About the Role
Innovate! Inc. is seeking a Proposal Writer - Business Development Consultant
This unique position is more than just technical writing. The Proposal Writer will support a small Business Development team in proposal deliverables and leading smaller proposal management efforts including setting schedules, assigning work packages, and coordinating content submission from contributors, as well as final editing and formatting. The right candidate will also help position the company for future opportunities and partnerships by preparing marketing materials and summaries for website and social media postings.
The position allows the successful candidate to grow key proposal management skills and client experience to develop professionally and contribute to the firm’s continued success.
Review solicitations/RFP/RFQ and prepare proposals in adherence to the requirements of the solicitation.
Lead RFP, Task Order and RFI responses independently
Review RFPs to support proposal development plan, including schedule, compliance matrix, pricing documents, resource assignments, and proposal outline.
Tailor proposal library templates, craft data calls to solicit required information to develop content for proposal sections following the proposal outline.
Review and edit content provided by subject matter experts to ensure compliance with proposal outline and win themes while adhering to proposal schedule.
Write compelling, compliant proposal sections that address the RFP requirements, the Statement of Work tasks, while highlighting win themes, features/benefits/advantages, risks/mitigation plans, and discriminators as appropriate.
Search existing proposal content to tailor/leverage in technical, management, past performance sections as needed.
Synthesize content from interviews, proposal archives, project documentation, and industry best practices to develop tailored proposal sections.
Support continuous improvement of proposal development, knowledge base, and knowledge management processes.
Provide direction to subcontractors involved in proposal preparation which includes pricing.
Tailor resumes and past performance narratives
Develop and prepare marketing materials/presentations for prospective clients/teaming partners.
Assist in corporate marketing initiatives including social media postings, corporate website content updates, corporate capability statements.
Create and update client/teaming partner profiles.
Actively manage company pipeline in Salesforce
Identify subcontractors/teaming partners to help the company successfully bid on projects.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to learn, understand and apply new strategies and technologies
Independent worker, while working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Must have superior organizational and time-management skills.
Must be a good delegator and a good multi-tasker.
Must have exceptional computer skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Finance, Marketing, Management, or a related field
SharePoint experience required. Familiarity with Salesforce a plus.
Minimum 3-5 years of experience as part of a proposal management or capture team Understanding and experience in developing proposal content.
Experience supporting a government contractor a plus
Strong word processing skills required – MS Suite including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
About the Company
Innovate!, Inc. (Innovate) is a woman and minority-owned small business. We are passionate about the dynamic benefits of providing effective management consulting, IT support, and geospatial technology for the federal government. We believe that thinking innovatively can achieve positive results in organizations that lead to cultural and business change. Innovate is a fast-paced, rapidly growing group of entrepreneurs creating a culture of excellence. Rapid advancement within our organization is not only possible it is encouraged.