Senior Proposal Writer

United States

Job Description

Develops complex proposals that are well-written, accurate, consistent, responsive and reflect customer-specific themes. When necessary, can manage proposals of moderate to high complexity. As needed, will oversee other writers during the development of proposals.

Essential Functions

- Edit proposal language to ensure incorporation of strategic themes as well as compliance with proposal requirements and RFP requirements.
- Meet with sales staff and others to review RFP and determine requirements to develop compliant, customized proposals.
- Identify and contact subject matter experts throughout Magellan to get accurate information for inclusion in proposals based on requirements and platform.
- Create original text and coordinate illustrations, explanatory tables and/or graphics.
- Utilize proposal database and previous bids to provide compliant proposal responses
- Oversee staff writers, ensuring all sections of proposal are consistent, compliant and meet all internal and external deadlines
- Provide updated proposal information for inclusion into the database.
- Coordinate timely production of proposals.

General Job Information


Senior Proposal Writer



Job Family

Sales Group


United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date


Date Requisition Created


Work Experience

Communications, Public Relations or Related Field, Proposals


Bachelors: Communications (Required)

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements


- Knowledge of proposal processes; experience writing in the healthcare or managed care industries.- An equivalent combination of experience and education is acceptable.- Outstanding communication skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently across multiple functions within the company. - Superior writing and editing skills. - Ability to analyze compliance-driven/technical documentation to determine customer requirements and to understand complex customer issues within the public sector, radiology or pharmacy areas.- Ability to work closely with multi-functional teams to develop a customer-specific proposal strategy.- Strong organizational, project management, analytical, and problem-solving skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, matrix environment.- Ability to create new proposal text by meeting with subject matter experts or using reference documents.?- Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite.Preferred Qualifications?Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project. Ability to adapt to new, technology-driven tools (e.g., database, online procurement systems).? Thorough understanding of managed care principles and managed care, insurance, and/or mental health, radiology or pharmacy terminology.3+ years communication experience to include a minimum of 2 years developing original material for publication or competitive evaluation and prior proposal experience.

Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.

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