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Date: Jan 18, 2018

Location: Herndon, VA, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 13013 


At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company’s growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay a step ahead of the competition. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA Services and for the people who work here.


NTT DATA Services currently seeks a Sr. Proposal Writer to join our team in Herndon, Virginia (US-VA), United States (US).



In this role, you will:
• Spend about 75% of your time writing and editing (including substantive editing, “single voice” editing, and copyediting) proposals and responses to Requests For Information (RFIs), White Papers, etc., and 25% of your time developing market-facing slicks and marketing collateral for a Federal Government audience.
• Determine proposal concepts by studying requests for proposal (RFPs, RFIs, etc.), attending strategy meetings, and speaking with subject matter experts.
• Gather proposal information by identifying sources of information and interviewing subject matter experts (SMEs) to understand their areas of expertise and develop publications concept that clearly communicate their knowledge.
• Develop proposal content by assembling information and creating solutions/outcomes/benefits outlines and writing compelling text with win themes and differentiators.
• Improve proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplates, speaking up to volunteer ideas for improvements, and implementing changes.
• Organize and prepare information and data to write a variety of technical publications for a Federal Government audience requiring in-depth knowledge and understanding of information technology (IT) and management consulting services.
• Support the Proposal Manager throughout the proposal process, meeting proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval, coordinating requirements with contributors, and contributing proposal status information during review meetings.
• Write, revise, and edit drafts of Federal Government proposal responses (including executive summaries and technical, management, past performance, resume, and pricing sections), white papers, responses to Requests For Information (RFIs), and marketing material.
• Edit documents and technical literature prepared by other staff members, for content, coverage, clarity, and voice consistency, recommending revisions and editorial standards as appropriate.
• Maintain quality results by using templates, following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone, and maintaining proposal support databases.
• Contribute to proposal graphics development, supports marketing efforts by developing and writing market collateral materials, and assisting in the design of the company website.
• Develop presentations and/or case studies for clients and write win announcements and/or press releases as needed.
• Continuously develop, increasing knowledge and skills by participating in educational opportunities and maintaining personal and professional networks.
• Exceed organizational goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
• Ability to collaborate with all levels and roles supporting proposal efforts.

Required basic qualifications: • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of experience and education. • Minimum of 5 years of experience writing technical volumes in a variety of IT and management consulting solution areas • Understanding of win themes, proposal concepts, and the business development lifecycle • Understanding of the Federal market and government proposals • Experience working with subject matter experts and graphic designers to create compelling visual images • Ability to interview technical, program, and subject matter experts to extract critical themes and discriminators to include in proposal responses. • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite products • Interest in marketing Desired skills: • Experience writing technical proposals for Agile, development processes, IT operations, cloud, etc. • Experience writing management and staffing proposal volumes • Experience generating content for new business development materials • Experience using SharePoint • An ideal candidate will have 6+ years of technical proposal writing experience in response to Federal Government RFPs, RFIs, and an understanding of the Shipley methodology




This position is only available to those interested in direct staff employment opportunities with NTT DATA, Inc. or its subsidiaries.  Please note, 1099 or corp-2-corp contractors or the equivalent will NOT be considered. We offer a full comprehensive benefits package that starts from your first day of employment.                                                                                


About NTT DATA Services


NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services.


NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 100,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 85 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn more.


NTT DATA, Inc. (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law.  To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.




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