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Proposal Specialist
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Title:Proposal Specialist
ID:1220
Job Location:GISinc offices in Birmingham, AL; Alexandria, VA; or Southfield, MI strongly preferred. Work from home will be considered.
Description

Do you want to work for a growing, vibrant, successful organization where technology is the core of what the company does? We are a location technology company full of passionate individuals who need your exceptional proposal writing and coordination skills! Check us out on the web at gisinc.com. If you like what you see on our website and meet the following description, please submit your resume using the link below.

Role: Proposal Specialist

Role Summary:

The Proposal Specialist is responsible for planning, evaluating, writing, editing and managing deadlines to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality, winning proposals. They will become a part of our Sales Operations business unit, working closely with the marketing, sales, and account management teams and subject matter experts across multiple business lines to develop customized proposals.

A sample of prior work will be required before you are invited to interview.


Essential Functions:

  • Support the sales team to evaluate RFP/RFIs and the corresponding response level of effort
  • Plan RFP responses, manage timelines and work closely with account managers and SMEs to support delivery of the end product
  • Develop, organize, and maintain proposal templates and standard language in a centralized content library
  • Develop and edit copy for high-quality, customized, professional proposals, which reflect customers' specific priorities
  • Edit and proofread documents for brand messaging, market positioning, formatting, and grammar
  • Assist in the publication, duplication, and distribution of material

Competencies and Skills:

  • Demonstrated high-level competence in business writing and proposal development
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet tight deadlines
  • Flexible, assertive, personable, and the ability to work with a diverse customer base
  • Strong service orientation and collaborative work style
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be highly motivated and able to grasp complex technologies, tools or knowledge quickly
  • Advanced computer skills especially Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Photoshop (or other graphics package)
  • Knowledge of Salesforce and Conga Composer is preferred

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, Marketing or related field*
  • 5+ years of professional business writing experience**
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience developing proposal content for professional technical services**

* Additional experience can be substituted for education
** Additional education can be substituted for years of experience

Ideal (in addition to required experience)

  • Technical experience in the geospatial industry (GIS)
  • Business development experience
  • Knowledge of Salesforce and Conga Composer is preferred

Work Environment:

  • Location: GISinc offices in Birmingham, AL; Alexandria, VA; or Southfield, MI strongly preferred. Work from home will be considered.
  • Travel up to 10% of the time

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