Conduent Remote Proposal Writer II (Government and/or Technical) in Phoenix, Arizona
Through our dedicated associates, Conduent delivers mission-critical services and solutions on behalf of Fortune 100 companies and over 500 governments - creating exceptional outcomes for our clients and the millions of people who count on them.
You have an opportunity to personally thrive, make a difference and be part of a culture where individuality is noticed and valued every day.
Our Proposal Development Center's mission is to create best-in-class, compelling proposals that convert to wins. In our public sector group, we respond to bids for government healthcare, state and local agencies, and transportation. At Conduent, we:
Strategically create client-centric, concise and compelling proposals
Continually improve the quality and accuracy of our content
Apply consistent writing style standards for unified voice across content and business areas
We are seeking a candidate who has experience writing detailed material, including the ability to integrate baseline content appropriately; carefully analyze RFP requirements against our proposed solution and tailor responses accordingly; revise and refine content; and evaluate competitive intel and proposal feedback post-proposal for continual improvement.
This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to be an important part of a winning writing group that collaborates well with each other and our internal teams and is known for excellence. If you are passionate about writing; have consistently created compelling, client-centric content; and want to be a part of a winning sales organization, this is the perfect place for you.
Must be methodical and solutions-oriented in approaching problems. Requires extensive cooperative writing and interviewing skills. Since proposal writing is a time-sensitive creative endeavor, the successful candidate must exhibit talents necessary to work with and manage others in writing on large-scale, schedule-driven creative processes (e.g., proposals, journalistic writing, etc.). Strong editing and proofreading skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to handle pressured situations. Must be very dependable and possess exceptional customer service skills.
Prepares, researches, and writes compliant, persuasive proposal text in the areas of qualifications, experience, staffing, system architecture, testingand resumes; collaborates on executive summaries or other sections
Conceptually understands the lifecycle of a solution or system to cohesively write responses in accordance to the requirements with a focus on technical responses for system architecture, user-acceptance testing, project lifecycle, data conversion, operational readiness, security, auditing, and implementation.
Writes multiple proposals at once working with the Proposal Development Center and the business
Uses journalistic techniques to interview technical subject matter experts, research and gather pertinent information to integrate in proposal
Integrates strategic elements - win themes, key messaging - and solutions into proposal narrative producing cohesive, client-centric, compliant content
Assumes proposal management responsibilities on Requests for Information or Requests for Qualifications
Collaborates closely with the content development team to regularly share material that can be repurposed for future repeatable use
Achieves a 100% on-time proposal response rate; stickler for meeting internal deadlines, champion of deadline adherence from SMEs and other proposal inputs
Actively engages in all relevant meetings (kickoff, solution, status)
Reviews proposal sections as assigned and assists Production in proofreading/editing
Develops operational, administrative, and technical knowledge resulting in top-notch proposal writing
Takes on increasingly challenging technological and operational sections
Participates in and applies proposal training as an active learner
Adheres to Conduent's style guide and brand standards
Creates a positive work environment, demonstrates a professional attitude, and meets established goals and responsibilities while working in cooperation with colleagues
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Education, Skills, and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree or higher in English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or related discipline
Well-documented verbal and written communication skills
Technical understanding of system and solution concepts and technical terms such as Agile, system infrastructure, architecture and solution lifecycle.
Intermediate skills and experience of MS Project preferred
Background in healthcare, government or PBM is required
Background in Medicaid is preferred
Mid-level expertise in MS Word. Proficient in MS Office Suite
Willingness to work extended hours
Experience in SharePoint and proposal software preferred
Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) involvement and/or certifications desired
Conduent is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender identity, gender expression, sex/gender, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, use of a guide dog or service animal, military/veteran status, citizenship status, basis of genetic information, or any other group protected by law.
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