Aon is Looking for a Proposal Project Manager in our Chicago Office.
Proposal Project Manager for Health & Benefits.
As part of an industry-leading team, you will help empower results for our clients by delivering innovative and effective solutions as part of our Aon Risk Solutions Group.
The Proposal Project Manager will lead, plan, develop, produce, and deliver proposal and presentation deliverables required by client solicitations (Request for Proposals); and be able to provide hands-on management of the entire full-cycle project development processes, including but not limited to: identification of development of outlines, completion of writing assignments, monitoring time lines, editing, and ensuring compliance with the Aon brand.
The proposal project manager will work with colleagues within Aon Risk Solutions U.S. Health & Benefits, as well as product and industry practice sales teams, Subject Matter Experts and designers, to ensure that proposals and presentations reflect the best technical, management, and support offerings.
The project manager is expected to assist in achieving national goals for new business and client retention via execution of the core responsibilities of the position; which focus on responding to offensive (new business) and defensive (retention / jeopardy) requests for proposal (RFPs) and presentations.
Lead project management efforts for the RFP response process.
Organize and lead proposal meetings and ensure a response strategy is established and implemented
Provide strategic and content direction for the preparation of proposals and presentations to achieve a response that is in line with the defined approach
Work with consultants and subject matter experts to develop customized content
Partner with the lead designer to ensure proposals and presentations are visually impactful
Write, revise, proofread, and transmit proposals in response to RFPs and presentations specific to client situation
Continue to develop a practical and working knowledge of our health & benefits consulting services and technology
Lead presentation brainstorming and development sessions, and conduct rehearsals with client-facing colleagues for finalist presentations
Identify trends and engage in process improvement efforts centrally and nationally where necessary
Leverage best practices across all offices and U.S. regions
5+ years professional work experience in bid management required; similar industry experience strongly preferred
Significant background in the development of custom strategic content (leveraging strategic messaging/value propositions) and strong editing skills required
Ability to manage multiple bids simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, meeting all deadlines
Experience with oral presentations, partnering with a designer and the account team required
Ability to learn quickly and show flexibility to adapt in a growing group, working both independently and with a team mentality (required)
Advanced knowledge of Word and Proposal Management Software (SharePoint, Qvidian, etc) strongly preferred
Basic Word, PowerPoint, and Salesforce.com knowledge required
We offer you
A competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.
Our Colleague Experience:
From helping clients gain access to capital after natural disasters, to creating access to health care and retirement for millions, Aon colleagues empower results for our clients, communities, and each other every day. They make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another. This is the Aon Colleague Experience, defining what it means to work at Aon and realizing our vision of empowering human and economic possibility. To learn more visit Aon Colleague Experience.
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.
By applying for a position with Aon, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Aon's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.
Aon provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, or domestic partner status. Aon is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Job number: 2453996
Category: Sales & Business Development
Location: United States, IL, Chicago