Corporate, Full-time, Permanent
Calian is a publicly traded company that delivers innovative solutions that help the world communicate, learn, lead healthy lives, and stay safe. We have 4 main business units that we offer diverse products and services in, including Advanced Technology, Health, Learning, and IT & Cyber. The Proposal Specialist role is part of our corporate team and will work closely with all internal clients who support these business units.
Calian is an exciting company with an aggressive growth agenda. As a Proposal Specialist you will be an integral team member to achieve those growth targets. Your objectives are customer satisfaction and corporate success. Come join a motivated and innovative team, where you can make a difference!
About the role:
The Proposal Specialist will work with Calian’s service lines to generate compliant proposals, in both the public and private sectors, with a consistent look and feel commensurate with Calian's corporate image.
This role allows for someone to learn quickly and to take on more responsibility as they master their role. You will benefit from the ability to self-manage your day while meeting routine deadline expectations. Weekly team meetings will ensure that you are well versed in the team's goals and can share your goals with your colleagues. Collaborative problem solving, and innovation is encouraged.
What we offer:
Company benefits starting on your first day
Generous vacation package
2 float days (extra paid days off)
Paid Volunteer Day
Stock Purchase Plan
And according to our CEO…A freaking awesome team!
Your Day to Day Responsibilities:
Coordinate with the service lines and support the proposal efforts from start to successful completion, including establishing schedules and coordinating the collection of information for proposal responses
Participate in proposal kickoff, requirements and strategy meetings
Assist in writing, reviewing and editing content to ensure compliance with Government and Private industry requests for proposals
Format proposal responses in accordance with established style and content requirements
Assist recruiters qualifying candidates and ensure compliance (candidate matrices, candidate tracking sheets)
Create, maintain and update proposal content used for RFP responses
Monitor various procurement websites and listings for new opportunities
Manage multiple assignments congruently under pressure and deadlines
Ensure proper closeout procedures are completed
Provide back-up to other team members as needed
The Skills and Experience You Have:
Post secondary education or equivalent experience
3-5 years experience writing, editing and responding to Request for Proposal documents
Strong written and oral communication skills
Must be fluent in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.)
Strong proof reading skills with a focused attention for detail
Excellent organizational skills
Proven ability to work within a team environment
Strong interpersonal skills
Flexibility to work overtime
Ability to work independently with little supervision
Strong work ethic and positive attitude
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