• Pearson Education
  • Bala Cynwyd , PA
  • Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
  • Full-Time

Description

Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

The Proposal Analyst takes responsibility for the entire proposal process from RFP receipt to high-quality proposal creation and delivery in a high-volume environment. The Proposal Analyst works closely with Business Development, Program Management, Channel, Operations, Legal, Finance, Content Development, Measurement, Test Publishing, Global Business Solutions, and other teams as required to develop and deliver high-quality, compelling proposals. The Proposal Analyst is also responsible for facilitating bid strategy sessions and assisting the Director, Global Proposals with research and process improvement projects.

Proposal Response Development

  • Guarantee successful delivery of superior quality proposals

  • Write new text or customize existing text for proposal responses

  • Review RFP in detail and identify mandatory business requirements

  • Create or obtain proposal appendices

  • Accurately incorporate all edits from reviewers

  • Ensure 100% accurate and clear cost proposal/forms

  • Ensure compliance with RFP requirements

  • Coordinate and produce final proposal documents with the support of the Proposal Coordinator

  • Track shipment

  • Conduct research for process improvement projects

  • Update and maintain boilerplate

  • Bid Strategy and RFP Review Meeting Facilitation

  • Schedule facilitate, and actively participate in bid strategy meetings to prepare proposal response

  • Recommend solutions for proposal response based on prior proposal experience

  • Ensure all aspects of RFP are addressed with pertinent SMEs (subject matter experts)

  • Review RFPs in detail and identify mandatory requirements

  • Prepare fact sheets/proposal outlines

  • Monitor state web sites for incoming RFPs and prepare for RFP receipt

    Proofread and edit various proposals as needed by the department

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience:

  • BA or BS, preferably in English, Journalism, or Business or similar degree

  • 2 to 4 years proposal writing or similar experience

  • Masters degree in English, Journalism or Business preferred

  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Word and moderate proficiency with Excel, Visio, Project, and PowerPoint

  • Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Good verbal skills, excellent written communication skills

  • Above average writing and editing skills required

  • Ability to conceptualize and think creatively

  • Ability to work comfortably with executive team

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Flexibility to work under tight deadlines

  • Curious and quick learning

  • Team leading skills

  • Effective relationship building and maintaining skills with team and senior management

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Time management, planning, multi-task and project management skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong PC skills

  • Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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