary
    Ceannate Corp
    Category
    Sales
  • Overview

    Under the Supervision of the Proposal Operations Manager, the Proposal Writer will be responsible for driving tactical and some strategic activities associated with RFx and related processes. You will be challenged to research, organize, synthesize, and craft information to ensure the highest quality of service is provided. In addition, you will participate in the activities involved in the resolution of issues associated with RFx processes, owning them from start to finish.

    Responsibilities

     

    • Owns the proposal assigned by the Proposal Operations Manager including: planning; researching; developing; writing; and editing complex content for proposals in response to customer RFx solicitations
    • Prepares response strategy in coordination with key stakeholders, determining concept and win themes before gathering and cataloging information
    • Identifies content gaps and then works with Subject Matter Experts (SME) through interviews, independent writing and co-writing assignments to craft compelling, responsive content
    • Researches, writes, and/or gathers information including corporate information, technical product information, cover letters, executive summaries and related content to develop proposal
    • Develops content for readability, consistency and appropriate tone describing company capabilities, management approach, and/or past performance
    • Develops and incorporates graphics, charts, tables, and multimedia content, working with design specialists as needed
    • Tracks proposal completion status, communicating and coordinating requirements with SMEs and other contributors
    • Obtains approvals by reviewing proposal with key stakeholders and project managers
    • Follows internal proposal development guidelines and established style guidelines, deviating only to the extent needed to remain responsive in the context of the specific RFx
    • Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates
    • Ensures production and timely, verified delivery of proposal response, monitoring award status thereafter
    • Monitors procurement notification systems and sites for suitable amendments and related notices, communicating with internal and external parties as needed
    • Develops and regularly maintains content database to ensure content is accessible and accurate
    • In addition to RFx responses, develops and maintains templates and content for letter proposals, quotes, and related proposal outputs

    Qualifications

     

     

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field or at least 5 years of work experience in writing proposals in response to RFPs
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including proficiency in Word and Excel
    • Exceptional business writing and editing skills
    • Outstanding interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills
    • Time management and organizational skills
    • Previous experience with RFP software (e.g. Loopio) is a plus

     

    Background Requirements

    • Drug Test
    • Criminal Background
    • No Defaulted Student Loans
    • Employment and Education Verification
    • Professional References Required

     

     

    CEANNATE Corp and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers

    Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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