Conduent Proposal Manager – Remote - HR Services in Saint Louis, Missouri
Through our dedicated associates, Conduent delivers mission-critical services and solutions on behalf of Fortune 100 companies and over 500 governments – creating exceptional outcomes for our clients and the millions of people who count on them.
You have an opportunity to personally thrive, make a difference and be part of a culture where individuality is noticed and valued every day.
Duties & Responsibilities (including but not limited to the following):
Works on all aspects of proposal development (RFP/RFI) for strategic or high-value sales opportunities
Ability to publish a winning proposal with a compelling story for a given opportunity. Scope of responsibility includes all required responses to RFP.
Maintains understanding of bid strategies as they evolve; develops methods for integrating and capturing final bid strategy in the proposal
Applies proposal process, methodology and best practices
Maintains compliance with requirements, internal controls, external regulations (e.g., procurement process), and sales methodology
Coordinates with multiple departments, including but not limited to Marketing, Contracts, Legal, Pricing, etc. to ensure the response is consistent
Creates, manages and maintains proposal development schedule, proposal design, and executes quality control functions
Responsible for all daily proposal management activities, including development of work plans, schedules and milestones
Facilitates development of all written components of the proposal
Implements processes to manage output from proposal resources specifically to RFP criteria
Ensures proposal structure complies with RFP requirements
Provides first draft of proposal that includes answers to questions (target 75% accuracy), bios, and relevant attachments.
Edits language provided by other members of pursuit team as needed.
Contributes to the improvement of proposal processes and resources
The essential attributes for this role are:
Ability to take ownership of the entire proposal and ensure a compelling and consistent message
A team player with a ‘can do’ attitude, enthusiastic, and motivated
Thorough and detail oriented, organized, with excellent time management skills
Strong project management skills
Strong proposal design skills to communicate information with impact
Ability to juggle simultaneous bids at various stages and with various complexities
Ability to manage proposal materials from all members of pursuit team including sales, consultants, subject matter experts, solution architects, modelers, etc.
Ability to understand customer RFP requirements and ensure they are addressed in proposal
Command presence to ensure proposal teams remain calm and focused during stressful time constraints
5+ years of in proposal role with a strong track record of wins
Human Resources Outsourcing or Benefits Administration experience preferred
Bachelor’s degree preferred in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Business or a related field
Expert in Microsoft Word
Competent in Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat Pro
Fluent in oral and written English
Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate and build relationships in a matrixed organization that achieves shared objectives
APMP certification and/or involvement preferred
Must be extremely responsive and be able to meet critical deadlines
Must be able to work remotely with minimal supervision
Must be willing to work occasional overtime (evenings/weekends) to meet deadlines
Conduent is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender identity, gender expression, sex/gender, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, use of a guide dog or service animal, military/veteran status, citizenship status, basis of genetic information, or any other group protected by law.
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