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Senior Proposal Writer

Company: MV Transportation
Location: Vacaville
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

MV Transportation is the nation's leading public transportation contractor. We are actively growing our sales team and we are seeking candidates with stamina, grit, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn the transportation industry. This position requires extreme attention to detail, the ability to comprehend complex requirements, and outstanding writing ability. MV grows its business through the competitive bid / public procurement process - our projects center around customer requirements and detailed specifications. The proposal writer plays an important role in this process. Attention to detail and compliance with requirements are essential. MV grows its business through the competitive bid / public procurement process - our projects center around customer requirements and detailed specifications. The production coordinator plays an important role in this process. Attention to detail and compliance with requirements are essential.The proposal writer is part of a -20 person sales team tasked with responding to complex Requests for Proposals. As the proposal writer, you will be focused on reading comprehension and writing persuasive narrative that showcases the experience and knowledge of our firm. The proposal writer works in conjunction with a proposal coordinator who drafts initial RFP response documents; the writer customizes these documents by incorporating sales-driven strategies, value propositions, and your own research of the customer. The average proposal size ranges from 75-150 pages, not including attachments. This process requires skill and focus on reading comprehension, proofreading, and document formatting. The proposal writer must be an effective communicator who can work independently and as part of a team. This job may require late night and weekend work to meet production timelines. It is expected that the proposal coordinator follows all stated SOPs, RFP requirements, and MV Style guides. What We Are Looking For:

  • Ability to coordinate and develop multiple RFP responses at the same time
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills
  • Drive to understand and rapidly assimilate into our process
  • A meticulous, organized candidate who is hyper-focused on their responsibilities
  • Must have excellent time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Resourceful, curious team player who strives for success
  • A fast learner who excels in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Teams
  • A self-starter with the discipline and natural drive to work independently
  • Availability to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Be present in the office during regular work hours, if not a remote employeeJob Responsibilities:
    • Custom writing for each bid including cover letter, bios, executive summaries, proposal narrative, resumes, RFP requirements, Best and Final Offer letters, and all writing that pertains to our proposal response.
    • Read all elements of the RFPs including a custom Executive Summary, DBE requirements, attachments, addendum, strategy documents, appendices.
    • In consultation with the business development team, articulate a strategy for the response; write value propositions; strategic thesis, gather data to prove thesis statements-this job requires chasing artifacts, data, stats (turnover, tenure, on time performance, road calls, etc.)
    • Research of customers public transit systems, reviewing short range transit plans, and other customer publications
    • Demonstrate expert-level Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams.
    • Must follow MV style guide and adhere to branding styles
    • Interview individuals to gain insight for writing compelling and persuasive resumes and biographies
    • Pay attention to detail and cross-referencing
    • Follow instructions and take direction
    • Update and create new boilerplate for MV's boilerplate library
    • Analyze customer's requirements; customize proposals that comply wholly with the RFP requirements
    • Must manage multiple projects, letters, and requests for information while working collaboratively with a large team
    • Adhere to the proposal schedule and all internal deadlines and collect needed input from stakeholders
    • Participate in multiple calls relative to strategy and status of projects
    • Create and update proposal content for multiple product lines
    • Track industry trends, company successes, research future RFPs, and proactively plan for new contentKey Performance Indicators:
      • Maintains internal and external deadlines (% on-time)
      • Research efforts (peer feedback)
      • Strategy development (% contribution/peer feedback)
      • Ability to manage volume (% of work assigned)
      • Ability to win on value (%win)
      • Superior customer service (complaints commendations)Education and Experience Requirements:
        • BA or BS degree in English, Journalism, Psychology, or Social Science and 3+ years of demonstrated complex proposal writing experience, preferably in public/passenger transportation
        • Experience in strategic development and persuasive writing
        • Must be resourceful, ask questions, create solutions
        • Superb reading comprehension skills
        • Ability to translate complex operational concepts into an interesting narrative
        • Critical thinking skills are a must, as is creative problem solving and time management
        • Transportation sector experience preferred
        • High emotional intelligence
        • Expert or highly advanced proficiency with MS 2013 Office Suite
        • Ability to perform extensive researchDuring the course of employment, employees may receive and have access to confidential information. All employees are expected to respect and maintain the confidentiality of non-public customer and business records and any other information that MV classifies as confidential. MV Transportation is committed to as policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity and maintain employment statistics on applicants. Where permissible under applicable state and local law, applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test and background check after receiving a conditional offer of employment.

Keywords: MV Transportation, Vacaville , Senior Proposal Writer, Advertising , Vacaville, California

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