Proposal Specialist – Winnipeg District in Winnipeg, MB

PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Branch Winnipeg MB CA

Proposal Specialist – Winnipeg District
Winnipeg, MB

and competency with InDesign as the principal layout tool, and with Adobe Creative Suite Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and Outlook…

Manage the proposal process from start to finish ensuring a top quality, competitive and winning response to comprehensive Requests for Proposals and related documents. “Proposals” may include: Expressions of Interest (EOI); Requests for Qualifications (RFQ); Requests for Proposal (RFP)

Assist with RFP review process including reviewing RFP requirements, development of proposal outline and timeline/assignments (Proposal Plan), and identifying questions, concerns and potential risks to inform the Strategic Visioning and proposal planning stage of the process

Coordinate and participate in the kick-off ‘Strategic Visioning’ and Proposal Planning session, ensuring that all key proposal stakeholders are represented; Champion / Chair meetings as necessary throughout the proposal process

Translate a proposal ‘Vision’ into a compelling proposal layout and graphic design working primarily in InDesign (with full command of Adobe Suite), and creating compelling graphics and visual communication strategies, including strategic image selection and/or acquisition

Research the customer to understand their environment, politics, limitations, hot points and other factors that will translate to a response that wins; Coordinate with PCL client managers to secure all relevant information/intelligence on client to inform and shape strategic responses

Assist with developing and applying an overall strategy in a manner that is compliant with the proposal requirements and is consistent with Corporate objectives/policies/goals

Review prior submissions for relevance and applicability to new proposals. Develop a database of success rates and customer feedback on our responses. Work with our teams to apply lessons learned and improve the quality of our proposals

Delegate tasks amongst proposal stakeholders throughout the proposal process and monitor progress to ensure timely response and input to meet proposal deadlines

Assemble and review responses for compliance, accuracy and content, and coordinate/participate in review sessions with teammates/stakeholders to ensure the integrity of all documents and solutions

Act as a role model to other staff members, by consistently adhering to company values;

Attend department-sponsored and other training programs as necessary

Other duties as required to evolve your role within the company

3+ years’ experience in a similar capacity

Design / graphic design / communications / marketing and/or visual communications background and/or education or related experience

Bachelor’s Degree or a Diploma in marketing or business administration is a requirement. The combination of experience and / or education will also be considered

Outstanding communication skills (written, oral, comprehension)

Advanced knowledge and competency with InDesign as the principal layout tool, and with Adobe Creative Suite

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and Outlook

Superior project management skills with strong organization and time management skills

Strong collaborator and facilitator who can readily adapt to differing team / pursuit dynamics

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects

Ability to readily grasp concepts, technical processes

Self-directed, results-oriented, able to work under extremely tight deadlines

Strong attention to detail, strong people skills, good judgment and strong problem-solving skills

Knowledge of the construction industry and related procurement processes would be considered an asset

Working Conditions:
The PCL family of companies are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for, and we aspire to be the most respected builder, renowned for excellence, leadership, and unsurpassed value.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2014-09-13
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