Senior Proposal Writer

Remote NC Clayton 27520

Remote position available

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.
  • Edits proposal language to ensure incorporation of strategic themes as well as compliance with proposal requirements and RFP requirements.
  • Meets with sales staff and others to review RFP and determine requirements to develop compliant, customized proposals.
  • Identifies and contacts subject matter experts throughout Magellan to get accurate information for inclusion in proposals based on requirements and platform.
  • Creates original text and coordinate illustrations, explanatory tables and/or graphics.
  • Utilizes proposal database and previous bids to provide compliant proposal responses
  • Oversees staff writers, ensuring all sections of proposal are consistent, compliant and meet all internal and external deadlines
  • Provides updated proposal information for inclusion into the database.
  • Coordinates 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


A Combination of Education and Work Experience May Be Considered. (Required), Bachelors: Communications (Required)

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements


  • 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 of communications experience to include a minimum of 2 years developing original material for publication or competitive evaluation and prior proposal experience.
  • Knowledge of proposal processes; experience writing in the healthcare or managed care industries.
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education is acceptable in lieu of degree.
  • 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.

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