Data Recognition Corporation

Business Development/Proposals Specialist

Location
Maple Grove, MN
Posted
Jun 09, 2018
Closes
Jul 09, 2018
Ref
r2018-2345_1
Contact
Data Recognition Corporation
Category
Business
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Summary:

This position is responsible for leading the proposal effort for Survey proposals and supporting business development efforts for DRC's Survey division. This includes writing/proofreading/editing of proposal text; assisting with proposal scope definition and communication; proposal coordination and assembly; research and opportunity identification; and other relevant business development activities.

Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Review Request for Proposals (RFPs) to determine response requirements and create plan for DRC's proposal response.
  • Write, proofread, and edit proposal text to ensure that proposal requirements are met and text accurately reflects DRC's capabilities and proposed work plan.
  • Perform word processing/desktop publishing for proposals, including design and layout of text and production of graphics, to ensure all proposal text is formatted appropriately and consistently.
  • Assist with the communication of scope information to internal resource areas.
  • Communicate with subcontractors (or prime contractors when DRC is a subcontractor) regarding proposal requirements (corporate capabilities statements, staffing, letters of commitment, etc.).
  • Coordinate and quality-check overall finished proposal product including all required sections, forms, appendices, etc.
  • Suggest and implement improvements to both the design and content of proposals in order to keep DRC competitive.
  • Assist with online searching, site registrations, and monitoring activities to identify relevant RFPs.
  • Organize, update, and maintain file directories of business development materials.
  • Support other business development initiatives as needed (materials for oral presentations/site visits, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Education, Business Administration, Marketing or a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years of work experience in communications, technical writing, marketing, business development, proposal development, or related field.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading/editing skills and the capability to produce text that is clear, easily understood, and well organized.
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills. Ability to interact with multiple levels of internal resources, external clients, and vendors.
  • Strong attention-to-detail and organizational skills.
  • Project management experience and skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and solve problems and issues independently.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and familiar with all other Microsoft office programs, Adobe Acrobat, and Visio.
  • Knowledge of the survey industry preferred

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Report to work promptly when scheduled
  • Be able to work with little supervision
  • Be able to accept feedback from various stakeholders
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Relate effectively and work respectfully with diverse work groups
  • Ability to consistently perform well during times of increased work load
  • Set and meet deadlines
  • Manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Other duties as needed

Reporting to this position: No direct reports

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for up to 8 hour periods of time
  • Ability to look at a computer monitor, utilize a keyboard and/or mouse for up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds as necessary

DRC retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V


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