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Proposal Writer II

The Company:  CAIC
The Location: 

Columbia, SC, US, 29210 Remote, US

The Division:  Group Benefits Operations
Job Id:  3571

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Job Summary

Prepares high-quality, customized proposals, presentations, and bids for smaller or less complex group cases; works closely with more experienced underwriters to learn Aflac Group’s products and processes; assists in the enhancement of proposals to increase win rate; researches, compiles, writes, edits, and proofreads proposals, bids, and other written documents       

 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

With limited supervision, and in accordance with established policies and procedures, relies on knowledge of commonly used concepts and practices in the preparation of high-quality, RFP Spreadsheets and formal RFPs, customized proposals, presentations, and bids working in conjunction with underwriters and sales professionals

 

• Observes and assists more experienced team members underwrite yearly renewals of group cases and/or review individual account underwriting cases based on thorough analysis of the group’s financial condition, participation percentage, type of industry, participating employee demographics, and past claim experience

 

• Identify and communicate recommend improvements of processes and information for bid and proposal packages; comprehends prospective client requirements; researches and drafts responses to formal Request For Proposal (RFP) questions enhancing the responses to meet or exceed the client’s requirements positioning Aflac to win

 

• Coordinates with subject matter experts within marketing and other divisions in the enhancement of proposals to increase win rate; in partnership with the Underwriters, communicates bid information to sales personnel; increases percentage of bids won

 

• Researches, compiles, writes, edits, and proofreads proposals, bids, and other written documents, as requested by the sales and management; validates contractual and documentation packages for quality, accuracy, persuasiveness, and compliance with company practices

• Integrates the various pieces of information gathered from all departments into a comprehensive presentation; creates and modifies graphics to convey ideas, methodologies, and approaches

 

• Maintains the internal archive of proposal documents, product information, correspondence, and other proposal information; organizes and maintains proposal and product data using print and electronic tools to ensure that current and accurate information is captured appropriately

 

• Provides research, administration, and coordination for all forms of proposal research; provides reports based on findings; locates statistical data and interprets in various formats to the team and/or management

 

• Resolves problems and answer questions from sales professionals pertaining to assigned proposals; works independently to analyze issues to determine best solutions; sets priorities, plans and organizes workload, and meets established deadlines; maintains consistent communication with the Undewrwriter and Alfac departments to ensure issues are resolved

 

• Assists in analyzing risk and financial data to underwrite new business opportunities for smaller or less complex group cases as needed; works closely with more experienced underwriters to learn Aflac’s products and processes

 

• Performs other duties as required 

 

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • 2 years work related experience   

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

 

 

Education & Experience Preferred

  • Experience writing in a business environment      
  • Insurance industry experience

 

Job Knowledge & Skills

 

• Passionate agile practitioner with a solid understanding agile values and principles

 

• Demonstrated leadership skills, ownership and commitment for deliverables

 

• Excellent communication and facilitation skills, enthusiastic and assertive

 

• Experience working with and understanding the needs of customers

 

• Is knowledgeable about the product and product domain and able to transfer ideas into valuable features

 

 

Competencies

  • Acting with Integrity - Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments
  • Communicating Effectively - Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener
  • Pursuing Self-Development - Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities
  • Serving Customers - Builds strong relationships with customers; stays aware of customer needs, concerns and satisfaction; responds promptly to customer questions and requests; effectively manages
  • Supporting Change - Enthusiastically participates in new change initiatives and programs; focuses on reasons why changes will work and how they will be beneficial
  • Supporting Organizational Goals - Actively supports organizational goals and values; demonstrates enthusiasm toward the company's goals and mission; aligns actions around organizational goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations - Shows respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourages and promotes practices that support cultural diversity; discourages behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds


Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina