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Proposal and Marketing Content Specialist at Procom

Proposal and Marketing Content Specialist

Procom Toronto, Ontario Full-Time
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Proposal and Marketing Content Specialist

The Opportunity:

Edsembli is seeking a seasoned professional to join their commercial team as a Proposal and Marketing Content Specialist. The company is a specialized software solutions vendor that provides back-office IT services (similar in scope to ERP-type services) to the K-12 education sector. It serves over 1.7-million students across North America, providing a suite of services for school administration and student information systems.

This role provides the opportunity to:

  • Join a small, talented and driven Software as a Service product team
  • Build a foundation for long-term career growth in a growing, entrepreneurial IT firm
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and lead Edsembli’s sales/marketing content creation and proposal response activities
  • Lead project teams that deliver effective sales and marketing materials as well as proposal responses with persuasive themes and other elements to ensure winning bids
  • Work in a collaborative Client Management Services team that supports the efforts of account managers to respond to and serve customer expectations

The Company:

Edsembli has a long history of providing school boards and districts with productive and cost-effective enterprise technology. With offerings that include Student Information Systems (SIS) as well as Human Resources & Payroll (HRP), and Finance (FIN) modules, the company delivers a complete back office IT solution to schools as they seek to access and share information, deliver efficiencies and make better administrative decisions.

The Role:

  • Organize and deliver corporate commercial capabilities:
    • Understand RFP and procurement language/processes to establish commercial strategies for qualifying, demonstrating compliance and responding to customer requests
    • Prepare responses to RFP’s and sole-source procurement inquiries, in a timely fashion
    • Collaborate with the Legal and Finance & Admin teams, as well as Client Management Services and regional account managers, to ensure external commercial responses and proposals are of the highest quality, compliance, and persuasiveness
  • Conduct thorough research on industry-related topics, generating ideas for new content types and proofreading articles before publication.
  • Producing online content with a keen eye for detail
  • Ultimately, you’ll deliver quality writing pieces that appeal to our audiences, attract customers and boost brand awareness.

Responsibilities:

  • Be the go-to leader at Edsembli for proposal responses and commercial info:
    • Perform detailed analysis of RFP/RFQ/RFI documents to assess requirements
    • Develop compelling proposal narratives that demonstrate the company’s value proposition
    • Ensure proposals properly address SOW, identify missing information, evaluate assumptions, identify risks, evaluate costs, ensure text and responses match requirements
    • Write key sections of proposals including “boilerplate” corporate references, solutions, project delivery methodologies and schedules (with ability to port from one RFP/document to the next)
    • Lead kick-off meetings, assign and coordinate sections, and project manage schedules
    • Work with regional account managers to deliver responses to customers and third-party brokers
    • Monitor procurement boards, external sites throughout North America, and all other sources of release to build the proposal funnel
  • Research and maintain a well-organized and accessible knowledge base of commercial resources that make responses more likely to win new clients
  • Write clear marketing copy to promote our products/services
  • Update website content as needed
  • Prepare well-structured drafts using Content Management Systems
  • Proofread and edit blog posts before publication
  • Create marketing and design items to illustrate articles
  • Conduct simple keyword research and use SEO guidelines to increase web traffic
  • Promote content on social media
  • Identify needs and gaps in our content and recommend new topics
  • Ensure all-around consistency (style, fonts, images and tone)

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 to 10 years of experience in proposal and marketing content writing
  • Experience with RFP compliance and bid response development
  • Experience doing research using multiple sources
  • Experience with website content publications
  • Experience promoting a business through social media
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English
  • Hands-on experience with Content Management Systems (e.g. Sharepoint)
  • Knowledge of MS Word, MS Project and related RFP creation tools
 

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