PPD is seeking a Proposal Text Analyst to join our Global Strategic Proposal Development team regionally based.
With minimal guidance, prepares and reviews proposal documents that comply with established best practices for proposal development and style guide for grammar, punctuation and use of charts, graphics and diagrams. Prepares and reviews text to generate responses to client requests for information (RFIs), describing value-added differentiators and creating documents that accurately and consistently position PPD's services, products and expertise as the optimal choice for project award. May lead opportunity response activities in the absence of a designated lead, as needed.
Creates documents and prepares responses to RFIs and RFPs from clients utilizing appropriate tools and subject matter experts to obtain data, text, and information.
Evaluates information and final proposal to determine that response meets client's request and follows up with contributors to close any gaps.
Assists designated lead with tasks defined by opportunity (i.e. competitive landscape searches, slide creation, org chart creation).
Analyzes documents created within or outside of PPD in order to ensure a quality standard and ensure compliance with best practices.
Reviews and edits, as appropriate, operational, BD, C&PD input to PPD proposals, applying value-added differentiators to create documents that position PPD to clients as the top choice for award, streamlining text to ensure an overall message and positioning.
Liaises with subject matter experts to establish project-specific (therapeutic, client, system etc.) context for positioning PPD's proposal to client's needs.
Develops library text that can be used for proposal and RFI responses.
Provides at least level 1 technical support of PPD systems, software and text automation used for proposal text development.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2 years') or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.
Years of experience refers to typical years of related experience needed to gain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. Years of experience are not to be used as the only determining factor in establishing the job class or making employment selection decisions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent writing skills
Excellent verbal communication skills
Proven positioning and/or marketing communication skills
Excellent initiative and strategic thinking skills
Strong planning, organizational and multi-task project management skills
Demonstrated attention to detail
Ability to work with and influence a team and others
Strong ability to achieve visual transition of text into graphics, charts or diagrams
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines with a quality product
Demonstrated business maturity and professionalism
Excellent use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Critical thinking skills
No management responsibility
Working Conditions and Environment:
Exposure to high pressure, intense concentration needed
Must pay constant attention to detail-visual, mental
Must be able to multi-task constantly
Frequent interaction with clients / associates required
Long, varied hours required occasionally
Travel and rotating shifts required on rare occasions
Exposure to toxic materials on rare occasions
Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day.
Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, epeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
Frequent mobility required.
Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.
Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.
Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups.
Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals. Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.
Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task.
Regular and consistent attendance.
PPD is an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD provides equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other status within any other protected group.