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Proposal Manager

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The Proposal Manager manages the end to end process for responding to and submitting proposals, Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Information (RFI) and ad-hoc information requests for customer renewals and new sales. This position works in a dynamic and fast-paced environment that is highly deadline driven. Proposal Manager should be adept at both project management and copy writing. Each PM will manage multiple, simultaneous projects and need to balance a number of tasks and priorities. Good time/work management skills are essential.

Proposal managers may work on their own projects or as part of a proposal team on larger proposals. As part of the process, Proposal Managers at various levels develop and communicate the information and the market positioning of brand. Proposal Managers provide customer-centric answers to frequently asked questions, and review answers to ensure quality.

Essential Functions:
• Work with multiple Executive Account Managers, National & Regional Underwriters, Regional Account Managers, & Sales Directors, & other proposal professionals on rate requests & Requests for Proposal from regional and National Purchasers
• Identify business issues related to requests for information & proposals from employers & their consultants
• Develop Project plans for competing RFP’s, identify deliverables and set timelines.
• Research and pull content from various sources and craft final, tailored, customer-centric responses
• Request information from internal partners, possibly interviewing Subject Matter Experts and documenting their response(s)
• Provide product plans with a national perspective on employers, including national answers & comparisons of local answers
• Contributes to & at times facilitates cross-functional, cross-regional teams to identify key strategic & tactical issues, create solutions, & implement actions regarding National RFPs/RFIs
• RFP production work, supervise production coordinators, or contractor if needed& oversee the production of proposals & surveys
• Contribute as a team member on large complex RFPs & project lead medium to high complex RFPs
• Engage & manage a wide range of long & short term projects of medium to high complexity important to the sales & marketing business goals of the enterprise
• Responsible for contributing to the strategic direction of projects & executing project plans
• Projects will be broad in scope & commensurate with experience, but it is expected the Consultant will develop & exercise additional skills in the course of completing projects
• Designs research plans for data gathering, analysis & evaluation
• Takes lead in analyzing data & developing recommendations & actions plans
• Responsibilities impact the achievement of department objectives & cross functional projects
• Assume other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:
• 3+ years of related experience AND/ OR one 1+ years of direct proposal management experience
• Marketing or proposal writing experience
• Relevant healthcare proposal writing and project management experience highly desirable
• Experience on PMAPS/Webpro,GeoAccess or other RFP software/database
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience
• Proven contributor on project management teams; RFP projects
• Ability to identify problems and enact real time solutions
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines consistently
• Strong analytical and research skills

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