CohnReznick Proposal Specialist, Chicago, IL - 134 in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5669571 CohnReznick currently has an exciting career opportunity with the Marketing team. This position can be based in Chicago, IL. We are looking for a Proposal Specialist to join our Marketing team.

If you are:

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+ A highly dedicated professional with impressive credentials and driven by new challenges and growth opportunities

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+ A team player who believes in providing world-class client service and interested in becoming immersed in various industries

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+ Looking for a work environment that values and promotes camaraderie, collaboration and giving back to the community


Look ahead. Imagine more. And consider joining the CohnReznick team.

We offer:

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+ Endless opportunities to contribute to the 11th largest professional services firm in the US

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+ A unique culture that values collaboration in everything we do

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+ A team of professionals driven by a sense of excellence, integrity, commitment to lifelong learning, respect for one another, adaptability, and making a difference

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+ A network of 2,700 professionals committed to a

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+ diverse and inclusive workplace and giving back to the communities in which we live and work

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+ Varied career paths supported by strong professional development programs and resources

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+ A flexible work environment with competitive benefits


The Marketing Proposal Specialist will be responsible for supporting pursuit teams for the Firm's Advisory Practice. The successful candidate will engage in full life-cycle sales support and proposal development, including, hosting sales strategy sessions, organizing template layout and structure, content development, conducting compliance reviews, and providing training and mentorship to junior writers. The Marketing Proposal Specialist will play a critical role in growing our Advisory Services Practice. Primary responsibilities include:

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+ Drive the creation of sales collateral to reflect the brand while addressing specific client needs including proposals, presentations, statements of qualifications, and meeting agendas

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+ Lead discussions with internal clients (sales teams) to drive a strategic approach to new business opportunities

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+ Manage the RFP response/proposal development process; including assessing requirements, acquiring content from subject matter experts and team members, formulating clear and effective responses, and complying with all solicitation requirements

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+ Review, edit, and proofread proposals and other materials to ensure accuracy, clarity, consistency of documents and to ensure compliance with Firm guidelines and standards as well as all prospective client requirements

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+ Organize, attend, and contribute to preparation meetings with pursuit teams and subject matter experts to ensure alignment and responsiveness

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+ Develop proposal content through original writing and the adaption of pre-formulated content

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+ Develop customized presentation content to support the finalist stage - presentation development includes defining meeting framework, mapping content to key messages, and managing layout and design

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+ Assign tasks to team, set expectations for delivery and develop project schedule

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+ Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders and marketing team members against strict deadlines

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+ Perform advanced document formatting and presentation design

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+ Manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal direction to the satisfaction of internal clients

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+ Work with Senior Proposal Manager and Advisory Marketing Director to develop new content and templates, ensure consistency, and bring forward new deas to improve approach and process.

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+ Ensure strict adherence to quality control methods and department processes required for quality work product and timely delivery of deliverables

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+ Develop/maintain a library of custom content and template information for advisory service lines

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+ Track the results of and collect feedback on pursuits

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+ Support other writing, editing, and marketing projects as needed


Required Skills:

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+ Bachelor's degree with writing-intensive coursework

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+ 3 - 5 years' experience in proposal development preferably in the field of IT consulting

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+ Experience bidding on both public and private sector solicitations

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+ Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills with a sharp eye for detail

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+ Strong interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels

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+ Proficiency with all MS Office applications, including graphics tools

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+ Expert use of MS Word as a desktop publishing tool

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+ Proficiency in MS SharePoint

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+ Ability to multi-task while being responsive to short deadlines and frequent changes in schedule

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+ Flexibility regarding schedule and workload and a willingness to work overtime, as needed, to meet all deadlines

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+ Ability to travel to other offices throughout NJ and NY


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