1+ months

Proposal Manager

Chicago, IL 60602
Be involved in projects with our Central Marketing Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
 
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
 
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Proposal Manager for our Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Indianapolis, Indiana; or our Kansas City, Missouri office, although we’re open to any Central Region office location.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead strategy development and persuasive, quality proposal documents across the Central Region that are responsive to Requests for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/Ps) for architecture and engineering professional services. The right candidate should be able to work with very limited oversight and drive the sales case/win strategy of their assigned pursuits.
  • Develop a win strategy in advance of an RFQ/P, write a proposal outline/compliance matrix and set a proposal production schedule upon receipt of the RFQ/P; communicate internal and external requirements with the pursuit team; write marketing sections (i.e. cover letter, executive summary, understanding, tailored resumes/bios) and edit technical sections to provide one-voice throughout the document; create proposal graphics and captions that tell a story and support the key messages; confirm requirements of the RFP are satisfied and at the end of the day, verify a complete, compliant document is created that communicates the win strategy.
  • Drive pre-positioning activities, including client engagement planning and capture planning/strategy development as the lead or a key member of the pursuit team.
  • Lead area marketing meetings in partnership with the technical area manager and maintain accurate data in the opportunity database.
  • Mentor junior staff in the proposal process and champion new ideas for the regional marketing team, demonstrating clear leadership and ability to motivate teams.
  • Work with a variety of computer software and desktop publishing programs while being accountable and responsible for meeting deadlines and following through on commitments.
  • The right candidate will be energetic, enthusiastic about the sales process, willing to learn, and must be able to work well under deadline pressure while juggling multiple deadlines and interacting professionally with company leadership, marketing staff and a diverse group of planning, engineering and other technical professionals.
 
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications/Marketing, Business, or related field
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in a service-related business with proposal coordination, document writing/editing and proofing experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, SharePoint, and other communications-related software programs
  • Strong, effective written and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead large, diverse teams
  • Detail-oriented with an emphasis on quality work products and the ability to work on a team
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

About WSP USA
 
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With more than 10,000 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
 
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
 
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
 
WSP USA Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively “WSP USA”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status
 
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
 
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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Posted: 2020-08-07 Expires: 2020-10-17

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