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Accenture Federal - Proposal Writer - Associate Manager in Arlington, Virginia

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Arlington, VA

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture, helps U.S. federal agencies build the government of the future. With 9,000 dedicated US employees, Accenture Federal Services is uniquely positioned to support federal agencies in shattering the status quo, achieving profound efficiencies and relentlessly delivering results. Accenture Federal Services is a long-time and trusted resource for the federal community. Every cabinet level agency in the United States-and 20 of the country's largest federal government agencies-have worked with Accenture Federal Services to achieve outcomes and move toward high performance. Join us and you can help our federal clients achieve what matters most, powering the services that touch the nation every day.

The Proposal Writer - Associate Manager leads and is responsible for authoring compliant, compelling, and responsive proposal response volumes/sections. The Proposal Writer adds value to the overall team operations through implementing innovative process improvements and generating assets to improve the team’s service delivery capabilities.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Leads the development of a compelling storyline that clearly and concisely articulates Accenture’s strengths, differentiation, and value proposition in the context of customer insight through close collaboration with the account team, subject matter experts (SMEs), solution architects (SAs), and other authors

  • May specialize in a proposal volume or capability such as management, technical topic areas, past performance, and editorial

  • Provides volume status updates to Sales leadership

  • Facilitates meetings with SMEs/SAs to capture solution information for development of compliant proposal sections and take ownership of a specific content area

  • Manages content development to meet color review expectations and executes quality control functions for compliance with RFx and proposal design standards

  • Conducts interviews with SMEs/SAs to translate solution ideas into colloquial terms in the written response

  • Participates in pursuit strategy and solution design meetings to understand solution direction, strengths, and key solution components

  • Contribute to graphics ideation

  • Provides guidance, training, and subject matter expertise in proposal writing best practices and PRC standards

  • Contributes content to the Content Repository

  • Leads and supports operational initiatives for continuous improvement within the Writing team and across Proposal Response Center

  • Proactively identifies areas of improvement, plans/implements improvements, and follows through to execute activities across the team/stakeholders to achieve continuous improvement objectives

Basic Qualifications:

  • U.S.Citizenship required

  • 5 years experience in federal government proposal development and management

  • 3 years experience proposal or technical writing for multi-million dollar opportunities

  • Solid knowledge of developing proposals in response to Federal Request for Proposals (RFPs)

  • Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Share Point, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be able to understand technical concepts and convey in verbal and written form

  • Must be able to effectively and simultaneously manage multiple, high volume efforts, while delivering value added and cost-effective proposals/solutions to the requestor

  • Superior oral and written communication skills; excellent grammar, writing, and proofreading skills with attention to detail

  • Solid organization skills, detail orientation, and ability to prioritize; Ability to deliver client-ready materials under strict deadline

  • APMP Certification

  • Strong record of supporting winning proposals

  • Technical background

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a federal contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.