Proposal Specialist SciQuest
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The Proposal Specialist will own the development and content completion of RFP/RFI and related documents. This includes setting timelines, providing content writing assignments, assisting with writing and editing, collation and pageantry of final documents. The Proposal Specialist will collaborate with our solutions, sales, engineering, product marketing, legal, finance and management teams and utilize their knowledge of technology, procurement, standards, processes, and procedures to complete these documents. The Proposal Specialist is responsible for managing the RFX Tracker, prioritizing all incoming RFX requests and resource planning to support RFX activity. Individual must have strong technical writing and editing skills as well as the ability to understand technology and quickly become proficient with SciQuest products and solutions. In addition, this individual will support the production of these documents through editing, formatting, and printing/production. Key deliverable is the creation and management of a knowledge management system and process for improvement of the RFP creation process.
Own the SQ RFX process including management of the tracker including current, future and completed RFXs as well as setting priorities for all incoming or recently released RFXs.
Manage RFX responses from the time they come to SciQuest through completion of the response.
Responsible for developing, planning, writing, editing and final completion of complex RFPs and RFIs, including key content development.
Ensure all RFXs assigned are completed, printed (where appropriate) and shipped to prospective customers and account executives on time.
Manage knowledge management system including populating with accurate and up-to-date responses to key RFX questions as well as maintaining content for quality control purposes.
Work with multiple SciQuest departments to obtain and edit content required to respond to RFXs.
Work closely with solutions engineering to support, create, write and complete technical content including use cases, solutions scenarios, product and company capabilities in response to RFP/RFI
Develop business relationships among internal associates to ensure effective management of proposal generation.
Create Company style and brand guide for consistency in proposals and other materials
Become SciQuest product subject matter expert by direct interaction with solutions engineering, engineering and product marketing and management.
Provide feedback and support document reviews specific to technical and other documents that are complex in nature. Includes white papers, technical articles, and product capability descriptions.
Support Marketing Communications in the development of case studies and business case scenarios.
Manage and schedule response activity and necessary team meetings.
Develop outlines and compliance matrices per RFP/RFI instructions. Develop and document standards, processes and best practices for proposal and other content creation.
Develop and maintain key RFX metrics and benchmarks and report results to team on monthly/quarterly basis.
Other duties as assigned.
Poposal management experience working specifically within technology company preferred
Previous technical writing experience in a technology / software company preferred
Strong writing, editing, quantitative and verbal communication skills required.
Experience managing projects using Agile Methodology a plus.
Ability to design, document and implement processes and process improvements. Six Sigma/Lean methodology and knowledge a plus.
Must have excellent project management skills with the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple RFXs at any given time.
Must possess ability to work independently and within the team to meet deadlines and prepare materials with a high degree of accuracy.
Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, proactive, resourceful, and able to exercise sound judgment.
Procurement, Supply Chain or similar functional experience preferred
Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe.
Knowledge management systems experience preferred.
Bachelor?s Degree in Business Administration, Business Management or Communications related discipline preferred.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Position resides at SciQuest headquarters in Cary, NC
Minimal Travel Required
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