Senior Proposal Writer

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 their superior writing, editing, project management, interview, and consulting skills, the Senior Proposal Writer works closely with the Proposal Development team, other business units and senior executives to develop winning proposals.

This fast-paced, deadline-driven, highly responsive role requires an experienced individual that can keep pace and keep organized while continuing to learn and work with various stakeholders, sponsors, and business partners.

Job Type: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze, review, and interpret RFP/RFQ/RFI requirements, participate in the development of a clear and focused strategy, and clarify issues as needed;

  • Act as an RFP team lead on the completion of the RFP response, ensure the RFP process is followed, and that timelines are defined and communicated. Organize and participate in the RFP kick-off meeting and follow up with contributors;

  • Support the development of the technical strategy at kick-off and capture meetings (with Proposal Development team and SMEs as appropriate);

  • Write compliant and compelling proposals that “in the client’s words” will address the customer’s goals and objectives, missions, and operating plans, using content from the proposal content 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, review, and edit proposal input from a variety of stakeholders and sources, (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 library;

  • 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;

  • New record creation and maintenance in accordance with SOPs for all new assignments;

  • Attend mandatory and optional site visits and meetings (as assigned).

Qualifications (Education/Skills/Experience):

  • Post-secondary degree in Business, English, Journalism, Communication or a related field of study - Equivalent work experience may be considered;

  • 3-5 years of experience writing, editing, and coordinating responses to RF(x)s required;

  • Previous experience in the parking industry will be considered an asset;

  • Superior English writing skills: ability to communicate clearly (verbal and written), persuasively, and effectively in the current business environment (no marketing-speak/jargon);

  • Able to communicate clearly and professionally across a broad corporate landscape;

  • Exceptional research, editing, and proofreading skills are essential;

  • Self-motivated with a strong attention to detail;

  • Ability to manage and prioritize efforts for multiple concurrent assignments of varying degrees of complexity

  • Must be organized and able to demonstrate a high-level of self-motivation, focus, ability to work independently, apply problem solving capabilities; and to collaborate successfully in a team environment;

  • Ability to work within strict deadlines;

  • Self-motivating with attention to detail and a genuine desire to learn;

  • Flexibility is required, as position, workload; working hours, and expectations shift based on workload and deadlines;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; and Adobe Acrobat Pro;

  • Proficiency with CRM highly desirable;

  • Valid driver’s license.

Experience:

  • Writing: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Proposal Writing: 1 year (Preferred)


Precise ParkLink is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Please advise the Resource Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout the process.