Proposal Writer at DocuSign

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Proposal Writer

Sales & Business Development | Remote – United States

 

Our agreement with employees

DocuSign is committed to building trust and making the world more agree-able for our employees, customers and the communities in which we live and work. You can count on us to listen, be honest, and try our best to do what’s right, every day. At DocuSign, everything is equal. We each have a responsibility to ensure every team member has an equal opportunity to succeed, to be heard, to exchange ideas openly, to build lasting relationships, and to do the work of their life. Best of all, you will be able to feel deep pride in the work you do, because your contribution helps us make the world better. And for that, you’ll be loved by us, our customers, and the world in which we live.

 

The team

Our Sales & Business Development teams collaborate with customers and partners across the globe to help them leverage the DocuSign Agreement Cloud to transform the entire system of agreement process—from preparing to signing, acting on, and managing contracts and other types of agreements. Our team’s partner with some of the largest most innovative companies in the world in dozens of industries to bring the power of DocuSign to more customers. Whether you are selling to a small business or a large enterprise, you will apply your extensive knowledge of our solutions, and leverage our strategic partnerships to help our customers grow their top and bottom line.

 

This Position

The Proposal Writer serves as a primary writing and editing resource in the development, completion, and on-time submission of proposals and security questionnaires. Ultimately, the Proposal Writer manages the RFx response from beginning to end: from research and data collection/maintenance, to writing and editing/proofreading, to proposal document creation and revision, and (when needed) production. By working with the Proposal Manager, the Proposal Writer will respond to Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotations (RFQs), Requests for Information (RFIs), and Security Assessments. The role includes continuous review of and knowledge of the DocuSign solutions, continuous updating of boilerplate proposal documents, Master RFP Library, and Security related questions and responses.

This role reports to the Senior Manager of the Proposal Department.

 

Responsibilities

  • Ownership of the RFx response assigned by the Manager. This includes planning, researching, developing, and editing complex content for proposals in response to customer solicitations – maintaining high standards around quality and accuracy of the final output
  • Serves as central point of contact on assigned proposals and leads multi-discipline or cross-functional team(s).
  • Chairs initial and ongoing status meetings to review progress on outstanding RFP content tasks/assignments
  • Writes content as needed for cover letters, executive summaries, and other materials as needed
  • Tracks roll-out processes, templates, standards, and best practices to successfully bid projects in a timely manner and providing suggestions as needed
  • Develops and maintains Proposal Content Database (Proposal Knowledge Center) to ensure the content accuracy
  • Researches and gathers corporate information, technical product information, and other standard materials. Captures any new language written for addition to the Knowledge Center
  • Identifies content gaps, then works with Sales, Technical, and Engineering experts, as well as contract & legal representatives, to craft Subject Matter Expert (SME) technical responses. Manages these SME technical writing assignments to ensure that submissions are accurate, compliant with the outline and RFP instructions, and address win themes
  • Track RFx responses in Salesforce

 

Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years of proposal experience within technology sales

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of proposal experience within a software sales environment
  • BS/BA Degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Excellent writing, grammar, and spelling abilities; technical writing skills preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Willingness to engage with senior technical and upper management to obtain necessary information
  • Self-starter, multitasker, team player, works well under pressure, and follows through on tasks
  • Willingness to handle multiple deadlines simultaneously and work independently
  • Good attention to detail
  • Willingness to travel as needed

About Us

DocuSign® helps organizations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act on, and manage agreements. As part of the DocuSign Agreement Cloud, DocuSign offers eSignature: the world's #1 way to sign electronically on practically any device, from almost anywhere, at any time. Today, hundreds of thousands of customers and hundreds of millions of users in over 180 countries use DocuSign to accelerate the process of doing business and simplify people's lives. Plus, we save more trees together! And that’s a good thing.

DocuSign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. DocuSign is committed to building a diverse team of talented individuals who bring different perspectives to the business and who feel a sense of inclusion and belonging when they join our team. Individuals seeking employment at DocuSign are considered without regards to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category.

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Location

The Loop has theater, arts, architecture, parks and riverwalks and great restaurants. All a stone's throwaway from the DocuSign offices.

An Insider's view of DocuSign

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There is always something new to learn and the opportunities to grow are endless. Chicago has a growing tech community, so it’s great to help contribute to that growth. Our Chicago office has a very collaborative group of people and is an exciting place to work as we expand. The happy hours and informal guitar jam sessions aren’t bad either.

Keith

Senior Director of Engineering

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Everyone has tremendous amounts of knowledge in different fields, you can go to anyone and just pick their brains. I feel like I’ve learned more here than anywhere else I’ve ever worked. My coworkers are great. Not only do we have similar interests, sports, games, and shows. We all have the drive to do our craft better.

Kevin

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

DocuSign encourages anyone’s desire to learn more and provide you with multiple opportunities to expand your knowledge. For example, we have an Educational Assistance Program that gives employees a chance to pursue continued education and get reimbursed! I’ve grown a lot since I’ve started working here and am now where near plateauing.

Rachel

SQL Database Administrator

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We strive for a flat organization—so, our executives are involved in guiding, reviewing and mentoring teams. And because we are growing fast, you can get involved in different aspects of our product and this learning will help propel your career forward.

Ron

Chief Product Officer

What is your vision for the company?

One of my goals is that everybody who works at DocuSign can look back at their time here and say they did or are doing the work of their lives at DocuSign.

Dan

CEO

What are DocuSign Perks + Benefits

DocuSign Benefits Overview

Need time off? We offer generous Paid Time Off, Paid Volunteer Time Off, 6 Months Paid Parental Leave, Paid Bereavement Leave and Military Leave.

Interested in comp? We offer complete Total Rewards Compensation which includes equity grants, ESPP, Pre-tax and Post-Tax Retirement Benefits/Pension and Employee Referral Bonus Program ($2K!)

Want to thrive? We offer comprehensive Health Benefits (Free for employees; 50% paid coverage for dependents) and a Wellness Benefit

What to expand your mind? Take advantage of our extensive Learning & Development training (in person and online), Education Assistance ($5K/year) and DocuSign University certification

Have a little fun! Enjoy happy hours, plentiful snacks and refreshments and fun team offsites

Interested in giving back? Volunteer 3 days a year and donate to charity and DocuSign IMPACT will match your gift.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
DocuSign pledges 1% of our time by granting employees 3 VTO (Volunteer Time Off) days as part of our DocuSign IMPACT initiative.
Partners with Nonprofits
Through DocuSign for Forests™ initiative, we will donate $1.5 million to organizations that preserve the world’s forests. The first $1 million will go to the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
There are many ways to contribute to our culture including but not limited to engaging with our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Women, Pride, BOLD, Honor, Parents, LatinX.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Board of Directors: Chairwoman, 4 women (36%), 3 non-Caucasians CEO Direct reports: 4 women (30%), 1 non-Caucasians, 1 LGBTQ
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
DocuSign employees can contribute up to $2,700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
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Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
DocuSign employees receive a minimum of 20 days per year of paid time off.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 24 hours ( 3 days) per year of paid volunteer time as part of our DocuSign IMPACT program
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $5,000 annually for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
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