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Proposal Writer

The Proposal Writer manages the creation, coordination, and management of information needed to compose a competitive and timely response to requests for proposals (RFPs).  

A Typical Day Might Include the Following:

  • Prepare project kickoff materials including agendas, timelines, and deliverables based on customer requirements.  Schedule and lead the formal kickoff and status review meetings during the course of the response project
  • Identify and assign appropriate resources to assist in proposal process
  • Prepare technical, functional, product and process response documents for subject matter expert review
  • Coordinate and resolve the incorporation of review comments from key individuals participating in RFP process
  • Create and maintain templates for standard response documents
  • Create and maintain list of standard assumptions by Oracle Utilities product type
  • Maintain proposal content on shared drive
  • Help define commercial documents templates (like SoWs, partnership agreements)

Requirements Include:

Education and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience writing RFP’s for packaged software solutions
  • Undergraduate degree in science or liberal arts (English, journalism, etc.) or equivalent

Skills and Specifications

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and MS SharePoint
  • Proven attention to detail and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work on multiple high priority requests simultaneously
  • Capacity to learn quickly and adapt to changing priorities
  • Perseverant; able to take ownership of problems and apply creative solutions
  • Persistent; able to make things happen and influence others
  • Organized and autonomous; able to work well under pressure and drive tasks through to completion with minimal supervision
  • Experience reviewing and editing technical and professional writing
  • Above average writing and editing skills
  • Effective relationship building and maintaining skills with team and senior management
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within information technology, specifically, system development lifecycle (SDLC)  

Preferred / Highly desired qualifications

  • Experience or knowledge of ERP systems preferred; Oracle Utilities Applications knowledge helpful
  • Utility experience highly preferred

 

RCC is an EOE.  Only qualified candidates will elicit a response. 

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