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Temporary Proposal Writer

Reference
1807569
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
Remote, REU
Expiry Date
22/05/2018
Temporary Proposal Writer Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons,...

Job Description

Temporary Proposal Writer

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Basic Purpose and Objectives

The proposal writer quickly reads, appropriately analyzes, and clearly summarizes Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Information (RFIs), and other similar documents for Scoring stakeholders.

The proposal writer reviews various sources of information, including previous proposal efforts, competitor information, and the Proposal Management Document (PMD) and collaborates with Scoring Subject-Matter Experts (SMEs) to turn solution decisions into accurate, compelling proposal text. The proposal writer also collaborates with the Scoring Design Specialist and Portfolio Managers to verify that proposal text is aligned with the proposed scoring solution and associated cost assumptions.

The proposal writer provides direction on inclusion and placement of relevant information into a comprehensive text and data repository, where it is maintained in an accessible and well-organized format. Additionally, the proposal writer helps create and update departmental proposal text, repository text, and related documents. This process includes:

  • Following organizational guidelines
  • Reviewing information from the text and data repository
  • Knowing and understanding market trends
  • Adhering to an approved style guide
  • Collaborating with other groups
  • Reports to: Manager, Scoring Solutions and Proposals
  • Peers: Proposal Analysts, Scoring Design Specialist, and Scoring SMEs. Also interacts with sales staff, technical solution staff, Business Development staff, and the broader School Assessment Proposals organization.
  • Writes text in support of proposals, scope changes (as needed), requests for information, and similar customer documents.
  • Supports strategic initiatives such as writing and editing marketing materials and other communications.
  • Quality checks proposal text to support compliance with requirements and consistency with cost estimates.
  • Communicates proposal updates to stakeholders.
  • Coordinates gathering feedback from text reviewers and incorporating changes into the text and data repository.
  • Conducts reviews with SMEs so proposal text remains consistent with current processes.
  • Liaisons with Business Development and Proposal Services, incorporating standard processes, guidelines, and instructions.
  • Keeps abreast of industry trends and new technologies
  • Maintains procedures related to contract acquisition and ensures quality records are complete and maintained.
  • Attends proposal- and task-related meetings.

Qualifications

Education, Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience required. (Degree in English, writing, marketing, or related subject area is desirable)
  • Two years total professional experience in related area is required; three or more years’ experience preferred.
  • Exceptional communication skills (written, verbal, and listening) required.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft and Google suites of programs, especially Word and templates required.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple concurrent assignments required.
  • Excellent proofreading and copy-editing skills required.
  • Knowledge of the assessment industry strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 preferred.

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  • Please note this is a temporary (maximum 34-hour work week) non-benefits eligible position that can be located remotely.**

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-IA-Iowa City

Other Locations US-RE-Remote

Work Locations: US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge 2510 North Dodge Street Iowa City 52245

Job: Sales

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Temporary Work

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 14, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Part-time Temporary

Req ID: 1807569

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.