Proposal Writer

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Date Posted: 11-30-2016
Job Description
 
Position Title: Proposal Writer
Department: Global Sales & Marketing
Reports To:  Senior Proposal Manager
 
Named to the Future 50 list two years in a row and awarded GovStar Star Workplace, AINS is seeking talented candidates to join its fast-growing team.  Be part of an exciting opportunity to develop, market and deploy the next generation of mission-critical software and apps.

Responsibilities
  • Leads proposal response efforts from beginning to end
  • Assist with meeting proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval; entering and monitoring tracking data; coordinating requirements with contributors; contributing proposal status information to review meetings; transmitting proposals.
  • Develops and maintains proposal schedules; multiple proposals may be worked on in parallel. Leads the proposal kickoff meeting; ensures that the proposal outline and schedule are distributed and tasks are assigned to appropriate employees with specified timeframes. Leads Pink, Red, Gold, and White Glove meetings as required.
  • Assists with or leads capture of concepts and technical solutions in accurate and compelling prose and graphics
  • Coordinates editing, composition, production, and delivery in accordance with applicable specifications, standards, and other requirements
Desired Skills and Experience
Requirements
  • 4+ years’ experience in proposal writing
  • Demonstrated success writing persuasive, winning proposals in highly competitive environment.
  • Experience leading all stages of proposal process including Kickoff, Pink, Red, Gold, and White Glove meetings.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently; strong self-motivation. Takes ownership of proposal process and quality of proposal product.
  • Must exercise judgment on a regular basis with minimal oversight, while following established procedures.
  • Demonstrated success managing and working with Subject Matter Experts in collecting then portraying technical information accurately and persuasively
  • Strong critical thinking ability
  • Understands complex concepts and able to articulate client needs to the proposal team
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills with an ability to grasp and communicate technical concepts
  • Excellent skill in Microsoft Word and other MS products.
  • Able to multitask, coordinate multiple proposals, and meet short timelines/deadlines
  • Formal proposal training preferred
Education
Undergraduate or Graduate degree in field related to Information Technology and/or Writing

 
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