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Proposal Manager/Writer

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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.

SKILLS EMPHASIS: Heavy project management and writing skills. Candidates should be comfortable juggling multiple projects, under deadline. Ideal candidates will have previous proposal writing/managing and health care experience.

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 the company. Proposal Managers provide customer-centric answers to frequently asked questions, and review answers provided to ensure quality.

Essential Functions:
• Work with multiple Executive Account Managers, National and Regional Underwriters, Regional Account Managers, and Sales Directors, and other proposal professionals on rate requests and Requests for Proposal from regional and National Purchasers
• Identify business issues related to requests for information and proposals from employers and 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)
• Contributes to and at times facilitates cross-functional, cross-regional teams to identify key strategic and tactical issues, create solutions, and implement actions regarding National RFPs/RFIs
• RFP production work, supervise production coordinators, or contractor if needed and oversee the production of proposals and surveys
• Contribute as a team member on large complex RFPs and project lead medium to high complex RFPs
• Engage and manage a wide range of long and short term projects of medium to high complexity important to the sales and marketing business goals of the enterprise
• Responsible for contributing to the strategic direction of projects and executing project plans
• Projects will be broad in scope and commensurate with experience, but it is expected the Consultant will develop and exercise additional skills in the course of completing projects
• Designs research plans for data gathering, analysis and evaluation
• Takes lead in analyzing data and developing recommendations and actions plans
• Responsibilities impact the achievement of department objectives and cross functional projects

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