Company: XPO Logistics, Inc.
Location: High Point
Posted on: March 16, 2019
Logistics done differently. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. As the Proposal Writer, you will be responsible for managing the process of the development, maintenance and production of client proposals, sales support materials and other special projects. You'll collaborate with team members in functional groups such as Sales, Engineering, Operations, Finance and IT to build impactful presentations. You'll also oversee the collaboration, coordination and management of this function across the organization, including quality assurance, process standardization, compliance and workload balancing. Become a part of our rapidly growing global team and we'll help you develop your career to a level that will exceed your expectations. Pay, benefits and more. We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan. What you'll do on a typical day: Develop, write, edit and submit business development proposals for complex business-to-business services Review customer requests for information (RFIs) and requests for proposals (RFPs); interpret requirements and coordinate responses Participate in the internal storyboarding process with all involved parties to develop the content of the response, including the assignment of responsibilities for completing different aspects of the project Identify and articulate the specific value we offer for current and potential clients Research client websites for relative strategic information, corporate mission, values and future plans, as well as logos/applicable branding information for use in the proposal Manage the proposal process in terms of gathering the pieces/inputs from the participating departments within tight timelines Delegate task responsibilities to team members; oversee accountability on deliverables from the different departments to ensure completion by deadline Create new templates and collateral materials as needed; customize and improve existing materials Perform content edits for clarity to ensure a concise value proposition and consistency in the proposed solution Conduct technical edits to evaluate the standard look and feel for final production (e.g., grammar, format, brand alignment, etc.) Edit, format, print, collate and deliver information to the customer in required format, including reviewing the overall appearance, completeness and correctness of the final product Design PowerPoint slides and edit/format existing slides/presentations as needed What you need to succeed at XPO: At a minimum, you'll need: Bachelor's degree 3 or more years of relevant work experience Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook) It'd be great if you also have: Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, English, Marketing, Communications or related field 3 or more years of experience as a proposal or grant writer/coordinator Business development/sales support experience Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills; able to work under tight deadlines while maintaining quality control Excellent listening, decision-making and interpersonal skills Ability to remain versatile; able to modify personal style and navigate the subtleties of various personalities and situations Be part of something big. XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oreal, Toyota and many others. We're the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we're just getting started. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
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