Senior Proposal Writer – Remote

Direct Travel

Senior Proposal Writer – Remote  

Position Overview

Direct Travel is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced Senior Proposal Writer to join our Corporate Communications team. In this role, the Senior Proposal Writer will provide RFP support to maximize new business and client renewals for both domestic and global bid opportunities.  

 

We are looking for a passionate and ambitious storyteller who can embrace this role and join a fast-paced team focused on providing value to our prospects and clients by crafting the ultimate Direct Travel experience. 

This is a fully remote position.

Responsibilities 

  • Independently support the development, production and submission of all bid opportunities including responses to RFIs, RFPs and open-ended invitations to bid on travel management solutions. 
  • Gather relevant and sellable information; evaluate and edit existing verbiage; create new proposal language; and solicit contributions from appropriate areas within the company to be used for compelling bid responses.  
  • Develop and create high-quality, message-driven documents, including executive summaries, commitment letters and custom proposals.   
  • Develop clear, unique, and powerful strategies to support unique client-driven deliverables.  
  • Interface closely with Sales and Account Management teams, and coordinate with key decision makers to determine concept, strategy and timeline for each bid opportunity.  
  • Manage the production, shipping and management of all RFP deliverables. 
  • Provide editing, proofing and graphic design support. 
  • Provide team support for initiatives outside the bid process, including but not limited to: website content, client communications, white papers and press releases.   
  • Actively and independently maintain job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and maintaining professional networks.

Qualifications

 Technical Experience/Education

  • A minimum of 5 years of proposal writing experience (business travel industry, preferred). 
  • Experience with proposal automation software (Loopio, preferred). 
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  • Clear understanding of market landscape (including, but not limited to: competing TMCs, industry suppliers, fundamental knowledge of industry technology). 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Business or a related discipline. 

General Attributes

  • Excellent writing skills are essential to this position. Candidate must submit a minimum of three (3) original writing samples. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  
  • Creative and articulate with superior attention to detail. 
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and able to multitask in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.  
  • Positive, proactive individual and cross-functional partner who can easily collaborate with the team and multiple departments. 

Direct Travel is an EOE/AA/Veteran/People with Disabilities employer.

About Direct Travel  

  

Direct Travel is a leading provider of corporate travel management services. The company has been providing travel management for over 40 years, working with clients to develop highly customized travel programs. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and innovative solutions, Direct Travel enables clients to derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of superior service, progressive technologies and significant cost savings. Direct Travel has offices in over 70 locations across North America and the UK and is currently ranked 12th on Travel Weekly’s Power List. For more information, visit www.dt.com. 

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