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Proposal Writer

Company: Grant Thornton LLP
Location: Miami
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: ICS - Proposal Writer Position: Senior Associate As part of the Go to Market organization, writers work on a team of strategic proposal professionals within theStudio. theStudio is embedded in the Pursuit Center of Excellence (PCOE), a sales enablement hub for innovative pursuit management and content. the Studio serves as the proposal management arm of the PCOE where strategy, innovation and creativity are driven into all proposals, RFP responses and presentations associated with pursuits. The proposal writer is responsible for developing winning proposals through strategic messaging, ensuring we're articulating the best story and value to clients in compelling and differentiated ways, developing innovative deliverables to visually tell that story, and strong project management. TheStudio team supports proposal opportunities that arise across the country. Are you a match? + You are endlessly curious - Don't know something? You Google it. Meet someone in a completely foreign profession? You ask questions until you know every aspect of what it's like. Your ultimate research topic? Developing skills to live to your fullest potential. + You are extremely resourceful - You believe answers are just lying in wait and so you look under every proverbial rock. + You adore crafting a great story and you speak human - You see how facts and figures can come together to be compelling and persuasive. You strongly dislike the word "utilize" and love it when you get to write in a more conversational style. + You think two minds are better than one - while you take pride and ownership of your work, you love it when collaborating improves the end result. + You catch the details - You aren't one of those people who sees one question in an email, but misses the other two. You check your list. In fact, you check it twice. + You are "all over it" - You self-start. Even if you can't do something right away, you'll email the person to let them know you'll be on it very soon. You know how to lead the horse to water and you kill it with stellar communication and a well-thought out plan. + Word is your friend - You know all the ins and outs and lovingly work around every glitch. + You are an adrenaline junkie - Pressure? That only makes you focus better. Here's how we work with proposal writers We are a team of strategic proposal writers who work with our internal stakeholders on a high volume of proposal requests. Typically, our national proposal center of excellence-theStudio-handles 2,400+ proposals a year and we leverage our proposal software to focus our teams on compelling messaging and manage the process from start to finish. Our proposal writers develop winning proposals (commercial across all industries/governmental RFPs and non-RFPs for audit, tax and advisory services) start to finish in collaboration with SMEs. We assign each proposal to one proposal writer who works independently, but with support from four full-time designers and four content specialists. These design and content specialists are shared across theStudio, not dedicated to one pursuit. We offer ongoing training opportunities and extensive resources, including a proposal content library, a proposal automation tool, and numerous templates/style guides. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES + Proposal strategy and writing - With limited supervision or guidance, help pursuit teams identify winning strategies by understanding the buyer's needs, challenging the status quo and creating proposals that are customized and tailored to the decision maker. + Proposal management - Own project management by creating timelines/responsibility assignments and driving continuous communication. Identify and remove barriers of progress, escalating issues as needed to theStudio Leader. + Collaboration - Help facilitate a high level of collaboration between multiple stakeholders. When needed, work directly with theStudio's content leader and national industry marketing leaders to help refine content strategy/messaging to best position the firm to win. + Innovation and Creativity - Develop innovative and creative proposal presentations (digital presentations/videos/interactive PPs and PDFs) to increase our likelihood of winning proposals. + Communication - Participate and play an active role in regular meetings to share best practices, information, problem solving, etc., with other team members. The proposal writer is expected to be a generator of best-in-class proposals and best practices that can serve as a model for other members of the team. + Tracking - Comply and use CRM database to track all proposal information required to develop weekly, monthly and quarterly reports. Ensure data is accurate and updated real-time. + Training and sharing best practices. Serve as a training resource and brand ambassador sharing approaches and learnings from pursuits. Actively share best practices. + Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS + Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, English, journalism or related field preferred + 3+ years of proposal experience preferred (professional services ideal) + Ability to manage the entire proposal process start to finish + Advanced skill with Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) About UsAt Grant Thornton, we believe in making business more personal and building trust into every result - for our clients and you. Here, we go beyond your expectations of a career in professional services by offering a career path with more: more opportunity, more flexibility, and more support. It's what makes us different, and we think being different makes us better.About the TeamThe team you're about to join is ready to help you thrive. Here's how: --- Whether it's your work location, weekly schedule or unlimited flex time off, we empower you with the options to work in the way that best serves your clients and your life. --- Here, you are supported to prioritize your overall well-being through work-life integration options that work best for your and those in your household. --- We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different - and we think that's a good thing. That's why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. See how at www.gt.com/careers --- When it comes to inclusion, we are committed to doing more than checking boxes. Explore all the ways we're taking action for diversity, equity & inclusion at www.gt.com/careers Here's what you can expect next: If you apply and are selected to interview, a Grant Thornton team member will reach out to you to schedule a time to connect. We encourage you to also check out other roles that may be a good fit for you or get to know us a little bit better at www.gt.com/careers. Additional Details: Grant Thornton requires personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to visit/enter firm offices, to visit/enter client or prospective client sites or facilities, or to attend in-person firm or client-sponsored events, subject to any medical, religious or other accommodations under the law. Personnel who are not fully vaccinated and who do not have an approved accommodation will be required to work remotely and will not be permitted to work on-site or to attend in-person events and functions until further notice. Grant Thornton collects, uses and maintains vaccination-related data in accordance with its Privacy Policy, Personnel Privacy Notice, and applicable laws and regulations. It is the policy of Grant Thornton to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions (including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, working conditions, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, evaluations, and termination) are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or civil union status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic predisposition or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state and local laws, it is the policy of Grant Thornton LLP to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. To make an accommodation request, please contact ColleagueSupportSpecialists@us.gt.com. For Los Angeles Applicants only: We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Keywords: Grant Thornton LLP, Miami , Proposal Writer, Accounting, Auditing , Miami, Florida

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