Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Arlington, VA

 

We are:

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture, helps U.S. federal agencies build the government of the future. With over 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.

 

You are:

The Proposal Writer who will lead and is responsible for authoring compliant, compelling, and responsive proposal response volumes/sections. You add value to the overall team operations through implementing innovative process improvements and generating assets to improve the team’s service delivery capabilities.


The work:

  • Leads the development of a compliant and 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
  • Provide writing support services ranging from co-authoring, one-voice editing, and copy-editing
  • 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


Qualifications

Here's what you need:
  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • 12 years experience proposal or technical writing for multi-million dollar opportunities
  • 10 years experience in federal government proposal development and management  
  • Solid knowledge of developing proposals in response to Federal Request for Proposals (RFPs)
  • 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
  • Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Share Point, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat
  • This position can work remotely but you must live within 90 miles of Arlington, VA and physically be in the office on an as-needed basis
Bonus points if you have:
  • APMP Certification
  • Strong record of supporting winning proposals
  • Technical background 

Important Information
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 U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.
Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity 
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.
 
Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.
 
Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.
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