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Accenture Federal Services

Federal - Proposal Writer

3+ months agoArlington, VA

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Arlington, VA

We are:
Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, VA, San Antonio, TX, and St. Louis, MO. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It's what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world's leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast-the first time. So you can deliver what matters most.



Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

You are:
A Proposal Writer who will lead and is responsible for authoring compliant, compelling, and responsive proposal response volumes/sections. You add value to the overall team operations through implementing innovative process improvements and generating assets to improve the team's service delivery capabilities.

The work:
  • Leads the development of a compelling storyline that clearly and concisely articulates Accenture's strengths, differentiation, and value proposition in the context of customer insight through close collaboration with the account team, subject matter experts (SMEs), solution architects (SAs), and other authors
  • May specialize in a proposal volume or capability such as management, technical topic areas, past performance, and editorial
  • Provides volume status updates to Sales leadership
  • Facilitates meetings with SMEs/SAs to capture solution information for development of compliant proposal sections and take ownership of a specific content area
  • Manages content development to meet color review expectations and executes quality control functions for compliance with RFx and proposal design standards
  • Conducts interviews with SMEs/SAs to translate solution ideas into colloquial terms in the written response
  • Participates in pursuit strategy and solution design meetings to understand solution direction, strengths, and key solution components
  • Contribute to graphics ideation
  • Provides guidance, training, and subject matter expertise in proposal writing best practices and PRC standards
  • Contributes content to the Content Repository
  • Leads and supports operational initiatives for continuous improvement within the Writing team and across Proposal Response Center
  • Proactively identifies areas of improvement, plans/implements improvements, and follows through to execute activities across the team/stakeholders to achieve continuous improvement objectives

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Qualifications

Here's what you need:
  • 3 years of proposal or technical writing experience in the federal government proposal development and management environment
  • Solid knowledge of developing proposals in response to Federal Request for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Strong working knowledge in SharePoint and/or Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • This position can work remotely but you must live within 90 miles of Arlington, VA and physically be in the office on an as-needed basis

Bonus points if you have:
  • Must be able to understand technical concepts and convey in verbal and written form
  • Must be able to effectively and simultaneously manage multiple, high volume efforts, while delivering value added and cost-effective proposals/solutions to the requestor
  • Superior oral and written communication skills; excellent grammar, writing, and proofreading skills with attention to detail
  • Solid organization skills, detail orientation, and ability to prioritize; Ability to deliver client-ready materials under strict deadline
  • APMP Certification
  • Strong record of supporting winning proposals
  • Technical background

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Job ID: accenture_federal-R00036244
Employment Type: Other