Proposal Writer - Remote/Virtual

2 months agoChicago, IL / Remote

At HCSC, we consider our employees the cornerstone of our business and the foundation to our success. We enable employees to craft their career with curated development plans that set their learning path to a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Come join us and be part of a purpose driven company who is invested in your future!

Minimum Salary Range

Job Summary

This role is remote and can be located nationally in most states (we cannot consider applicants living in or plan on working out of CA, NY, Alaska, or Hawaii)

Rate of Pay Starts/minimum $80k, negotiable and DOE

Job Purpose
This role will be responsible for driving activities associated with the Request for Proposal (RFPs) process. By joining our team, you will be challenged to research, organize and synthesize information to ensure the highest quality of service is provided, while remaining consistent with the Company's policies. In addition, you will participate in the activities involved in the resolution of issues associated with the RFP process, owning them from start to finish.

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As part of a proactive and collaborative team, you will exercise strict adherence to detailed customer specifications, while also drafting proposal materials to utilize as a reference tool when completing future proposals or internal requests will be an additional responsibility.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Write, edit, organize and package responses to Requests for Proposal, in compliance with detailed client requirements on stringent deadlines to ensure Blue Cross and Blue Shield's qualification in bid process.
  • Support sales and account management staff with questions regarding our products, processes and administrative policies.
  • Keep abreast of program, technical, product and service enhancements or changes as they occur.
  • Interview Subject Matter Experts to answer specific client questions and record new information in proposals accurately.
  • Provide ongoing writing support to sales and account management staff.
  • Provide suggested updates on proposal language to Proposal Content Administrator, as needed.
  • Work with Manager or Senior Leadership to ensure sales positioning is concurrent with sales strategy for each proposal.
  • Contribute to creating and distributing information on improving processes in proposal cycle to proposal group and pertinent staff.
  • Write accurately about a topic or concept immediately after introduction.
  • General knowledge of all product lines and services is preferred, as well as the ability to understand technical program aspects and restate formally in clear, concise writing.
  • Interact with a variety of people in all areas of the organization, from technical staff to executive staff.
  • Coordinate all kick-off proposal meetings to ensure all key players participate and understand their roles and responsibilities during the proposal process.
  • Have the ability to work independently as well as work in a team atmosphere.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Work with little supervision as well as know when to request supervision or assistance when necessary to meet deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively on unfamiliar topics to elicit technical and program information necessary to answer client questions

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Communications, English, Journalism or related field OR 4 years of proposal writing experience in lieu of a degree
  • 3 years of proposal management experience specifically in the national/major or public sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading complex RFPs for large, national employer groups.
  • Must be proficient in quickly reviewing and analyzing proposal solicitations and related documents to pull out all pertinent information
  • Demonstrated experience supporting highly customized proposal responses tailored to the client.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) with ability to interface and work effectively as part of a team and cross-functionally
  • Demonstrated ability to autonomously lead the proposal process from beginning to end, while working multiple RFPs/projects simultaneously
  • PC skills and experience in Microsoft products.
  • Verbal and written communication skills to complete Response for Proposals, coordinate activities with many departments, and incorporate layman terms in the proposal.
  • Demonstrated project management, organizing, planning and scheduling.
  • Demonstrated creative and business writing skills.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Experience and skills with proposal automation software such as Qorus.
  • Proposal writing experience in the commercial, healthcare industry.

We encourage people of all backgrounds and
experiences to apply. Even if you don't think you are a perfect fit, apply
anyway - you might have qualifications we haven't even thought of yet.



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HCSC Employment Statement:

HCSC is committed to diversity in the workplace and to providing equal opportunity and affirmative action to employees and applicants. We are an Equal Opportunity Employment / Affirmative Action employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. Drug screening and background investigation are required, as allowed by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Client-provided location(s): Chicago, IL, USA
Job ID: hcsc-R000382

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • On-Site Gym
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • HSA
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits

    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Leave of Absence
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Pension
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development

    • Access to Online Courses
    • Mentor Program
    • Promote From Within
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program