Proposal Writer-Sales at Fooda

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Who We Are:

We believe a workplace food program is something employees should love and look forward to every day. Powered by technology and a network of over 1,200 restaurants, Fooda feeds hungry people at work through our ongoing food programs located within companies and office buildings. Every day, each Fooda location is served by a different restaurant that comes onsite and serves fresh lunch from their chef’s unique menu. Now with over 30 million meals sold, Fooda operates in nineteen major US cities and plans for continued expansion.

Position Overview:

The Proposal Writer–Sales supports Fooda’s sales teams with new and rebid sales opportunities by bringing to life our sales strategy by storytelling in a single print or digital document.

This individual will work collaboratively with Fooda’s Business Development, Operations, Marketing, and other internal teams to create original, accurate and comprehensive responses to both potential and current clients’ needs. Proposals may be in response to a proactive sales opportunity not driven by an outline or specific timeline, or a client’s Request for Proposal (RFP).

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Manage day-to-day systems and processes for new requests from the field to support the sales opportunity, ensuring all steps in the development process are completed to drive positive outcomes
  • Format, tailor and edit all proposals by working closely with other departments to assure all submissions are client-centric and conform to all proposal requirements
  • Lead and direct proposal development and writing for multiple business opportunities
  • Directly support and write all content for business opportunities across Fooda’s existing and upcoming markets
  • Provide exceptional customer service to internal customers to foster a collaborative environment rooted in individual accountability
  • Contribute to the development of standard proposal-ready content (boilerplates) for use in future proposal development efforts and capturing any new language to be used for future proposals
  • Maintain internal filing system for proposal library documents including client letters of recommendations, FAQ on proposal questions and information for both internal and external consumption and testimonials
  • Provide proofreading and technical support to Sales and Marketing teams
  • Select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material concisely
  • Other duties as assigned

What You Should Already Have:

  • Three to five years of proposal writing experience; journalistic is a plus
  • Strong computer knowledge including: Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Proven record in creating thoughtful, researched and creative written pieces
  • Detail oriented and meticulous in following processes as well as in written responses for proposals
  • A healthy competitive spirit which supports Fooda’s desire to win and retain business
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills
  • Strong ability to project manage across multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to effectively work with diverse populations and multiple markets
  • Graphic design and/or copyediting experience a plus
  • Food service experience a plus, but not required
  • Willingness to travel to other Fooda markets as some limited travel may be required

What We’ll Hook You Up With:

  • Competitive market salary and stock options based on experience
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • 401k retirement plan with company match
  • Paid maternity and parental leave benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-issued laptop
  • Daily subsidized lunch program (ours!) and free food and beverages in the office
  • A fulfilling, challenging adventure of a work experience

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. No phone calls or recruiters please.

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Our office is a convenient 6 minute walk from Ogilvie and Union train stations and a 3 minute walk from the Washington/Wells Brown line stop.
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