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Associate Proposal Writer, Enterprise Solutions & Analytics (remote)

Huron Consulting Group


Location:
North Chicago, IL 60088
Date:
11/04/2020
2020-11-042021-02-03
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Job Details

Associate Proposal Writer, Enterprise Solutions & Analytics (remote)

Job ID: JR-0000442

Category: Enterprise Solutions & Analytics Consulting

Opportunity Type: Experienced

Country: United States

Office Locations: Chicago - IL ; New York - NY

The Opportunity:

Consulting companies are not all created equal and while Huron values a humble attitude, we dont mind admitting one fact: the collective experience of our colleagues and our global footprint gives us a distinct edge in the Enterprise Solutions & Analytics arena. Because our clients rely on Hurons forward-thinking perspective, we take the brightest consultants and immerse them in a collaborative culture that fosters brilliance.
As a leader of cloud implementations, we have significant Oracle, Workday and Salesforce expertise are a top five Oracle Partner, top 15 Salesforce partner and one of the fastest growing Workday partners in North America. With inspiring capabilities in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Intelligence, Data Integration (and so much more), Huron guarantees to ignite your true potential.
The innovation and insight we develop today become the solutions of tomorrow.

Position Summary:

The purpose of this role is to assist Enterprise Solution & Analytics (ES&A) business leaders in their sales efforts by driving the preparation of proposals, meeting materials and content during the sales process. This individual will act as a partner to business leaders, look for ways to improve overall quality, gain alignment and accountability, and ensure deliverables are on time and of the highest quality.
With a primary focus on supporting the proposal development process in response to RFI/RFPs, this individual will seek to work efficiently and project manage appropriately. This person will be a driver of the overall process gaining alignment and buy-in of team members, ensuring clarity of responsibilities, and escalating when appropriate. In addition, this individual will work across the ES&A practice to secure and harvest content and ensure it is tagged correctly and loaded into the technology platform for broader practice utilization.

The team also looks to this individual to gather feedback on responses and content, improve processes/actions based on feedback, update where needed, present and implement new ideas, and help in developing additional sales enablement tools for the assigned practice. This person will be asked to train and mentor other team members in best practices and new processes.

Key Responsibilities:
Support the daily sales content needs for the ES&A practice, with particular emphasis on developing proposals (this includes, but not limited to, RFP/RFIs, Orals Presentations, Statement of Works (SOWs), and Change Orders). This role is responsible for assembling the cross functional team (working closely with lead MD) and driving the process for assignment of responsibilities including the timeline by work product and for executive review. This individual will serve as the interface to corporate functions (i.e. Legal) to ensure necessary information gathering and reviews are completed. Lastly, this individual will be responsible for assembling and proofreading the final product to ensure delivery of a professional proposal including final review of all formatting and brand related items.
Responsible for becoming highly familiar with solutions and key resources for ES&A and serves as interface to broader enablement team (and enterprise-wide leadership) to share suggested sales asset opportunities (presentation, sales sheet, playbook, etc), feedback, trends and coordinate updates.
Responsible for ensuring all proposal response content is identified with proper content owner, tagged to enable intuitive categorization and uploaded to the sales asset management system (Seismic). In addition, the role is responsible for developing content review/update cycles to ensure overall accuracy and relevancy.
Contribute to the continued optimization of proposal best practices and resource training. Which includes co-leading training sessions, developing tools, gathering input for continuous improvement and driving adoption of our sales asset management tool and adherence to content update cadence.
Review bid scoring criteria as well as dashboards to make help business leaders make bid/no bid recommendations and further optimize our processes and team members.

Qualifications:

Related Experience & Core Competencies
Demonstrated ability to serve as a proposal development leader and overall driver of the process (assign responsibilities, lead timeline, manage action item register, develop risk mitigation plan, establish executive updates/escalation, leverage shared resources), resulting in on time, quality deliverables.
Strong executive presence and ability to navigate different leadership styles and availability.
Rigorous attention to detail and focus on quality of deliverables.
Strong negotiation skills, proven consensus builder, and strong ability to build relationships with leaders.
Strong writing and editing skills. Includes deep understanding of how to leverage MS formatting and editing capabilities (especially in Word and PowerPoint).
Demonstrated experience as self-starter with limited need for supervision with ability to take complex issues and tease apart for phased execution.
Ability to be available after hours and weekends as needed / directed by deadlines.
Minimum of 5 years experience in b to b firm. Previous experience with Proposal/RFP development and tools (Sharepoint, Seismic, Salesforce, Shipley, APMP) is highly desired.

About Huron:

At Huron, were redefining what a consulting organization can be. We go beyond advice to deliver results that last. We inherit our clients challenges as if they were our own. We help them transform for the future. We advocate. We make a difference. And we intelligently, passionately, relentlessly do great worktogether.

Are you the kind of person who stands ready to jump in, roll up your sleeves and transform ideas into action? Then come discover Huron.

Whether you have years of experience or come right out of college, we invite you to explore our many opportunities. Find out how you can use your talents and develop your skills to make an impact immediately. Learn about how our culture and values provide you with the kind of environment that invites new ideas and innovation. Come see how we collaborate with each other in a culture of learning, coaching, diversity and inclusion. And hear about our unwavering commitment to make a difference in partnership with our clients, shareholders, communities and colleagues.

Huron Consulting Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and dependents; a 401(k) plan with a generous employer match; an employee stock purchase plan; a generous Paid Time Off policy; and paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Our Wellness Program supports employee total well-being by providing free annual health screenings and coaching, bank at work, and on-site workshops, as well as ongoing programs recognizing major events in the lives of our employees throughout the year. All benefits and programs are subject to applicable eligibility requirements.

Huron is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity to job applicants and employees in recruitment, hiring, employment, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, training, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Huron will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, religion, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, creed, citizenship or any other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we do business. We endeavor to maintain a drug-free workplace. Huron will consider qualified applications with criminal history in accordance with applicable laws.

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