CAREERS AT CBIZ

National Proposal Writer in Chicago, IL at CBIZ

Date Posted: 4/7/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

With over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates throughout the U.S. CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level financial and employee business services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level.  

CBIZ has been honored to be the recipient of several national recognitions:  

  • 2020 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services by Great Place to Work®
  • 2020 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence
  • Top 101 2020 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation
  • 2020 Healthiest 100 Workplace in America
  • 2021 Top Workplaces USA

We are looking for an articulate Proposal Writer to join our content team. This professional is responsible for the development of proposals across multiple practices and geographic units within the CBIZ Accounting, Tax, and Advisory division.  Successful candidates thrive under pressure to meet demanding deadlines in a collaborative environment, exhibit strong organizational skills and attention-to-detail, demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have a desire to win.   

Essential Functions and Primary Duties:


• Leads kick off call when new proposal opportunities come in to collect information

• Creates timeline for proposal development and communicates it with the team

• Works with engagement team members and subject matter experts to gather prospect insights and information necessary to prepare the proposal

• Serves as a project manager to ensure deadlines are met and process runs smoothly

• Produces draft of proposal using proposal automation software, and customizes the draft with persuasive and professional language specific to the prospect needs, pain points, and our valuation proposition

• Collects and aggregates edits to provide a clean revision that incorporates proposal best practices

• Maintains voice and tone consistent with organizational standards

• Adheres to organizational graphic and branding standards, utilizing existing templates

• Promotes best of breed content and new assets to be incorporated into the proposal document library

Preferred Requirements:


• A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or related field

• Four plus years of experience with proposal writing, preferably for an accounting or law firm 

• Proven project management skills, including demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills

• Strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word. Experience with Qvidian is a plus

• Discerning attention to detail including spelling, punctuation, grammar, and proofreading

• Excellent organizational skills, as well as attention to detail

• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to successfully manage multiple concurrent projects and meet strict deadlines

Minimum Requirements:


• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

• 5 years experience in relevant field

• Proficient use of applicable technology

• Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of an organization,
both internally and externally

• Effective customer service skills

• Ability to work in team environment as well as independently

• Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities

*This position can reside in alternate locations.*

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