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Proposal Writer (RFP) 

EOE StatementAscentis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Proposal Writer/RFP Specialist will be a key member of the Ascentis Pre-Sales Team, which and is focused on supporting our Sales Team in RFP writing and management of the RFP database content. The ideal candidate will be able to work within tight deadlines and thrive working on multiple projects.

Centered around our cultural norms, you will collaborate closely with the Sales Team, Finance, Product Management, Marketing teams as well as other internal stakeholders to ensure the Sales Teams have the support needed to execute on RFP related deadlines and goals.

Cultural Norms:

What are the general responsibilities of the position?

  • Work with cross-functional teams to author, edit and produce accurate RFP and RFI within required deadlines
  • Manage complex bid projects from start to finish: manage through stages, provide updates to all invested parties, facilitate legal reviews (as required), and finalize all deliverables of the RFP
  • Create effective proposals and collateral documents for customers; willingness to comprehend that a standard answer must be tailored to meet specific customer needs
  • Manage and continually improve the process and tool set for efficiently and effectively producing high quality RFPs
  • Manage short timelines and multiple projects simultaneously while being extremely proactive in problem solving
  • Support maintenance and updating of proposal content via lessons-learned from in-flight and completed proposals
Position Requirements

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2+ years’ experience in RFP/Proposal writing, editing and proofing
  • Technical Skills: Experience with CRM and/or Proposal Management Software. Exceptional Microsoft Office skills- Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong and active listening skills and overall communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Thrives in fast-paced, highly collaborative environments
  • Ability to be responsible, flexible, accountable and detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task, adapt and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Willing to use constructive feedback to make changes to proposals as needed
Location Minneapolis  
About the Organization The Ascentis mission is to create innovative products that are easy to use for the often under-served mid-market that cover the full Human Capital Management (HCM) suite. This full suite approach combined with an amazing team equals success!

We at Ascentis firmly believe that a product is only as good as the people behind it. Whether it's platform development, technology maintenance, client support, product management, sales or operations, all of our employees see the direct impact of their work. As a leader and one of the fastest growing 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) companies in the Human Capital Management space, Ascentis focuses on hiring talented and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. If you want to channel your ambition and drive for success, you belong with Ascentis!

Ascentis has grown tremendously over the last 3 years. Recently, we announced a majority recapitalization by global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Summit invests across growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 440 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 140 public equity offerings. So, needless to say, we are all extremely excited with where we are headed!


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