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Proposal Specialist

Company: Proofpoint Inc
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Company Overview

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today's advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:

* Build and enhance our proven security platform * Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture * Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel * Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges

We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That's why we're a leader in next-generation cybersecurity-and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

We are seeking a Proposal Specialist to join our team, applicants can work out of HQ in Sunnyvale, CA; or our satellite offices in Draper, UT or Pittsburgh, PA.

The Role

The Proposal Specialist is responsible for assisting in the completion of proposal projects to win new business and retain existing business. This position will be responsible for strategic content initiatives to include drafting, updating, and classifying business development narrative, graphics, and statistical data. This individual will independently and co-dependently manage and fulfill business development responsibilities, as assigned, which include requests for proposals (RFP), requests for information (RFI), and requests for quotes/re-price (RFQs).

Your day to day

* Collaborate with members of the sales, marketing, finance, contracts, or product teams to ensure content is complete, accurate, and timely * Assist with multiple RFPs/RFIs responses simultaneously * Develop written responses or edit responses as necessary for review by Proposal Managers * Assist in proposal development and review process * Ensure compliance with client requirements, instructions, and expectations * Demonstrate efficiency and multi-tasking abilities to work under pressure in fast-paced, tight deadline-driven environment * Meet internal and external deadlines to fulfill project deliverables * Help to maintain, manage, and expand the team's Qvidian Database, a central repository of proposal narrative, for projects and assignments * Organize and participate in kickoff ("project launch") meetings with sales and key stakeholders * Thoroughly review documents for cohesiveness of responses, content flow and organization, syntax/grammar, and format specifications * Print, collate, and bind proposals per specifications or create electronic media

What you bring to the team

* Require a bachelor's degree in Marketing, English, Business, or Communications * 1 - 3 Years of Experience * Demonstrated project management skills * Strong ability to communicate both orally and written (Writing Samples a Plus) * Ability to work with peers in a team effort * Keen attention to detail and accuracy * Proficient in Microsoft Office (Specifically MS Word and MS Excel), * Experience in Qvidian or other proposal content management system, a plus

Why Proofpoint

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint's amazing culture!

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If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Keywords: Proofpoint Inc, Sunnyvale , Proposal Specialist, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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