Position Overview: Write and edit non-technical and technical narrative sections of proposals in response to solicitations from various local, state and federal government agencies. Under the direction of the Senior Vice President of Group Sales for the specific assignment, review solicitation documents, create the proposal outline, annotate it with sales and marketing leadership, and guide the template development process. Participate during planning sessions to fully understand business requirements and how to best position the proposal response.
Work Experience: Minimum of five years of experience in working with technical writing and responding to solicitations. Technical background experience in the health insurance industry strongly preferred.
Education, Certificates, Licenses: Bachelor degree in Marketing, Journalism, English, Communications or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proposal or writing certification is a plus.
Knowledge: A thorough understanding of proposal documents and solicitations preferably in the health insurance industry. Must be able to write new content which is compelling, compliant and active voice. Demonstrated interviewing skills and experience working with cross functional areas. Must have experience in formatting and editing of large, multi-section proposal documents. Experience in understanding solicitation requirements. Must possess strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, and Visio. Experience with SharePoint or proposal software systems for document and content control. Must possess excellent communication skills, particularly in writing and must be able to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of internal and external customers. Ability to work under pressure and meet all deadlines. Ability to handle complex large proposals. Ability to consistently and effectively pay attention to detail, produce high quality work in a timely manner, and strive to increase production without sacrificing quality. Ability to handle sensitive issues with diplomacy and persuasiveness. Must possess strong planning, organizational, time management skill with demonstrated ability to recognize and comply with meticulous customer requirements. Detail-oriented, customer-focused and able to successfully manage all facets of the proposal writing process. Able to work both as a team member and independently when necessary. Highly organized with demonstrated ability to recognize and comply with meticulous customer requirements.
Environment: Work inside in a general office setting with ergonomically configured equipment. Travel is required approximately _5___% of the time.
Physical Requirements: Stoop and bend. Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time while performing core job functions. Repetitive motions to include typing, sorting and filing. Light lifting and carrying of files and business materials. Ability to read and comprehend both written and spoken English. Communicate clearly and effectively.
Disclaimer: This job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position and is subject to change. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Employment remains AT-WILL at all times.
PacificSource is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.