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Proposal Writer Lead


  • Indiana, Indiana
  • GA, Atlanta
  • IN, Indianapolis
  • MD, Hanover
  • VA, Alexandria
  • DC, Washington



The Proposal Writer Lead is responsible for Federal Government Solutions (FGS) proposal development/proposal writing at the expert level. This position is required and complex proposal content in responses to federal government solicitations and provide guidance to other Proposal Writers at all levels. This position may lead small efforts such as RFIs, data calls, or subcontractor bids. 
Primary duties to include, but are not limited to: 
•Writing original, narrative proposal content in response to complex bids 
•Reviewing and understanding solution materials, and using the materials to develop compliant, persuasive content. 
•Coach and mentor internal Proposal Writers and external Consultant Writers, along with guiding functional Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on all aspects of response development.  
•Interview SMEs and develop proposal response content 
•Accountable for the initial annotated outline aligned to solicitation requirements and assigned sections, incorporates FGS strategy and win strategies and solution elements  throughout the response. 
•Acts as the internal SME for proposal writing and responsible for quality of drafts. 
•Makes recommendations to style guide, responsible for narrative and ensuring content is current. 
•Maintains, updates, and is responsible for the content library of response materials, and works across functional areas as necessary, with other proposal writer leads, to deliver a comprehensive and compelling proposal in one voice. 
•Provides feedback to internal/external proposal writers and to the Director of Proposal Strategy surrounding quality, timeliness and compliance.
•Actively participates in color review debriefs and incorporates feedback in recovery writing 
•Writing win themes and value proposition statements
•Requires a BA/BS in a related field and minimum 10 years of proposal related and/or writing experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. In-depth knowledge of government solicited RFPs and expert level experience in managing large-scale proposals or communication initiatives including writing and reviewing healthcare bids for healthcare companies in a deadline driven environment strongly preferred.
Preferred Qualifications: 
•Federal proposal experience
•Three years of proposal leadership experience (eg. Volume Lead/Book Boss experience) 
•Critical thinking/critical analysis  
•Compliance Matrix Development
•Shipley training preferred
•APMP Certification preferred

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Be part of an Extraordinary Team

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. Previously known as Anthem, Inc., we have evolved into a company focused on whole health and updated our name to better reflect the direction the company is heading.

We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Elevance Health approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2021, is ranked as one of the 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies on Diversity and Inclusion. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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