Merrick & Company is looking for an experienced Proposal Writer to support Business Development efforts in our Greenwood Village, CO office.
Desired experience includes writing copy, editing, and proofreading; researching internal documents to aid in creation of proposals, project descriptions, and resumes; proficiency with PC-based software including advanced skills in Microsoft Word; and competency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat. Experience with Adobe InDesign is strongly preferred. A bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or communications is preferred. Experience in proposal strategy and preparation for the A-E industry is preferred.
The successful candidate must be a team player with a positive attitude, who possesses excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in teams with a wide range of personalities. The candidate will work with BD leaders and capture managers to create winning proposal content and implement the win strategy, while coordinating multiple projects. The successful candidate must be able to think critically about the proposal document and evaluate how effectively the win strategy is communicated throughout. Must be self-motivated, able to take initiative, work independently, and carry projects through to successful completion. Must also be reliable, detail oriented, able to follow established formats and procedures, meet expectations for attendance and punctuality, and perform well under deadline pressure, while working with multiple levels of internal staff and teaming partners. Assigned to our Greenwood Village, Colorado, office, the position also will support other Merrick offices remotely.
The proposal coordinator researches, writes, edits, proofreads, and produces proposals, statements of qualifications, resumes, and project descriptions in compliance with various requirements, schedules, and budgets. Primary responsibilities include development of effective and competitive proposal concepts, and optimizing the written and graphic content mix, while ensuring accuracy, quality, and upholding company branding standards. Coordination is frequently required with staff graphic artists for proposal graphics. Other responsibilities include preparing for and participating in kickoff meetings and strategy sessions, coordinating with external teammates, and researching information for and maintaining the Marketing database. Merrick submittals and proposals are prepared for both private and government clients (including SF330).
Successful candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while coordinating multiple projects and multiple deadlines. The right Proposal Coordinator candidate will be energetic, enthusiastic about the sales process, willing to learn, and willing to try new things.
Required Experience and Skills
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as but not limited to: computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets, scanners and plotters.
Apply on line only. No e-mail, hard copy or third party resumes accepted.
Merrick, an employee owned company, offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes which includes; health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), unique work-life benefits, continuing education and training through the Merrick Learning Institute.
We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through excellent benefits and competitive salaries.
Merrick & Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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