Pearson Senior Proposals Analyst in Iowa City, Iowa

Senior Proposals Analyst


Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

The Sr. Proposals Analyst takes responsibility for the entire proposal process from RFP receipt to high-quality proposal creation and delivery in a high-volume environment. The Proposal Analyst works closely with Business Development, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and other key staff to develop and deliver high-quality, compelling proposals. The Sr. Proposal Analyst is also responsible for facilitating bid strategy sessions and assisting the Director, Global Proposals with research and process improvement projects. This position also will provide guidance to the Proposal Coordinator and will provide key support to the other Senior Proposal Analysts with their proposal responses.

Location: Iowa City, IA

Proposal Response Development

  • Guarantee successful delivery of superior quality proposals

  • Write new text or customize existing text for proposal responses

  • Review RFP in detail and identify mandatory business requirements

  • Create or obtain proposal appendices

  • Accurately incorporate all edits from reviewers

  • Ensure 100% accurate and clear cost proposal/forms

  • Ensure compliance with RFP requirements

  • Coordinate and produce final proposal documents with the support of the Proposal Coordinator

  • Track shipment

  • Conduct research for process improvement projects

  • Update and maintain boilerplate

  • Provide guidance for proposal analysts and coordinator, as needed

Bid Strategy and RFP Review Meeting Facilitation

  • Schedule, facilitate, and actively participate in bid strategy meetings to prepare proposal response

  • Recommend solutions for proposal response based on prior proposal experience.

  • Ensure all aspects of RFP are addressed with pertinent SMEs (subject matter experts)

  • Review RFPs in detail and identify mandatory requirements

  • Prepare fact sheets/proposal outlines

Prepare for RFP receipt (pre-work)

Proofread and edit various proposals as needed by the department

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  • BA or BS, preferably in English, Journalism, or Business or similar degree

  • 5 or more years proposal writing or similar experience in a corporate environment

  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Word and moderate proficiency with Excel and Acrpbat Professional

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Good verbal skills, excellent written communication skills

  • Above average writing and editing skills required

  • Ability to conceptualize and think creatively

  • Ability to work comfortably with executive team

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Flexibility to work under tight deadlines

  • Team leading skills

  • Effective relationship building and maintaining skills with team and senior management

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Time management, planning, multi-task and project management skills

  • Ability to work independently

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Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-IA-Iowa City

Work Locations: US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge 2510 North Dodge Street Iowa City 52245

Job: Sales

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 28, 2017

Req ID: 1714234