Proposal Writer in Philadelphia, PA at CBIZ

Date Posted: 6/8/2021

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 for our Risk & Advisory Services practice.  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 Function 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

• Compiles other presentation materials to support the sales process as needed

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, law, or other professional advisory 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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