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Senior Proposal Analyst / Proposal Writer

Iowa City, IA

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At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

The Senior Proposal Analyst takes responsibility for the entire proposal process from RFP receipt to high-quality proposal creation and delivery in a high-volume environment. The Senior Proposal Analyst works closely with Business Development, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and other key staff to develop and deliver high-quality, compelling proposals. The Senior Proposal Analyst is also responsible for facilitating bid strategy sessions and assisting the Director, Global Proposals with research and process improvement projects. This position also will provide guidance to the Proposal Analysts, Associate Proposal Analysts, and Proposal Coordinator.

Primary Responsibilities:
Proposal Response Development…..40%
  • Guarantee successful delivery of superior quality proposals.
  • Write new text or customize existing text for proposal responses.
  • Review RFP in detail and identify mandatory business requirements.
  • Create or obtain proposal appendices.
  • Accurately incorporate all edits from reviewers.
  • Ensure 100% accurate and clear cost proposal/forms.
  • Ensure compliance with RFP requirements.
  • Coordinate and produce final proposal documents with the support of the Proposal Coordinator.
  • Track shipments.
  • Conduct research for process improvement projects.
  • Update and maintain boilerplate.
  • Provide guidance for proposal analysts and coordinator, as needed.

Bid Strategy and RFP Review Meeting Facilitation…..35%
  • Schedule, facilitate, and actively participate in bid strategy meetings to prepare proposal response.
  • Recommend solutions for proposal response based on prior proposal experience.
  • Ensure all aspects of RFP are addressed with pertinent Subject Matter Experts.
  • Review RFPs in detail and identify mandatory requirements.
  • Prepare fact sheets/proposal outlines.

Prepare for RFP receipt (pre-work)…..10%

Proofread and edit various proposals as needed by the department…..10%

Other duties as assigned…..5%

  • BA or BS, preferably in English, Journalism, or Business or similar degree.
  • Master’s degree in English, Journalism, or Business preferred.
  • 5-10 years of experience in proposal writing or similar discipline.
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Word and moderate proficiency with Excel, Project, Visio, and PowerPoint.

Other Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:
  • Good verbal skills, excellent written communication skills.
  • Above average writing and editing skills required.
  • Ability to conceptualize and think creatively.
  • Ability to work comfortably with executive team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to work under tight deadlines.
  • Team leading skills.
  • Effective relationship building and maintaining skills with team and senior management.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Time management, planning, multi-task and project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Posted 08/08/18

Job ID: 65261