Deloitte Pursuit Manager (Proposal Writing) - State Government Focus in Parsippany, New Jersey
Pursuit Manager/Proposal Manager - State Government FocusDo you love writing and managing business proposals? Passionate about persuasive business writing for new business opportunities? Then we re looking for talent like you to join our Pursuit Management team!What you'll do Deloitte Services LP is currently searching for a Pursuit (Proposal) Manager who will work within our Market Development organization in supporting the pursuit of new business. This pursuit management professional will be responsible for leading the development of State Government-focused pursuit strategies and persuasive deliverables that differentiate and create a competitive advantage for our State Government teams. Required competencies include project management, sales/marketing strategy, messaging, and overall communications skills. Responsibilities include the following: In accordance with specific targeted objectives, guide proposal teams in developing and refining a strategy for the pursuit process. This role involves acting as a sales consultant from pre-proposal to oral presentation stages, applying targeting/sales principles to identify win themes, creating compelling messages, brainstorming solutions to challenges, and identifying benefits for clients.Manage specific projects, including - but not limited to - proposals and pursuit deliverables. Collaborate with State Government client service professionals, graphic design team, marketing professionals, and fellow pursuit consultants to ensure on-time completion and a high level of quality.Assume ownership for the development of focused proposal language relating to client's expectations and our organization's differentiators/competitive advantages.Help with persuasive messages based on information provided from research profiles, meetings with proposal team members, direct meetings with client staff and management, and knowledge of organization offerings. Collaborate with graphic design team to develop visual themes that support key messages and appropriately address target audience.Encourage interaction among core proposal team members and recommend the involvement of additional professionals with specific technical and industry expertise to provide a well-rounded solution to address the client's need, as appropriate.Act as the central point for proposal development process including evaluation of requirements, gathering raw proposal materials from service delivery team members, transforming and consolidating team member input into clear and effective responses, and complying with all solicitation response requirements. Manage and coach a large team of professionals on oral presentation skills. Debrief teams on leading practices that come out of consulting pursuits and trainingThe teamThe power of Market Development is in our people and assets. Deloitte Market Development has over 2,000 professionals and significant firm assets that strengthen our brand and grow our firm. Our role is to deliver unique insights, create powerful experiences, build strong relationships and win work for all businesses. Requirements includeBachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or related discipline5-10 years of proposal writing experience in a corporate environmentState Government proposal writing experience preferredExcellent communicator, writer, editor, leader, and strategistExceptional project management and people management skillsOutstanding ability to work with people at all levels, including senior executives; team playerAbility to work in a demanding, deadline-driven environmentMust be able to work with grace and efficiency under pressureAttention to detail and great follow-up skills essentialAbility to analyze data and make sound observations and recommendations quicklyExperience in public speaking or delivering oral presentationsLight edit/proofreadingPosition will involve travel, roughly 20-40% depending on where the candidate is based.How you ll growAt Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. 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