Great sales are the result of strong purpose, conviction and pride - pride in your ability and your product. UnitedHealth Group offers a portfolio of products that are greatly improving the life of others. Bring along your passion and do your life's best work.(sm) The Senior Proposal Manager (PM) is responsible for proposal management and strategic writing for Request for Information (RFI), executive summaries, proactive proposal development and customized support. Responsible for independently overseeing, coordinating the proposal response team through the opportunity life cycle to post - proposal submission for commercial Employer, Payer, and Provider market proposals. Also responsible for ensuring compliance, and delivery of all proposal deliverables to the external client, the Senior PM maintains insight into all phases of the Optum Proposal Team process. In this role the Senior PM is focused on bringing together all stakeholders associated with the pursuit in order to submit a winning proposal package. The Senior PM owns the proposal process and works closely with Consultant Relations, Sales Leaders, Product Subject Matter Experts, Writers, and / or Strategists. The abilities to manage and communicate at all levels, meet tight deadlines, commitment to teamwork, detailed follow - through, and a positive demeanor are essential keys to success in this role. In this role, the Senior PM will develop strategic messaging regarding the strategic differentiators; customer based value of our point products and integrated solutions across employer, payer, and provider markets. This role is also responsible for ensuring our RFI responses are timely, strategic, of high quality and meet the need of our current and future customers. Lastly, this position will also be responsible for working with the OPT content managers, product SMEs, graphics team and quality team to develop standard proactive proposals for sales organization and providing customized proactive proposal support. Primary Responsibilities:Manage all aspects of the proposal schedule, meetings, draft reviews, and oversee large - scale opportunities Develop strategic messaging content for proposals and executive summaries Author, populate, research or manage the development of content and other significant written communications Use standard best practices to increase the win probability of deals through compliant proposals Be consistent in proposal development for style, presentation and RFP guidelines Assist in developing and maintaining new and historical operational benchmarks as well as departmental electronic / paper files and informational databases Demonstrate personality and leadership skills to engage and motivate a diverse group of proposal contributors Exhibit strong leadership through the scheduling, coordination and facilitation of the technical solution design process, pricing review, signature acquisition, document preparation, status meetings and escalating issues as needed Contribute to and oversee writing assignments and promote proposal quality through draft editing, feedback on writing, response approach / strategy, and conforming to Proposal team writing styles as appropriate Coordinate with sister companies and business units within Optum, as appropriate, to ensure strategic alignment Ability to thrive in a complex and fast - paced corporate environment Demonstrated ability to work with minimal guidance and proactively seek guidance on very complex tasks
Required Qualifications:Undergraduate degree or equivalent to 5+ years solid proposal management experience 5+ years of experience independently managing employer, commercial, consumer, Health IT, complex global, State or Federal healthcare proposals 3+ years of experience writing for large, complex proposals in the Commercial / Government Healthcare market Excellent interpersonal as well as written and verbal communication skills, including a high degree of comfort leading and speaking in large meetings with high - level personnel Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Experience working within a content database and populating common sections of proposals Proficiency in working a pre - RFP strategy supporting business development and capture activities Strong problem resolution, analytical, research and negation skills Excellent interpersonal as well as written and verbal communication skills, including a high degree of comfort leading and speaking in large meetings with high - level personnel Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Exceptional facilitation and organizational skills Ability to independently define, schedule, and manage the proposal preparation process, including the ability to understand and analyze the details of an RFP Strong interpersonal and communication skills The ability to manage simultaneous projects with competing demands The ability to meet deadlines, a commitment to teamwork, and detailed follow - through Occasional business travelCareers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Job Keywords: Proposal, Proposal Writer, Proposal Manager, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Remote, Work from home
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.