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Proposal Writer, Optum Health - Remote - 2227546

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group

Marketing & Communications
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data, and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits, and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

As part of Growth Proposal Services, the Optum Health Proposal Writer collaborates with our UnitedHealth Group partners to help the business respond to requests for proposals (RFPs) in the commercial and public sector markets.

The Optum Health Proposal Writer reviews RFPs and related materials to understand customer needs. They then creatively apply customer, solution and sales strategy to develop high-quality proposals that are concise, complete and clear.

The Optum Health Proposal Writer must demonstrate effective time and project management skills, exhibiting focus and poise within a fast-paced, deadline-driven, collaborative environment where continuous communication is critical.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Write proposal responses for multiple markets by tailoring information from our content database and other company resources to accurately reflect solutions
  • Partner with proposal team members to develop high-quality proposals that are responsive, accurate, concise and strategic, and align to Brand and proposal style guidelines
  • Demonstrate customer-focused writing by incorporating win themes, value propositions, benefits, differentiators, proof points and opportunity information into proposal responses, executive summaries and cover letters
  • Work closely with sales, solution and product partners to develop custom content
  • Incorporate and unify feedback into drafts from many sources within established deadlines
  • Develop relationships across multiple departments and senior management to foster collaboration, teamwork and quality results
  • Organize, prioritize and manage competing deadlines across multiple proposals and projects
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills by expressing complex solutions simply
  • Balance independent and collaborative work with solid accountability
  • Maintain product knowledge through trainings and self-led learning
  • Escalate potential challenges in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Participate in workgroups to drive continuous improvements
  • Apply coaching feedback to continuously improve and develop within role

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of proposal writing experience, preferably in a complex organization
  • Experience leading and speaking in large meetings with high-level staff
  • Expert at proposal response development and customer-focused storytelling
  • Demonstrates a natural command of language and understands AP Style guidelines
  • Proven ability to thrive in a complex, fast-paced, deadline-driven corporate environment
  • Proven ability to work with minimal guidance on complex tasks within a defined proposal process

Preferred Qualifications:

  • APMP certification and/or participation in proposal industry groups
  • Experience writing proposals within the health care and benefits industry
  • Expertise navigating a content database to research common proposal questions

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, Washington, D.C. Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $70,200 to $137,800 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment