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Proposal Writer

  • St. Louis, United States of America
  • Sales & Support
  • Full time
  • J00129327

This role is part of the Equifax Workforce Solutions Proposal Development Team – reporting to the Strategic Growth Initiatives and Business Center of Excellence. In this role, you will work closely with Equifax Proposal Development Directors to develop compelling RFX responses and proposals with the objective of closing sales opportunities in green fields and the installed client base. In this role, you will engage with cross-functional teams including Sales, Account Management, Pre Sales, Professional Services, Solutions Consulting, Product Development, Operations, Legal/Contracts, Security, and various subject matter experts to gain the necessary content for inclusion in RFX and proposals. Demonstrated technical writing skills, effective time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines, commitment to teamwork, exceptional verbal communication skills and detailed follow-through are keys to success in this role.

What you'll do:

  • Responsible for writing, editing, and proofreading of RFX response and proposal content to support the delivery of complete and compliant technical, management, and cost proposals
  • Coordinate with cross-functional, geographically-diverse teams and individual subject matter experts to ensure that client solution requirement components are addressed and written accurately
  • Participate with capture teams to define proposal strategy, win themes, and discriminators
  • Consistently evaluate and submit content to the Proposal Database Manager to improve the Equifax Workforce Solutions RFX/proposal database
  • Coordinate with Proposal Development Manager in defining and evaluating compliance as it relates to proposal outline and proposal documentation
  • Coordinate with response team to ensure proposals and bids are compliant with client specifications
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending company-sponsored training, educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies
  • Deliver exemplary standard of writing quality control throughout the proposal process under tight deadlines
  • Maintain adherence to company policies and procedures with regard to proposal preparation
  • Draft, edit, and proofread cover letters, executive summaries, and value proposition statements according client need statements
  • Write relevant and well written answers/content in order to present one voice throughout the document
  • Conceptualize and create tables, figures, graphics, and other presentation techniques to optimize impact of information provided

What experience you need:

  • Seven+ years of experience in technical proposal writing
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience.

What could set you apart:

  • Strong background in Communications, Journalism, and Marketing.
  • Strong business acumen and demonstrated strong understanding of aligning product/managed service offerings to customer mission and business requirements.
  • Strong technical background
  • Ability to operate independently with limited guidance and oversight.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral; including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite,  Google Suite and Salesforce).
  • Proficiency in using Adobe and/or graphic software to produce response documents with the upmost of aesthetic clarity; Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite, Loopio (database software), Client Point, Value Visualization Engine (VVE), Adobe (and/or graphic software) in addition to other industry/enterprise applications to produce response documents with the upmost of aesthetic clarity
  • Exceptional facilitation and organization skills
  • Function in a deadline-driven work environment, in which priorities change quickly and work products must be generated rapidly
  • Work both in an independent and team environment, with the ability to switch between the two modes quickly
  • Makes decisions based on insights gained through experience regarding accepted ways of accomplishing work that are not formally documented
  • Demonstrated commitment to compliance and process improvement
  • Ability to edit content in order to create a singular cohesive voice on a multi member team to ensure quality, timely winning proposals
  • Extensive experience managing proposals from capture/kickoff to contract award
  • Working knowledge of at least one of the following business areas: IT related Software Solutions, HR Payroll Solutions, Business Analytics, General Technology Sales 
  • Experience with RFX management and proposal software applications
  • Experience with web-based, online procurement RFX interfaces
  • Experience in utilizing and maintaining proposal management knowledge databases.
  • Combination of business and technical experience
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Proposal development certification (APMP) or project management certification (PMI) preferred; Certification is required within 18 months of being in the role
  • MBA
  • Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) certification
  • Training in Shipley process
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification
  • In-depth knowledge of Loopio (RFP management software) 
  • In-depth knowledge of SalesForce 
  • In-depth knowledge of the federal business development lifecycle
  • In-depth knowledge of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)

We offer comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, 401k matching, paid time off, and organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks.

If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don’t delay, apply today - we’re looking for you!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Who is Equifax?

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best.

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, service in the Armed Forces, protected veteran status, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status or any other status protected by law.

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