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Proposal Specialist

Date:  Sep 23, 2021
Req ID:  46354
Remote Position:  Yes
Country:  US
Line of Business:  VSP Vision Care
Division:  Marketing

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting

General Summary

Develop strategic proposals in response to low to moderate complexity RFPs. Serve as proposal strategist by leading RFP strategy meetings that include appropriate corporate and field business partners and senior level management to develop proposal responses that are both compliant and compelling. 

Essential Functions

Develops proposals in response to RFPs received for clients and prospects in strategic business units. 


Responsible for collaborating with corporate and sales business partners to develop the most compelling proposals based on analysis of RFP requirements, client attributes and related data points. 


Manage multiple concurrent RFPs, requiring outside resources and crossing divisions to produce the most effective, competitively positioned, client-focused proposals. 


Serve as project manager on each proposal and consult with corporate and division partners to develop compelling proposal content.


Develop, document, and manage proposal project to ensure role clarity and timely response for each RFP.


Evaluate and interpret RFP requirements/questions, as well as effective use of client-required systems (i.e., online RFP applications, etc.) 


Understand and leverage VSP product and competitor knowledge to customize client-focused content for each assigned proposal.  


Ensure all proposals are consistent to market positioning and approved key messages.


Write and edit copy for strategic proposals.

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:


Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications, or related experience.  


Minimum of three years’ experience in related communications work for a variety of mediums and customizing content to targeted audiences for technical or proposal writing.


Demonstrated ability to use creative ideas to enhance communications projects. 


Project management, analytical and problem solving ability.


Verbal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to speak in group situations with clear and concise communication.


Strong writing, editing, communication, presentation, organization, and planning skills.


Ability to organize individual responsibilities for multiple tasks, resulting in the timely and accurate completion and delivery of tasks.


Proficiency with word processing, flowcharts, and spreadsheet applications.


Excellent interpersonal skills to foster cooperation amongst business partners and coordinate internal as well as external resource/workload.


Regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties.


Ability to work with individuals from all levels of organization.


Proficient in word processing and desktop publishing applications.


Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable.  Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust etc.

The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Pre-Sales, RFP, Ophthalmic, Outside Sales, Marketing Communications, Sales, Healthcare, Marketing

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