We are looking for a National Proposal Specialist to join our National Office in Springfield, MO.
This role will manage and write proposal projects within the firm's growing centralized proposal department. The position requires a professional with excellent oral and written communication skills, proven project management experience, keen knowledge of Microsoft Office software and the ability to quickly learn new software applications. Dedication to providing unmatched client service is paramount.
Gain and apply a thorough understanding of the firm's service lines and industry groups to produce concise, persuasive and client-centered proposal documents
Discuss, collaborate and synthesize recommendations with key client service personnel to summarize the nature of the opportunity and the business issues the client is facing
Assume ownership in developing solutions, insights, win themes and firm differentiators
Meet proposal deadlines by establishing project milestones for the management of full circle proposal production process, including Request for Proposals (RFP) and prequalification documents
Write, edit, proofread and format proposals and other related materials to mitigate risk and ensure accuracy, quality assurance, clarity and consistency of documents
Maintain consistent interaction with Proposal Content Team, legal department and others as needed, to effectively comply and respond to RFP requirement
Solve practical problems and effectively manage a variety of variables in situations where standardization exists
Consistently meet multiple deadlines throughout each day
Bachelor's degree preferred in English, journalism, communications, marketing or other related area. In lieu of a degree, a minimum of 5 years of comparable experience is preferred.
3+ years relevant writing and project management experience preferred, however, less experience would be considered. Experience in professional services industry a plus.
Excellent project management, writing, editing, proofreading and organizational skills
Ability to multi-task while maintaining quality control consciousness and a sharp eye for detail in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment
Self-motivation and commitment to work on tight deadlines while quickly adjusting to changing expectations and requirements
Resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and accuracy
Ability to work independently and in a dynamic team environment
Action oriented, positive, patient individual with great business judgment and critical thinking skills
Proactive self-starter who is an enthusiastic team player and customer service-focused
Effective listener who builds quick rapport and nurtures internal relationships with a diverse audience of firm leaders
Apply best practices and lessons learned to tailor and improve proposal process
Experience the BKD difference for yourself. For more information about our firm locations, visit bkd.com. BKD, LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or other protected classifications.
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At BKD, our mission is to provide rewarding career opportunities and invest in the success of our people. Through award-winning learning and development, coaching and career advocacy programs, you will have the tools to make every play count and reach your professional goals. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to influence innovation and build long-lasting relationships. As a BKDer, you will be able to learn, lead, serve and be recognized for your contributions.
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