Job Description Proposal Writer (Full Time/Immediate Hire) Position Description This is a full-time W2 salaried position with benefits. We are not looking for consultants at this time. The Proposal Writer will be responsible for developing responses to RFP/RFQs primarily in the areas of IT services, professional services, cybersecurity, and management consulting. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Proposal Writer In this role, you will work with team members to help respond to Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotations (RFQs), Requests for Information (RFIs), Sources Sought Notifications (SSNs) and manage the proposal development process to ensure on-time delivery of compelling, compliant, and well-written proposals. The individual in this role should exhibit strong writing skills, excellent attention to detail, thrive in a fast-past environment, be able to track multiple ongoing projects and responsibilities simultaneously. The successful candidate is expected to be a self-starter, multitask-er who works well under pressure, and follows through on tasks in an organized manor. We are looking for a strong team member who leads by example, keeps the team informed of changes and the ability to generate creative ideas while working both independently and collaboratively. This process involves coordinating information and tasks with departments in the company; gather information from clients, and other partners or vendors to accurately determine projected costs and fees. Then, prepare a written proposal to communicate our companys ability to effectively meet the projects needs at a reasonable price. They communicate all necessary liabilities and costs of proposed contracts to management, as well as work with management and other departments to determine proper bid pricing. Maintain, augment and improve library of reusable components, templates, and processes to reduce response time and improve quality on future proposals Assist with management of proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval; entering and monitoring tracking data; coordinating requirements with contributors; contributing proposal status information to review meetings; transmitting proposals Assist with developing & preparing proposals by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, and evaluation; writing, revising, and editing drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials Gather proposal information by identifying sources of information; coordinating submissions and collections; identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals Obtain approvals by reviewing proposal with key team members and project managers if needed Improve proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate; implementing changes Direct proposal kickoff and debrief meetings, for hand off to project managers and/or administration Follow up on unsuccessful proposals to develop recommendations for improving success rate Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks Collaborate with management to develop proposal strategy, identify potential areas of improvement, solutions and themes that support the win strategy Coordinate delivery of document to ensure submission deadlines are met Format documents to meet company guidelines and standards Perform other duties as assigned by management Ensures that each assigned proposal is well written, persuasive, and compliant with the Quote Request or RFP requirements, effectively incorporating corporate strategy and themes. Maintains strong focus on and implements the corporate win strategy throughout the proposal process. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to work calmly under strict deadline pressure, individually or in a team environment and handle multiple work assignments Ability to learn quickly, demonstrate critical thinking, and make situation appropriate decisions using sound judgment Must be able to understand and discuss complex information with people of diverse occupational backgrounds High level of proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint) and Adobe tools Experience editing business writing Excellent editing skills including spelling, grammar, and punctuation Adept multi-tasker with ability to quickly organize, prioritize, and effectively delegate tasks Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to conduct independent research Strong organizational and time management skills A desire to achieve consistent improvement and winning results Must have a proven record writing/responding to of RFPs/RFQs/RFIs Ability to work in a fast-paced environment as a team player Education and Experience Bachelors degree in a related field 5+ years of experience in proposal writing Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Extensive experience reading and analyzing RFP requirements; ability to effectively identify and develop proposal Excellent organizational skills Proven experience working independently to produce draft materials under tight deadlines Capable of setting and meeting deadlines SD Solutions Culture We are a fast-growing company who puts people first. Our focus is on building the right team to provide exceptional services to our customers and to grow with our organization. We offer very competitive compensation and a very attractive benefits package. We believe in corporate citizenship and provide several levels of support to students, schools, teachers, and other organizations in our local community. If you are looking for a new opportunity to make a difference and build your career in a positive way, please join us. Were waiting for you. Equal Opportunity Employer SD Solutions, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individuals race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, discipline, and termination. Whenever possible, SD Solutions makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by law. Candidate Referral Fee Program SD Solutions wants to reward you for helping us identify qualified, talented professionals to join our team. Send us your friends and professional connections and well reward you with a cash bonus! To submit a qualified referral, please visit our website. Youll need to send the candidates contact information and/or resume to SD Solutions and include “Candidate Referral” in the subject line. Your referral must be an active candidate interested in new opportunities. You must include the candidate’s full name and contact information (i.e., email address and phone number). Please visit https://www.sdsolutionsllc.com/candidate-referral-fee-program/ for more details of the Candidate Referral Fee Program. Job Type: Full-time COVID-19 considerations: Part-time remote, part-time at client location in Rockville, MD once COVID restrictions have been lifted.