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Deloitte GPS-Proposal Writer/Editor in Austin, Texas

Are you up to the challenge of being a trusted business advisor with an opportunity to influence business strategy at one the world's leading professional services firms? If you have the desire to grow with an Industry leader, gain experience in the Federal, Health, State, and Local government acquisition proposal lifecycle, and an interest in writing and editing critical proposal responses, Deloitte's Government and Public Services (GPS) team is looking for exceptional practitioners. Join our team of professionals in delivering strategic and tactical guidance in authoring comprehensive sections and volumes for senior leadership in support of government proposal development efforts.

Work you'll do

As a Pursuit Writer/Editor on our team you will:

  • Have direct accountability for writing/editing aspects of the proposal group operations:

  • Author/edit critically proposal sections with the ability to provide advice to Pursuit Managers and client service teams

  • Make significant contributions to the development and continuous improvement of proposal management processes, tools, and templates

  • Ensure documents are clear, concise, and grammatically correct

  • Edit content for grammar, one-voice, words to avoid, in accordance with RFP requirements and Deloitte Quality Assurance standards

  • Support development, perform interviews, provide analysis, evaluate, and develop content for Past Performance and Resumes per RFP requirements

  • Provide the appropriate guidance concerning the required methodologies, procedures, tools, and templates to support GPS proposal development efforts - as directed by Corporate Deloitte (brand and RFP/RFI compliant requirements)

  • Provide the ability to handle multiple, concurrent projects

  • Adjust to shifting priorities, stringent deadlines, last minute requirements, and potential evening/weekend hours to accomplish tasks within non-negotiable client deadlines

  • Develop customized pursuit style guides, acronym lists and glossaries per RFP requirements and firm standards

  • Act as the point for the proposal development process (when directed):

  • Evaluate the solicitation requirements

  • Manage a timely process by meeting or exceeding all deadlines

  • Work with technical teams to develop content that is clear, effective, and consistent

  • Demonstrate and contribute techniques and experience as appropriate

  • Guide proposal teams with less experience, in developing a strategic approach:

  • Act in a strategic role, from pre-RFP to oral presentation stages to enhance the likelihood of a win based on requirements and client knowledge

  • Brainstorm solutions with the proposal teams to provide experience-based advice with the ability to drive strategy and solutions that result in winning submissions

  • Coordinate with the account team and other teammates to tackle assignments in the most effective and efficient way possible; communicate with teammates in real time to ensure a consistent, streamlined document

  • Debrief teams after proposal submission:

  • Interview team members on successful or unsuccessful strategies and tactics to be shared with the writing, editing teams, and the account teams as requested

  • Share results to enhance the benefits of successful wins and losses (as lessons learned) to refine and enhance future proposal strategies, training, and content

  • Contribute to the development of Deloitte's proposal team in:

  • Collaborate with all levels and individuals of each proposal team

  • Support positive teambuilding

  • Take and conduct training as appropriate

  • Continue the refinement and improvement of proposal sections and responses

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with proven experience with preferred concentration in Business, English, Journalism, Marketing or Communications, or comparable work experience

  • Excellent communicator - both written and oral

  • Experience working with teams in discussions or brainstorming approaches for proposal sections/approaches

  • Experience in public speaking and presentations

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Teams, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Excel

Preferred:

  • Training in formal capture/proposal methodologies

  • Knowledge and experience in industry-wide best practices in proposal management

  • Knowledge and understanding of Federal, State, and Local government procurement regulations and practices (including FAR and DFAR)

  • Demonstrating the ability to manage time, writing, and editing with collaborative skill levels

  • Understanding of standard, and Deloitte standards for editing and proposal writing

  • Experience in proposal writing in response to Federal and/or State Request for Proposals (RFP), Non-profit or Higher Education Grant writing and analysis.

  • Possess approximately 2 - 5 years of related experience

  • Demonstrate the capacity to bring creativity and original thinking to the framing and structuring of a compliant and compelling proposal content.

People and Project Management:

  • A team player with an outstanding ability to work with people at all levels, including senior executives

  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate ideas to others, from staff to senior leaders through a resilient presence, thoughtful challenges, and use of sound judgment

  • Clear interpersonal and politically correct work environment skills, including aptitude for building relationships, understanding team dynamics, taking initiative, and solving problems

  • Keen listener, with the ability to quickly grasp ideas that can be translated into written words that will impact the client's desire to award the program to Deloitte

  • Ability to provide presentations to accounts, teammates, proposal teams and Deloitte groups as needed

  • Ability to read situations and adapt communication style to achieve results

  • Ability to work with grace and efficiency in a demanding, deadline-driven environment

  • Team-oriented with a proven ability to manage multiple projects at once

  • Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving ability, to meet all deadlines, without issues

  • Attention to detail and exceptional follow-up skills

  • Ability to analyze information and make sound observations and recommendations quickly

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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