Senior Proposal Writer

SUMMARY

Precise ParkLink is looking for a focused, motivated, self-starting Senior Proposal Writer to join our growing Proposal Development team.  Reporting to the Proposal Development Director,  the Senior Proposal Writer will be a member of a highly visible team responsible for leading the development of proposals and assisting other business units with documents and initiatives that address significant and strategic opportunities for the organization. Utilizing his/her superior writing/editing, project management and interview/consulting skills, the Senior Proposal Writer works closely with the Proposal Development team and other business units / senior executives to develop winning proposals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyze/interpret RFP requirements, participate in the development of a clear and focused strategy, and clarify issues as needed;
  • Act as RFP team lead on the completion of the RFP response, ensure RFP process is followed and timelines are defined and communicated. Participate in the RFP kick off meeting and follow up with contributors, as required;
  • Support the development of the technical strategy at “capture meetings’ (with Proposal Development team and SMEs as appropriate);
  • Write compliant and compelling proposals that “in the client’s words” will address the customers goals and objectives, missions and operating plans, using content from the “proposal response library” and as provided to them by other members of the Proposal Development team;
  • Work with functional staff (e.g. product SMEs) to ensure development of the proposal in accordance with the internal strategy and bid requirements;
  • Coordinate and review / edit proposal input from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from R&D, Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Construction Services, converting contributors’ (e.g. technical SME information) content into a cohesive document with a clear, single voice;
  • Transform business and technical product information into concise, easy to understand and well-written material that helps position and win business; 
  • Participate in response and post submission strategy efforts including writing, formatting, providing proposal presentation ideas;
  • Distribute new or revised content as appropriate to assist in maintaining proposal content database;
  • Serve as a writing editor, mentor and coach to others in the Business Development Department and work with Practice Groups to develop materials for their groups
  • Manage multiple concurrent proposal assignments accurately, thoroughly and under tight deadlines

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-secondary degree in Business, English, Journalism, Communication or a related field of study - Equivalent work experience may be considered a substitution 
  • 3-5 years of experience writing, editing, and coordinating responses to RFPs/RFIs; previous experience in the parking industry considered an asset;
  • Superior writing skills: ability to communicate clearly (verbal and written), persuasively and effectively in the current business environment (no marketing-speak/jargon)
  • Ability to manage and prioritize efforts for multiple concurrent proposals of varying degrees of complexity;
  • Able to communicate clearly and professionally across a broad corporate landscape 
  • Exceptional research, editing and proofreading skills are essential
  • Flexibility is an asset, as position, workload and expectations shift
  • Must be organized and able to demonstrate a high-level of self-motivation, work independently, apply problem solving capabilities and to collaborate successfully in a team environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Pro

Please forward your resume to hr@preciseparklink.com. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls and No Agencies please. Please note that all resumes will be kept on file for future consideration.