Welcome to one of the toughest and mostfulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools,most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitlessopportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work.The Senior ProposalWriter will be working with our Account Executives andHealthcare domain experts to develop winning content to effectively communicatethe expertise, experience and benefits Optum has to offer the Department ofDefense (DoD) Military Health System (MHS) and our VA customers.As a leader and one of the largest companies in the healthcareindustry we have a unique opportunity to bring best commercial practices to ourFederal clients within the DoD Military Health System and the VA. An effective response depends upon ourability to communicate the features and benefits of our technical offering in away that is accurate, clear, persuasive and compliant with all RFPrequirements. This Senior Proposal Writer position would support our DoD and VAhealth care proposals as we bring a broader set of Optum capabilities andexpertise to our Federal customers.Primary Responsibilities:Assist proposal manager with project management support, research, and strategic input to the pursuit team to drive high impact, differentiated content focused on the requirements as defined by the customer.Contribute to various Proposal team initiatives and projects to improve quality and efficiency of proposal development efforts.Revise content per color team review feedbackIndividual Proposal Sections:Interview SMEs as necessary to understand the technical solution and record its features and benefitsWrite draft original content that is compliant, clear, and accurateCollaborate with authors and Volume Leads on reviews and revisions of draft contentIntegrated Proposal Documents:Review and rewrite proposal content for clarity: Identify confusing text or artwork, incomprehensible statements caused by missing material, discrepancies in meaning, and irrelevant or inappropriate material If sections need to be rewritten for any reason, validate changes with the original author(s) or SME(s)If any inconsistencies are discovered that the proposal writer cannot fix themselves, they must reach out to author(s) / SME(s) for clarification
RequiredQualifications:Bachelor's degree (or higher) in English, journalism, communications or related field with 5+ years equivalent experience or High School Diploma / GED with 8 + years experience developing compliant and compelling proposal content around Health Care Delivery Services and Healthcare Operations for the DoD (MHS) and / or VA customers.Must have experience and be well versed in Federal government proposals processProficient with Word (creating and editing documents), Excel (general spreadsheet navigation), Outlook (email and calendar) and PowerPoint (creating and editing slides / presentations)PreferredQualifications:Experience with Privia (for managing proposal content) preferredSoft Skills:Able to write persuasively and clearly (writing sample will need to be provided)Will be required to meet firm deadlinesExcellent research skills and able to identify relevant information is highly desiredExcellent organizational and time-management skillsAble to work effectively with individuals at varying levels of the organization with a demonstrated ability to create, build, and maintain relationships internally and externallySuperior communication skills: Listening, note taking, writing, presentation, interpersonalAble to work independently with minimal supervisionExcellent attention to detailCareerswith Optum.Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective;make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we usethe world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide healthand lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goalis to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part ofthe UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of thegreatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in orderto reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performanceteams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas inone incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's bestwork.SMDiversity creates a healthier atmosphere:UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Actionemployer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protectedveteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected bylaw. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace.Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.Keywords: ProposalWriter, proposals, proposal content, Department of Defense, DoD, MilitaryHealth System, MHS, Health Care Delivery, Veterans Affairs, McLean, VA
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