Senior Proposal Writer (Contract) at Rightpoint

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Rightpoint, a Genpact company, is the digital consultancy with technology at its core. We design and engineer end-to-end experiences that help our clients succeed at the speed of innovation. Rightpoint serves more than 250 Fortune 1000 companies. 

Are you someone who wants to create change in the way business is done? Do you want to work with inspired and like-minded intrapreneurs? Us too! We take our work very seriously, but we have fun doing it. And we’re searching for passionate, talented people to join the Rightpoint team.

 

 

Senior Proposal Writer

***Please Note*** This is a contract role, scheduled 6 months, with possibility of extending.

Rightpoint is seeing a proposal writer who will partner with the Revenue team in the development of proposals for prospective clients. Experience with RFP and RFQ processes is highly desired. Experience working with agencies, consultancies or technology companies is also highly desired.

Our Commitment to You

No matter who you are, where you come from, who you love, what you believe, or what you get excited about, we bring people together to make phenomenal work. That's what makes us Rightpoint!

 

What you’ll be doing and the impact you will make:

  • Manage and coordinate all proposal activities from pre-RFP released through final production and submission
  • Collect information from various sources, organize the content per the guidelines of the proposal and edit the proposal for consistent voice.
  • Work in multiple proposal formats including but not limited to MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint
  • Can provide light design and formatting to help convey key messages and readability of proposals.
  • Can conduct light research if needed
  • Can manage multiple proposals concurrently
  • Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs; studying requests for proposal (RFPs); attending strategy meetings.
  • Develops components and outline of proposal and various sections.
  • Verifies proposal meets requirements of solicitation.
  • Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval; entering and monitoring tracking data; coordinating requirements with contributors; contributing proposal status information to review meetings; transmitting proposals.
  • Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information; coordinating submissions and collections; identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
  • Develops proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation; writing, revising, and editing drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  • Prepares presentation by evaluating text, graphics, and optimizing for distribution.
  • Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
  • Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and standards; implementing changes.
  • Deliver completed written proposal responses to the managers against agreed RFP deadlines, escalating issues as required
  • Re-write / edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, marketing, technical / product teams, finance, commercial, legal and delivery
  • Present all new proposal content to managers for potential re-use
  • Communicate and influence at a senior level and strong written English language skills

What we’d love to see

  • The ideal candidate will have proven skills in producing and editing proposal content within a complex business environment. The proposal writer will be experienced in leading storyboarding sessions, participating in key review meetings / final document review, content sign off and document production.
  • A portfolio showing examples of writing and proposals (ideally looking for work that has helped win new business, RFPs and successful pitches) as well as the ability to write in a variety of industries and target markets.
  • Familiarity of holistic user-centered design processes
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented mindset; productive without compromising quality
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet daily deadlines and capable of operating in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • 1+ years of experience as a content strategist, copywriter, or in an integrated marketing environment (or similar role)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, such as Journalism, Communications, Marketing, English, Media Studies, Library Sciences, etc.

 

 

EEO Statement: 

Rightpoint, a Genpact Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. We are committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.  

 

 

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Location

We’re located in the Loop, across the street from the Lyric Opera House and the Chicago River and just steps from the L and both Metra stations.

An Insider's view of Rightpoint

What are some social events your company does?

The best is the Leadership Breakfast where the office leaders make a full blown cooked in office breakfast for everyone…..or the Chili Cookoff….we do great food events!

Brad

VP, Delivery Excellence

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

This is my favorite part of working at Rightpoint! We have such a wide knowledge base across teams. Our open-door culture is very helpful for collaboration. I can reach out to anyone in the company who could help with a topic. We have a culture to train each other. We have an internal collection of talks on different topics in our internal channels

Valeria

iOS Developer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Collaboration, positivity, and personality! Every member of teams at Rightpoint are expected to pull their weight, but we always have fun doing it and ensure that each member has equal responsibilities.

Kelly

Project Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

I think Rightpoint has an incredible way of giving people tools that they need while allowing people to shape projects or new initiatives the way they see them. It shows employees that we are trusted and that our managers believe we are full capable. With that sort of support, career growth comes naturally.

Dominique

Recruiting Coordinator

What are Rightpoint Perks + Benefits

Rightpoint Benefits Overview

Our Team Members come first - we are currently fully remote and will likely continue to work remote until mid-2021 at the earliest. Some of the below perks are office perks that we have in non-COVID times.

Flexible PTO

Casual and open office environment

Flexible Work Schedule

Great insurance coverage and flexible spending accounts

401k with Company Matching

Weekly Snack/Drink delivery

Regular Cultural & Social Events including: Volunteering, Game Nights, Cultural and Diversity Spotlights, Happy Hours, Team Outings, Intramural Sports, etc.

Continuous Training, Certifications, and Learning Opportunities 

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Compassion Crew (Volunteer Group) Green Team (Eco-Friendly Group_ ERGs (PoC, Womxn, Parents)
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
PRIDE, Womxn, Parents at RP, People of Color and India Team ERG,
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Rightpoint employees can contribute within IRS guidelines annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Rightpoint provides life insurance is equal to 3x times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
We offer an optional Pet Insurance Program.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
In COVID times, Rightpoint has had a series of wellness events and virtual yoga classes. In normal times these events would be in-office.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Rightpoint provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan
Performance Bonus
Rightpoint has an annual performance bonus plan.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Rightpoint provides backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers, in addition to other benefits that provide paid-time off that the individual may be qualified for.
Flexible Work Schedule
Rightpoint provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
In non-COVID times, our remote work program includes work from home flexibility, typically 1-2 days per week. Due to COVID, we are 100% remote through mid-2021.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Rightpoint sponsors family oriented events periodically throughout the year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Rightpoint offers a Flexible Time Off (FTO) policy which operates on the “honor system.” The policy is intended to provide team members with more flexibility to manage work schedules and personal
Paid Volunteer Time
As part of our Flexible Time Off (FTO) policy, team members are able to take time needed for volunteer activities.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Rightpoint has a Flexible Time Off Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Rightpoint offers pre-tax commuter and parking benefits for all team members.
Company Outings
Rightpoint hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Stocked Kitchen
Rightpoint has a very well stocked pantry with deliveries from a local vendor 2x per week. We also have Cold Brew, Kombucha, and Beer on Tap (non-COVID times).
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted regularly throughout the year
Fitness Subsidies
Team members participating in our medical plans are eligible for a variety of wellness subsidies.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Rightpoint offers support for ongoing training and support for job training and conferences.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Rightpoint hosts lunch and learn meetings regularly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
One of Rightpoint's core values is Learning and we support team members for many different industry certifications.
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