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The Senior Health Care Proposal Writer will be working with our Account Executives and Healthcare domain experts to develop winning content to effectively communicate the expertise, experience and benefits Optum has to offer the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Health System (MHS) and our VA customers.
As a leader and one of the largest companies in the healthcare industry we have a unique opportunity to bring best commercial practices to our Federal clients within the DoD Military Health System and the VA. An effective response depends upon our ability to communicate the features and benefits of our technical offering in a way that is accurate, clear, persuasive and compliant with all RFP requirements. This Senior Proposal Writer position would support our DoD and VA health care proposals as we bring a broader set of Optum capabilities and expertise to our Federal customers.
Assist proposal manager with project management support, research, and strategic input to the pursuit team to drive high impact, differentiated content focused on the requirements as defined by the customer.
Contribute to various Proposal team initiatives and projects to improve quality and efficiency of proposal development efforts.
Revise content per color team review feedback
Individual Proposal Sections:
Interview SMEs as necessary to understand the technical solution and record its features and benefits
Write draft original content that is compliant, clear, and accurate
Collaborate with authors and Volume Leads on reviews and revisions of draft content
Integrated Proposal Documents:
Review and rewrite proposal content for clarity: Identify confusing text or artwork, incomprehensible statements caused by missing material, discrepancies in meaning, and irrelevant or inappropriate material
If sections need to be rewritten for any reason, validate changes with the original author(s) or SME(s)
If any inconsistencies are discovered that the proposal writer cannot fix themselves, they must reach out to author(s) / SME(s) for clarification
Bachelor's degree (or higher)
5 years of Health Care and/or Health Services proposal writing
Must have experience and be well versed in Federal government proposals process
Proficient with Word (creating and editing documents), Excel (general spreadsheet navigation), Outlook (email and calendar) and PowerPoint (creating and editing slides / presentations)
Requires occasional travel of 10% to 15% to Washington, DC and/or McLean, VA per business needs
Proposal writing experience with Department of Defense (DoD), Medical Health Services (MHS) and/or Veterans Affairs (VA) is highly desired
Experience with Privia (for managing proposal content) preferred
Able to write persuasively and clearly (writing sample will need to be provided)
Will be required to meet firm deadlines
Excellent research skills and able to identify relevant information is highly desired
Excellent organizational and time-management skills
Able to work effectively with individuals at varying levels of the organization with a demonstrated ability to create, build, and maintain relationships internally and externally
Superior communication skills: Listening, note taking, writing, presentation, interpersonal
Able to work independently with minimal supervision
Excellent attention to detail
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.SM
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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