Sr Proposal Writer

Job Title: Sr Proposal Writer
Duration: 2+ months with possible extension
Location: Rockville-MD
This position will involve helping us to put together and write responses to RFI’s and RFP’s for our Federal customers, developing proposal plans, compliant outlines, schedules, detailed solution responses, reviews, coordinating with our teammates. 
 The Technical Proposal Writer/Editor should be capable of producing proposal sections or volumes with minimal assistance from other writers. The ideal candidate should be able to work closely with Subject Matter Experts (SME) to ascertain and address specific technical and management details as well as making sure the text is clear, concise, and meets RFP requirements. The Proposal Writer / Coordinator / Editor is responsible for completing or managing the following tasks: 
 • Develops and integrates proposal themes, discriminators and key success factors based on Capture guidance 
 • Develops and integrates proposal features, benefits, and proofs 
 • Makes recommendations on how to best respond to the RFP meeting or exceeding the customer's requirements, within company guidelines and the competitive environment. 
 • Manages and integrates writer work products, ensuring proposal compliance and uniformity 
 • Interviews managers and technical experts and develops proposal narratives 
 • Resolves issues with originating authors or team members 
 • Writes, edits, and rewrites technical sections; maintains document configuration management and control 
 • Reads and analyzes RFPs and edits proposal content for readability, consistency, clarity, and compliance with requirements 
 • Ensures that all RFP format specifications have been followed and meets all proposal deadlines 
 • Improves the readability and clarity of text by using active voice and concise language, and minimizing jargon 
 • Minimize style differences from multiple authors and contributors 
 • Works collaboratively with the Program Manager for feedback on design standards 
 • Creates style manuals and acronym lists that are customized for each proposal effort 
 • Ensures the proper contextual integrity of each completed proposal section by reviewing edits with the respective SME/contributor 
 • Demonstrates an outstanding level of commitment 
 • Proven track record of collaborating in a team environment to get the job done under all circumstances 
 Qualifications and Skills: 
 • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, and 5-7 years of overall experience, or 3-5 years of proposal specific experience, Shipley Method or equivalent preferred 
 • Experience with governmental technical proposal development and processes is preferred, experience with IV&V and/or QA proposal development is a plus 
 • Excellent communication skills and extensive proposal writing and editing experience 
 • Must be proficient in grammar, spelling, and punctuation and have accurate proofreading skills
 • Requires excellent organization skills and extreme attention to detail 
 • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project) 
 • Familiarity with select Adobe software, such as Acrobat, Illustrator, and Photoshop 
 • Flexibility in adapting to deadlines, changing schedules, priorities and unpredictable events 
 • Must be detail oriented and able to work with minimal supervision 
 • Occasional unscheduled overtime and weekend support is required 
 • Occasional work-from-home is possible 
 • Expertise with MS Office tools 
 • Effective written and verbal/oral communications including strong presentation skills 
 • Excellent interpersonal and people skills 

Please send me your confirmation that no one else has contacted you for this position apart from APN Team.
Many Thanks
Ali Khan                        
APN Software Services, Inc.
39899 Balentine Drive, Suite 385, Newark, CA 94560 
Direct: 510.870.8798 | Fax: 510.623.5055 |

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