Proposal Writer Etobicoke Competitive

Proposal Writer

Location: Etobicoke |
Salary: Competitive |
Posted: 19 Jul 2021 |
Closes: 19 Aug 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: Canada |
Region / Division: North America |
Reference: G4S/TP/2239755/214694

Proposal Writer

Job Introduction:


This position description assumes that the individual has satisfied all basic requirements for employment by G4S Secure Solutions Canada including, but not limited to: background check, minimum age, and minimum education (high school diploma or foreign equivalency).  Additionally, this job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The individual in this position is required to follow any other instructions and perform any other duties requested by this position’s management.

Role Responsibility:

The Proposal Writer develops, writes and responds to Requests for Information/Proposal/ Quote (RFI/RFP/RFQ) for submission to large prospective and current clients in response to specifications. Additional responsibilities include preparing presentations based on previously submitted proposals and responding to follow-up requests, The Proposal Writer works with key internal and external stakeholders to coordinate timely and professional responses.   The Proposal Writer will also write some internal and external communications on behalf of the Communications team.

G4S offers various perks such as free access to thousands of learning material and training and a very supportive work environment.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Write proposals using the input obtained from all sources in a concise, responsive, logical fashion while ensuring that the information provided complies with the specifications
  • Analyzes the requirements of an RFP and decides what information needs to be included in the proposal
  • Coordinates with field offices and Headquarters departments to determine how to further develop appropriate responses
  • Conducts any additional research that is required to develop the responses
  • Disseminates proposals for clients by required deadlines; provides necessary copies to field offices, Managers of Business Development and Head office staff
  • Plans and prepares proposal content
  • Coordinate and submit follow up responses throughout bid process

The Ideal Candidate:

Basic requirements: 

Formal Education, Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Type and Length of Specific Experience Required:

  • Minimum 1 year proposal writing experience
  • Must have College diploma or University degree in any of the following fields:  Copywriting, English, Communications, Advertising, Marketing, or Journalism
  • Proven ability to write clear, compelling copy 
  • Excellent command of the English language: both verbal and written
  • Demonstrate a high degree of literacy; i.e. reading for comprehension, ability to make inferences, ability to read and produce documents written at the advanced English level
  • Capacity to multitask and manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Other key skills: Critical thinking, innovation, creativity, self-starter, able to work both independently and in a team setting
  • French an asset


Skills required: 

  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Planning and organizing
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Problem solving 
  • Forecasting, predicting Coaching, mentoring, motivating 
  • Active listening Encourage effective teamwork 
  • Assess and evaluate situations effectively
  • Synthesize facts, concepts, principles 
  • Identify critical issues quickly and accurately
  • Compile, sort, and interpret data 
  • Research, investigate, compile information Mediate conflict with tact, diplomacy 
  • Write informatively, clearly and accurately Negotiate 
  • Advanced Creativity
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Attending to detail

Other related attributes that would enhance hiring consideration:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a English, Advertising, marketing or Business-related major
  • Prior contract security-related experience, preferably in a multi-location environment
  • Experience in copywriting, editing, design, publishing
  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM system

About the Company:

G4S is an inclusive and equitable employer, encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

G4S est un employeur inclusif et équitable, en encourageant les candidatures de femmes qualifiées et les hommes y compris les personnes handicapées, les membres des minorités visibles et les personnes autochtones.

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