Health Management Systems, Inc. Senior Proposal Writer - Remote in TX, Texas
The Senior Proposal Writer writes accurate and compelling content for various lines of business to reflect HMS’s unique qualifications, value propositions, win themes, strategic messaging, and solutions for use in responses to Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) and Requests for Information (RFI’s) for healthcare –related services.
Interview and collaborate with subject experts and proposal team members to gather information and provide high-quality proposal responses.
Work with operations, client –facing program/account directors, sales team, senior leadership, marketing and others to develop new content for proposals, and customize existing content to reflect specific client requirements within required timeframes
Research and collaborate with subject matter experts and operations teams on the most effective way to present proposed solutions
Research available data including product information, operational concepts, technical approaches, drawings, design reports, equipment and test specifications in support of proposal development
Write clear, persuasive and articulate proposal sections; translates technical and other solutions into easily understandable text describing clear and measureable benefits
Ensure content is accurate, complete, meets editorial and departmental specifications and adheres to standards for quality, format and style.
Serve as an internal proposal team “SME” on assigned product lines, fine-tuning and customizing content to meet specific requirements. Participate in relevant meetings, formal proposal reviews, strategy sessions, and marketing meetings and other forums to ensure accurate and compelling
content is developed for proposals.
Participate in strategy development and solutioning/ storyboarding sessions with SMEs, proposal contributors, and product teams to develop key messages and differentiators
Interview subject experts to develop new content, and work with identified experts and reviewers to ensure information is fully vetted prior to use
Collaborate with graphic designer to illustrate key processes and ensure that there are graphical representations of all key elements of the proposal, as appropriate. This may also include tables and charts
Review proposal responses with internal subject experts and make revisions based on feedback
Analyze responses to determine compliance with RFP requirements, and revise content as needed to meet requirements
Develop content in compliance with company standards for accuracy, quality writing, and marketing focus.
Maintain well-organized electronic documentation of content and support the proposal database maintenance process by updating content as services and solutions change.
- Performs other functions as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent skills in writing clear and focused copy that meets marketing strategy and objectives
Excellent analytical skills, and a demonstrated ability to understand complex services and solutions and translate this information into easy-to-understand copy
Thorough understanding of, and experience with, the proposal development process
Demonstrated ability to analyze competitive intelligence and integrate that information with services and solutions to create compelling value propositions
Superior interpersonal skills
Proficient in the use of personal computers, internet and Microsoft Office suite of software including Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Excellent project management and planning skills
Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
Detail-oriented and excellent follow through skills
Positive, energetic attitude, and initiative; Strong work ethic
Ability to multi-task and manage several projects at one time
Comfortable working in hands-on, deadline-driven environment
Must possess high degree of professionalism and ability to handle confidential information
Work Conditions and Physical Demands:
Primarily sedentary work in a general office environment
Ability to communicate and exchange information
Ability to comprehend and interpret documents and data
Requires occasional standing, walking, lifting, and moving objects (up to 10 lbs.)
Requires manual dexterity to use computer, telephone and peripherals
May be required to work extended hours for special business needs
May be required to travel at least 10% of time based on business needs
- Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required with major in English/Communications/Journalism/Marketing preferred
Minimum Related Work Experience:
6 years of experience developing new content for proposals and interviewing subject experts
Demonstrated ability to describe complex concepts and services and develop the level of detail required in response to healthcare RFPs.
Experience writing content for both government and commercial proposals preferred
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Title: Senior Proposal Writer - Remote
Requisition ID: 180010HO