Data Recognition Corporation

Business Development/Proposals Specialist

Maple Grove, MN
Aug 07, 2018
Sep 06, 2018
Data Recognition Corporation
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time


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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