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Senior Proposal Writer / Proposal Content Manager

FEI Systems

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  • Date posted
    May 2, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

At FEI Systems, we create innovative technology solutions to improve the delivery of health and human services because we know when cumbersome administrative processes stand in the way, those who need it most are often left without access to proper care and support. From comprehensive case management software to disaster recovery services and content management information systems used in delivering foreign aid, our solutions are improving the lives of millions of people. We’re looking for a Senior Proposal Writer / Proposal Content Manager who shares our commitment to leveraging technology to make a real impact in the world – a professional who knows, beyond all else, that the quality of our products and services is only as good as the company we keep. Our proposal development and marketing communications teams collaborate daily on producing content that educates and inspires potential clients and partners with shared vision and goals for providing barrier-free health and human services to vulnerable populations. The Senior Proposal Writer / Content Manager is a seasoned, professional proposal writer who coordinates the development of RFP content to effectively represent FEI products and services, improve response quality and promote process efficiency. Reporting to the Senior Director of Brand Strategy, the Lead Proposal Writer / Proposal Content Manager is responsible for the development and maintenance of accurate and quality proposal content, working with internal subject matter experts (SMEs) and other key stakeholders to gather strategic information and translate that information into compelling, competitive proposal responses. Responsibilities: – Contribute to the development, compilation and editing of compliant, client-focused, and technically accurate proposals (partner with proposal managers, director of brand strategy, business development team members and other key stakeholders to ensure 100% compliance with proposal requirements). – Serve as lead writer/author on assigned proposals and/or related projects. – Support RFA/RFI/RFP response projects, while contributing to content that enhances response quality. – Apply a journalistic/investigative approach in interviewing technical subject matter experts and gathering appropriate source material to identify unique story angles and generate relevant, meaningful content around identified win themes and differentiators. – Efficiently revise and refine content, based on interviews with and feedback from subject matter experts, and seek to improve content post-proposal ahead of the next opportunity. – Develop, curate, edit and polish complex proposal content that is well-written, accurate, consistent, responsive and reflective of FEI mission, vision, values and brand attributes. – Collaborate with sales support, capture, product, account and business development team members and other SMEs to create and refine win themes in advance of RFP/solicitations. – Create original text and make recommendations for the use of illustrations, explanatory tables and/or graphics. – Edit and monitor proposal language to ensure incorporation of customer-centric, value/benefit-based themes to clearly communicate how our solutions will help our customers and the clients they serve. – Coordinate timely production and review of supporting documents and content for inclusion in proposals – editing and formatting of documents, such as resumes and past performance, ensuring quality and consistency. – Manage and prioritize writing assignments for several proposals and content development efforts simultaneously in a high-volume, quick-turnaround environment. – Support proposal development and brand strategy colleagues by contributing to the development of proposal production schedules, providing thoughtful input in managing section planning, creating and curating initial draft content, completing review cycle recovery and committing to attentive adherence to established deadlines during each proposal phase. – In support of proposal development managers, contribute to and execute proofreading, editorial and content quality control efforts. – Attend and participate in all scheduled proposal meetings (kickoff, solution, status). – When necessary, manage RFIs, task orders, data calls and proposals of moderate complexity. – Collaborate with proposal team members in the development, maintenance and continuous improvement of a content library, so material can be efficiently and consistently located, shared and repurposed. – Support and manage processes to streamline proactive creation and subsequent upkeep of proprietary proposal and other related content. – Work with SMEs to develop, edit and maintain solution descriptions and other frequently used content. – Utilize proposal database and previous bids to curate relevant and compliant content. Required Qualifications: – Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, professional writing, technical writing or related field. – 5+ years of proposal writing experience. – Solid technical and persuasive writing and editing skills, with a strong ability to summarize content concisely in a tailored, compelling manner. – Ability to comprehend and interpret complex or technical information quickly and accurately. – Ability to write across multiple subject matters. – Strong skills for engaging and creating relationships with subject matter experts. – Independent self-starter, able to work productively with limited supervision; extremely detail-oriented with ability to manage competing priorities and meet strict deadlines. – Passionate about contributing to continuous improvement of process and quality of deliverables. – Track record of successful workflow and time management – demonstrated ability to produce large volumes of high-quality, accurate work while adhering to strict deadlines. – Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications – advanced MS Word skills (adept in setting up and modifying Word styles and templates). Preferred Qualifications: – Master’s Degree. – Journalism or publication experience with focus on health and human services, technology and/or academic research. – 3+ years of government contract proposal writing experience in the health IT/SaaS industry.