Proposal Developer/Proposal Coordinator- Companion Data Services



Job Description

Why should you join the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina family of companies? Other companies come and go, but for more than seven decades we've been part of the national landscape, with our roots firmly embedded in the South Carolina community. We are the largest insurance company in South Carolina ... and much more. We are one of the nation's leading administrators of government contracts. We operate one of the most sophisticated data processing centers in the Southeast. We also have a diverse family of subsidiary companies that allows us to build on a variety of business strengths. We deliver outstanding service to our customers. If you are dedicated to the same philosophy, consider joining our team!

What you'll do
Daily activities/tasks include maintenance of unit procedures and process documentation, review of content developed by subject matter experts to ensure the content is compliant, compelling, credible, correct, consistent, concise and clear. Schedule and facilitate review updates, pink, red, gold team reviews, technical work sessions. Organization is comparable to a Fire Department! When not engaged in a response effort, maintenance and housekeeping tasks are underway. When there is a proposal response underway, the focus is on that item and all that goes with preparing and submitting a winning response!

Coordinates the overall proposal management process and provides guidance into the proposal-related policies, processes, and procedures. Facilitates all phases of the proposal life cycle to ensure complete, compliant, responsive, and customer-centric proposals are delivered on time for various solicitations (RFPs, RFIs, RFQs, task orders, etc.) ranging from minimum size and complexity to very large efforts requiring coordination with multiple business partners.

The perfect applicant will:
  • Develops and executes strategies and plans to ensure development, documentation, and delivery of quality, thorough, timely, and accurate solicitation responses that meet the client's requirements. Coordinates response activities such as scheduling, resource coordination, status reporting, and document reviews.
  • Facilitates development of appropriate, accurate, and differentiating proposal response materials from across multiple business units to include content development, editing, document design, and graphic design support.
  • Provides guidance to team members on the proposal development life cycle, related processes, and procedures. Contributes to the development and documentation of department policies and procedures. Processes recommendations and tasks for related business units (such as Business Development).
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of departmental resources such as knowledge bases, proposal management tools, and user repositories.

Required Education:
  • Bachelor's degree - any job-related field OR
  • 4 years of job-related work experience OR
  • 2 years of job-related experience plus an associate degree in any job-related field

Required Work Experience:
  • 5 years technical writing and/or proposal development experience.
  • Work experience includes a minimum of 2 years of proposal development experience in an IT environment.
  • Includes technical document development design experience.

Preferred Work Experience:
  • Technical writing experience in an IT environment.
  • Proposal writing and/or editing experience, preferably in a marketing organization.
  • Project lead or project management experience.
  • Experience using document management software packages.
  • Foundation certification from the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP)
  • Familiar with the Shipley Methodology

Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Solid presentation skills and the ability to communicate, influence, and gain commitment from team members.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to work effectively on several projects simultaneously, independently as well as with groups.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, including management, highly skilled technical staff, non-technical personnel, and with external clients.

Preferred Skills and Abilities:
  • As needed, capacity to work weekends and holidays to meet deliverable timelines.
  • Broad understanding of corporate products and processes.

Required Software and Tools:
  • PC, copier and fax machine.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products, MS Project, Visio, Adobe products, or other equivalent software products.

Preferred Software and Tools:
  • High level skills with MS Word, Adobe Acrobat DC PRO
  • Intermediate skills with MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Visible Thread

What to Expect Next:

After submitting your application, our recruiting team members will review your resume to ensure you meet the qualifications. This may include a brief telephone interview or email communication with our recruiter to verify resume specifics and salary requirements. Management will be conducting interviews with those candidates who qualify with prioritization given to those candidates who demonstrate the preferred qualifications

We participate in E-Verify and comply with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and our subsidiary companies maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment to promote employment opportunities for persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other legally protected status. Additionally, as a federal contractor, the company maintains Affirmative Action programs to promote employment opportunities for minorities, females, disabled individuals and veterans. It is our policy to provide equal opportunities in all phases of the employment process and to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail or call 1-800-288-2227, ext. 43172 with the nature of your request. We will make a determination regarding your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.